Marriage, like tennis, is more pleasant
when played with an amicable, conscientious
partner. For an enjoyable match, you just
can't beat a good doubles team.
Unfortunately, some games get off on a bad
foot because one of the players may have
picked up a bad racquet in their pre-marital days,
perhaps a racquet that was strung too loose,
or too tight.
And, many partnerships falter because one
or both partners desire to remain at some
some previously attained score. However,
you really can't do that and be a successful team.
After all, "love 15" is just not the same as "love 30."
And, "love 30" is not the same as "love 40."
The game must go on...Indeed, it does go on.
We either have to finish the game, or forfeit.
(Which oft times comes with dire consequences).
To our way of thinking, its much to our advantage
to play out the game with determination, with finesse,
and, with love.
Well now...your serve.
(First published on 5.17.2013, with revisions made