Dear Mr. Melissa Blake:
In the corniacopia of coupledom (try saying that 10 times fast, Sweetpea…), I honestly can’t say that I’d like to see us fall into either one of these categories; they seem to represent two unhealthy extremes, don’t they? At the very least, they’re not states of bliss that couples should aspire to. Don’t get me wrong, Sweetpea. I am wholeheartedly looking forward to becoming one-half of our very own power couple. After all, research has linked marriage to happiness time and time again. In fact, a recent study from Michigan State University revealed that being married does indeed make you a happier person in adulthood. How? Marriage apparently helps safeguard against the normal declines in happiness most people experience in adulthood.
And the more I think about it, Sweetpea, the more I realize just what sort of couple I want us to be. The kind that inspires each other. I want you to make me a better writer and a better person. Granted, I know it’s going to take a lot of work. It won’t be easy. I won’t fool myself and pretend it will be easy and all glittery rainbows. But if we always work together, something tells me that we can make it work. What do you say? Until we meet… xoxo
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