Marriage – very touching!

by Stephen on January 4, 2013 · 152 comments

in Inspirational Stories, Marriage

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.

She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.

She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.

She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door every morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office… jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind… I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.

Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed – dead.

My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push thru with the divorce –At least, in the eyes of our son— I’m a loving husband…

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Irfan January 4, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Wow really great … Teaches what life is all about. Super Like ..

2 PremaQuintin January 4, 2013 at 11:10 pm

A nice touching story.. Both husaband and wife need to spend more time together, and make understand of their love for each other. Then there will be no disputes.

3 Archana January 5, 2013 at 1:53 am

Very touching indeed.

4 SYED SADATH January 5, 2013 at 2:04 am

Yes it is true, wife and husband are garments to each other, they to share all moments of life to each other, either it is happy or sad, win or loss, luck or bad luck, after marriage each other will become the heart of body.

5 SAMANTHA January 5, 2013 at 2:25 am

Heart touching story. Really liked it very much.

6 Khushi Dsouza January 5, 2013 at 2:27 am

Wonderful story. Made me cry:(; 🙂

7 Mosopefoluwa January 5, 2013 at 2:49 am

Touchy piece

8 Swarup January 5, 2013 at 5:32 am

It is a heart break for me.

9 Sekar January 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

Makes me cry. Thanks to the author.

10 Madhav January 5, 2013 at 10:21 am

What a husband! Really a champion. Broke two hearts at the same time.

11 Irah Mariey G. Sitchon January 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

Very touching and sad story, I hope everybody understood the real meaning of marriage. 🙂 God bless us more!

12 Bloom January 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

It’s such a wonderful story. Makes me cry … 🙂

13 Keytyk January 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I pretty like such stories which teach us how to live, and remind us to take care of those who are around us, and to value each moment of our life for every one is meaningful.

14 Mmalolo January 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Thank you very much, this message will follow me to my grave and surely it will help me in my yet to come marital home.

15 Ami January 6, 2013 at 1:03 am

Really touching, my eyes got filled with tears while reading it.

16 Bridgette January 6, 2013 at 3:58 am

Indeed a touching story…thanks for sharing….

17 Maila January 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

Made me cry.. I love the story. The woman really loved his son and his husband despite what he did to her.

18 Jackfruit January 6, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Still a lucky man because he will not have to spend the rest of his life regretting…… Thanks to his wife

19 Esther January 7, 2013 at 11:01 am

The story made me cry. It is touching.

20 Rita Borg January 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm

She said it and meant the words I will love you always till death to us part. Most times we don’t realize the treasure we have until we loose it, what a wife and a mother.

Thanks for the story. GOD bless her son.

21 Karen January 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Very touching story that brought tears to my eyes. She really loved her family.

22 Hari Dhayalan Bangalore January 8, 2013 at 4:27 am

Really heart touching story. I never cried but understood the life value through this story. If we change the attitude from negative thoughts, that will give enough happies in our life.

23 Owen January 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

Has given me a great lesson, it’s really very, very touching.

24 Rathish January 9, 2013 at 7:59 am

Relationship turns to be crazy when we are in search of money.

25 Pratima January 10, 2013 at 7:28 am

Very touching story ………… tears just rolled out from eyes automatically……:(

26 Sanjeev Sharma January 11, 2013 at 12:14 am

A man is incomplete without wife. So, plz handle with care to your marriage life.

27 John January 11, 2013 at 3:23 am

Very touching but sad story. I cried out loud. But i learned to value life.

28 Thuy January 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm

It is so touching story….I miss my husband far away but soon we will meet again.. Love my dearest husband.

29 Vasuki January 13, 2013 at 10:57 am

Very touching story and so sad ending.

30 Gourav Jasrotia January 15, 2013 at 2:28 am

Heart touching story 🙁 Made me cry :”-(

31 TY January 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

What a touching story! It’s a moral lesson for everybody – men and women.

32 Hassan January 18, 2013 at 2:41 am

If I am that husband, I canot overcome the situation.

33 Aung Pan Thu January 21, 2013 at 9:59 am

The story made me cry:(… I take pity on the wife:( We realize too late how important some people are and cry about them because they are too close to them. I got a moral lesson from this story that we have to value everyone around us…

34 Nene January 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Heart breaking story with tears in my eyes. Lesson learned to all married couples, keep all the promises made and witness by God. It is a living treasure in life and a hole in someones heart if they loses it and that will never be mended.

35 RacCha January 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

It’s really heart touchy! Makes us to understand our beloved one’s more better.

36 Bridetlin January 26, 2013 at 6:18 am

A very touching story, it made me cry at the end, .. so sad !!!!! Ever…..

37 Jelai January 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

The story made me cry…very touching…love it!

38 Rupali February 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Extremely touching story!!
Hope we learn from it before we lose our loved ones.

39 Kiraga Bosco February 3, 2013 at 10:59 am

Thx dearly! The story is really teaching and touching. Thx again.

40 Honey February 12, 2013 at 9:12 am

I am the wife left, except I’m alive on the outside…. We are so careless with other people’s hearts 🙁

41 Deepak February 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

Don’t have words to express how touching it is! Keep posting!

42 Avinash February 16, 2013 at 5:29 am

Really heart touching story

43 Vinayak rungta February 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Awseum story must read and learn about life

44 Ravy March 6, 2013 at 8:28 am

It’s awesome…can’t express my words.

45 Nivetha March 15, 2013 at 11:42 am

Really nice story….thank u for posting….

46 Prasurjya March 29, 2013 at 6:58 am

Why every time when I read such touching stories tears just roll down my eyes and I can’t do anything..

47 Ashwini Bala March 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Heart touching story. Request all married husbands plz give time to your wife instead some other person. Open your eyes to see your wife being happy with you instead of you being late and tears rolling your eyes.

48 Aditya April 1, 2013 at 4:30 am

The story is really awesome. In present people don’t even have time think about dear one’s.

This is how cycle starts, till Teenage people will show true love on their parents, once they get married the barriers between Parents and his life starts and he starts avoiding them.

After some days, he get bored of his family and then try to search for a new life which gives temporary satisfaction. Human run mad towards the people who don’t show true love and they ignore the people who actually take care of himself.

49 Kislay kumar jha April 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Made me emotional…very touching story and frequent in real life.. Need to learn lot from this story……

50 Nikhil April 2, 2013 at 5:48 am

Really a heart touching story for me.

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