Is it the passion of the first few months? No. Is it the love of the early years? No. But maybe it’s more. It's awareness. It's respect. It's trust. It's someone who stands by your side. Who grounds you. Who stays when you feel at your worst. Who holds you tight as you try to find yourself. It’s communication, because people don't read between the lines and each other’s minds. It’s wanting to grow old together—otherwise we’d be better off apart.