I realized from writing my own history that I focused too much of my youthful energy on finding my Prince Charming when I should have enjoyed more the dating experiences with the fellows I met along the way. A poem I wrote explains: Finding Your One and Only-The fairy tales make it sound so easy/ Just kiss the frog––he becomes a charming prince/ Off you ride into the beautiful sunset together/ and live happily ever after…sounds like a cinch.// Life, you’ll find has other plans for you/ Even after you’ve married your prince/ sometimes––he mutates back into a frog/ and his misbehavior makes you wince// What’s a princess to do, but leave him?/ Set out on a new journey to find another/ Perhaps a horny toad or lizard would do/ But then you may think why even bother?// The second time around is more difficult/ Now, you may carry extra baggage/ A dependent child or two, if you’re lucky/ Plus emotional garbage to add to the marriage// Your new partner may bring his own luggage/ Whether he’s divorced, widowed or just single/ So consider it good luck when you’ve found/ Another one and only to kiss and then…gamble//
For those who are still single or never married, you may look longingly at your married friends’ lives but until you’ve walked in their shoes, you have no idea what challenges they face. Analyze your own married state whether widowed, divorced or never married. How have you coped with your circumstances? How have your hopes, dreams and expectations changed during your lifetime?