I know Hubby and I can't be the only people, that find the following statements of gushing adoration in the form of promises to be ridiculous and actually lies.
They are in fairy tales we read to our children, a crap load of movies, even in a lot of peoples wedding vows, just to name a few!
These won't seem like lies, but if you really think about them, even in the best relationships, they are lies.
You be the judge:
I will love you forever...Oh, so that means when I die, you wont be taking on another spouse or even a lover. If I die tomorrow, forever is aloooong time!
I will be with you for the rest of my life...Oops I forgot, you might die before me. I guess if I'm to keep this promise, then I'm going to have to hang your ashes around my neck till I die or sit next to your grave for the rest of my life.
I will never leave you...That means we will both be dying at the exact same moment, Right?
I will follow you to the ends of the Earth...Oh, so the other day when I asked you to go to the grocery store with me and you said NO, you broke your promise! Where is the ENDS of the Earth, anyways?
Where you go, I go...In the end, if you don't stop lying, you won't be going where I'm going! AND stop following me to the bathroom!
I want to spend eternity with you...Ohhh so you are a vampire and are going to recruit me. So we can Live and Live and Live...
I will never love anyone but you...Not even your parents or even your children, NOW I know your lying!
They lived happily ever after...I'm sure Sleeping Beauty was not all that happy, living out the rest of her elderly years without Prince Charming. Which most women do out live their spouses.
I'm sure there is a whole lot more of these types of promises, I just can't stomach to think of any more.
Why do people subject their loved ones with this stuff?
I used to say such things to my first hubby and after that not working out, I realized...
Unless you have a crystal ball looking into the future...
How can anyone honestly promise something about the future?
If we promise our love forever, then marriage should be a breeze! There should be no such thing as divorce.
I mean really, how many past relationships have had these promises in them? If these weren't lies, then they wouldn't be past relationships, they would be current ones and you would have to die at the same exact moment to keep them.
I think life would get pretty stale, if we just knew for a fact based on a promise that our relationships were going to last FOREVER.
Hubby has to work for my love and I have to work for his. Everyday!
If you think I'm wrong, tell me so!
If you think I am touched in the head, well tell me that too!
P.S. Hubby and I are just fine!
This a topic we are in agreement on.