I’m proud of the couples who've been together since high school. I know few of them and they seem happy. They didn’t need to go through all those wrongs. It’s like beginner’s luck. I wonder how that would feel, to know a person for a long time. They watched each other go through that awkward puberty phase and mature into adolescence, and never get tired of it. They grew together, and didn’t grow apart.
Yet, I’m more proud of couples who meet way after high school. Or even college. Because despite of all the wrongs and heartbreaks they’ve experienced, they never gave up hope. They never gave up on love. With their dogged determination, they succeeded.