I have dreamed about having someone like that my whole life. Someone like my grandfather. That's what love really is. The bad days get harder and harder to get through and the good days lose their luster when you know you'll always have to get through them alone. But still hoping.
I have lots of friends in unhappy marriages for the sake of "keeping their family together" You can be married a long time but an unhappy marriage is not a successful marriage. It just confuses your children about what they should expect out of their own relationships someday. What is worse than your unhappy marriage? Watching your child suffer through what they were taught by watching you.