Mr. and Mrs. Z. are both 78 years old.
They have known each other since they were 12 and started dating when they were 14.
They have been married for 58 years.
They both profess to having dis-liked each other for years. In passing, they even mention to hating each other.
When asked if they have ever considered a divorce they both state, almost in unison, "of course not, we've been this way for years!"
Some would ask why they have stayed together this long. They wonder how they possibly could have "wasted" their life together.
They raised 5 children, have a boat load of grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren.
They have a house crammed full of family pictures and memories.
I've come across a lot of adults who never married and never had children who would, in retrospect, preferred to have wasted their life like Mr. and Mrs. Z..