Skip to content

Feb. 2, 2017: 20 Years Strong

February 3, 2017

Mara and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary yesterday. We’re one of the few lucky married trans couples who have stayed together this long. One reason is that I knew Mara was transgender before we started dating. And she let me know early on in our relationship that there may come a time when she needs to transition. I stayed with her anyway. But even that’s no guarantee. The bottom line is that we’re soul mates and best friends. We support, forgive and love each other no matter what.

Yes, we’ve had rocky times, but what couple hasn’t? And when we have a disagreement, it’s about the things that most couples fight about, like finances and miscommunication and leaving dirty socks on the floor. But it never has anything to do with her transition. Like my sister told me when Mara (then Gary) and I got engaged, the difference between being married and being in a non-marriage relationship is that, “When you’re married you will go to the wall for the other person.” She’s right. At least in our case. And it’s worth every moment.

Here are a few photos of Mara and me over the past 20 years:

garymimi_wedding

 135garymimi_nbbjholidaydinner_121412-2maramimi_disneylanddamesinthedungeon1mm_annenbergspace4photog_100816mm_vrphotoshoot3_060416laughingmatters_mara1

 

Advertisements

From → Uncategorized

2 Comments
  1. Congratulations. Yours is a very heartwarming tale. I know you both will have worked to make the marriage work, we all do, you deserve every happiness. And here’s to many more anniversaries.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: