With my little brother's wedding coming up in a little while (7 days, eeek!) and a bunch of marriages I know of breaking up, I have been thinking a lot about what keeps Jeff and I together. Why do we have a strong marriage? Are we just lucky? Am I declaring victory too soon? I don't know, but I do know that we made a commitment on that May afternoon and we both knew it was for life. Jeff has seen me at my best and defiantly at my worst, but he still loves me. We moved away from family as soon as we were married so we always had to lean on each other and be each other's best friend. We couldn't turn to anyone else when we had issues, we had to work it out. It was kind of us against the world. We have certainly had our ups and downs, but that is the cyclical nature of relationships.