Sunday Writing Prompt, Apr 18/21 – For Better or for Worse?

Sara gives us this week’s word challenge: DEALBREAKERS
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This could refer to family, friends, spouses, employers, landlords, politicians, someone annoying you on social media, even the weather…sky’s the limit!

What is your threshold, your non-negotiables, where do YOU draw the line?Hehe. Hubby and I broke the norm as it was said 4 out of 5 second marriages fail.
Both divorced, and thus a statistic of the 3 out of 5 marriage failures, Hubs and I have been wed 30 years this year, so we must be doing something right.
I can’t remember saying ‘for better or for worse’ though as this time was a Registry Office affair and a fun day. There were only 9 of us, and everyone took a row to make it look more. Mum said she’d never seen me look so serious.
No confetti was allowed in the grounds, so everyone threw sugar puffs and rice crispies (we fished them out of my bra later to much hilarity) which kept the birds happy. The handcuffs in case I changed my mind, stayed in Hubby’s pocket.
We became friends first, then everything else just happened. No regrets though.
We did agree that we could still have our off days, just not on the same day, which has worked very well for us, and I confess I’ve had more bad days than he has.
I suppose the deal breaker for me would have been if he was a drinker. I do not handle alcohol well myself and am more or less tee total, but having had relationships where drink took the upper hand, no thanks.
He also had to like dogs (ya think??). I had my GSD at the time, and she only barked at him, then got the idea he was not a threat.
And biggest thing of all, he had to be able to dispose of arachnids. Mice and snakes don’t bother me but spiders? No. I’m a wreck as this post will show.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt, Apr 18/21 – For Better or for Worse?

  1. Congrats on beating the odds!

  2. murisopsis says:

    Yep. I think a deal breaker for me would have been a smoker. Drinking is a close 2nd. But after one episode about 6 months into our marriage, Sparky decided to give up drinking (he’ll have a single beer or a single glass of wine) after he suffered the consequences and was dragged to my parent’s house for the Easter holidays (3.5 hr drive as he sat with his head in a bucket)! He hasn’t been drunk since!

    • Ex partner loved his drink and on the way to my parents for Christmas threw up at the traffic lights on the way, then in Dad’s hedge and rose bushes up the drive. The following day he made a fuss about not going to the pub, had almost a bottle of Dad’s homebrew on his own and after lunch announced we were going home as he’d promised his ex wife she could have the kids for Christmas evening and Boxing Day (all news to me I might add). I was mad to stay as long as I did (duh!!!)

  3. Sadje says:

    Happy 30th anniversary Di. You’re doing something right!

  4. Happy 30th anniversary…

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