The counselor was this unassuming guy who we weren't sure if we liked at first, but we tried him a few times and then decided to stick with him.
He taught us how to fight fair.
We tried hard to be honest, and to each get what we needed from the relationship. I'm sure there were times we both wanted to bail, but we kept at it, and the next thing you know we had gotten past our first year together.
We were on our own path; we loved to travel, and we tried to do it as often as we could. We spent time with friends and family and eventually our friend's kids.
After a while, the only problem was Kate.