Okay, I'd be lying if I claimed it has been all bliss but it has been a solid and satisfying partnership with much love, friendship, laughter and affection. We are one of those lucky couples who have grown together rather than apart. We still share many interests and have learned to tolerate those interests we do not share, mainly by leaving one another enough "alone" time to enjoy them. We have a lovely balance of unity to solitude. Anyway, it works for us.