As of this evening, I will have been married for 10 years to my lovely wife, Amy. We’ve accomplished a great deal during that time, but in retrospect it doesn’t seem that we’ve been together for so long. The Internet tells me that tin is the appropriate gift for ten years. Perhaps when those guidelines were written, tin had a greater value and so I think diamonds are the modern variant. We’ve typically stuck to the traditional gifts for our anniversaries, so that saves me from diamonds(!)
To anyone reading this and perplexed as to how two people can stay together for so long, I can offer only a little advice. Marriage (and any committed relationship, for that matter) takes work. There’s no walk-through, Cliff’s Notes, or cheats you can conjure to make it easier. Amy is a very emotional and compassionate person. I am analytical and laid-back. We’re both very creative and intelligent people, and those are the qualities that ultimately mesh to solve problems.