Some time ago my wife and I went out to a Mexican restaurant and had a wonderful talk with the bartender. It was a very pleasant because of how well he was committed to his family and also that him and his wife had been together for over thirty years.
One of the parts that was surprising was that he had actually met his wife long before they got married. He would help her grandmother with doing some shopping and had first met her when he was still under ten. They got married relatively young by most standards, right around 18, and had a child right away.
All the while he was taking care of his family while working most the time as a bartender. I'm not even sure if you could pull that off starting today. The two of them did have some misfortune along the way. There were complications with the second child and the child did not make it. After this they decided not to try for anymore children. Along the way he decided not stop drinking. This was because of all the times that he saw people doing stupid things while working. Also he encouraged his family to do the same. They went through their share of other problems like money. In the end he did say that the hardest was losing the child for them.
By far the best part I liked is despite problems and challenges, the two of them stayed together throughout the entire time. I have already seen so many of the people I know who have called it quits and gone their separate ways through divorce. I wish them a many more years together.