When my husband and I got married it felt like we had everything in common. We were alike in all the right ways and different in all the right ways and we tended to bounce off each other’s ideas. Our dream was to get a cottage by the beach and it seemed like we were going to be on our honeymoon for the rest of our lives. All of that came crashing down when it came to moving in together.
We’d purchased a nice old house by the beach and were planning on renovating it to make it our own. The first thing we had to do was get the windows replaced because the salty air and sunny days actually tend to erode the window seals (although they’re great for the complexion!) So I called for timber window repairs around Melbourne and that’s when all hell broke loose. My husband suddenly said that he wanted aluminium windows but I had already ordered the timber ones and we had this huge argument about it. After that, it was like we couldn’t agree on anything!
We had disputes over everything from the windows to the tiled floors, from the colour of the paintjob to how many roses we should have in the garden. We started to grow apart in other ways too, not just timber and aluminium windows but important life choices as well. We could no longer agree on a common future from how many children we should have to how long we should stay in Melbourne. Replacement windows were only just the beginning.
The window repairs company ended up doing a nice job of fitting us the timber windows and even though he wanted aluminum we were both quite pleased. Ultimately, we still love each other very much. Hopefully we can find a way to make this work, or maybe with time, we’ll start growing in the same direction again.