Marriage Investments


Being married is like investing in the stock market

What’s happening is always fluctuating

There are ups and downs // highs and lows

The only way to gain is to stay in for the long haul

Some choose to invest in penny stocks with low return

Others invest in high end stocks that bring rewards

There are those day traders who choose not to commit

Jumping on the next sure thing, hoping for a rise

Marriage like stocks will inevitably tank at times

Those who bail out leave a lot behind

Staying in and riding out the dip brings upswings

Returns rebound as things can get back on track

After a lifetime of ups and downs one hopes

To have a nest egg to help them live comfortably

Reviewing the highs and lows together


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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48 thoughts on “Marriage Investments

  1. Cute, fun. The metaphor does have its limits, love celebrates the intrinsic worth and autonomy of the beloved and thus transcends the transactional… perhaps. But this is a sweet simile, as long as we remember that no stock has intrinsic worth. This made me smile.

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  2. i smiled all the way reading this, in its unromantic lines it is the sweetest take on marriage, the ups and downs, the investments, in retrospect taking chances was well worth it, i really liked the analogies you drew, so cleverly done

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