Tuesday, April 21, 2015

10,000 love notes = 1 happy marriage

Does your significant "other" ever leave you a love note? Bill Bresnan, 74, of Toms River, NJ, has sent his wife more than 10,000 during almost 40 years of marriage, and he hasn't stopped yet. Each note is signed with an "infinity" sign, since his love for her is infinite. Some notes are just chatty, but a few, like the card below, are unforgettable.

Did I mention that she's kept all his love notes? They're filed chronologically in 23 boxes in their home. "They are essentially a love diary," he says. Have they made his marriage happier? He thinks so. "We've never had a fight in almost 40 years of marriage. We might disagree on something, but we talk about it rather than argue."

Bresnan notices how "youngsters" today sit across from each other at restaurants focused on their smart phone screens but never talking or looking at each other. "I want them to enjoy the time they have with each other and treasure it," he says. Why not start with a love note?

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