How can a couple measure the success of their relationship? Is there such thing as a perfect marriage? Would you believe that a bank account actually saved a marriage that is falling apart?
On Jocelyn and William’s wedding day and at the end of the celebration, they got a gift. Jocelyn’s mother gave her a freshly opened bank account with a balance of $1000.
The mother told her daughter to use the account as a record of their marriage. If they achieve a milestone in their relationship, they should deposit money and indicate the good thing that happened. The happier the memory is, the more money they should add to it. So the first thousand dollars indicated the celebration of their wedding. It was for them to look back how happy they were throughout the years.
The couple thought that the bank account was a good idea and they could not wait to add more. Time flew by and their bank account grew. Here are some of the deposits they made:
$100 – our first anniversary
$300 – Jocelyn got a raise
$2000 – we’re pregnant
$500 – William got promoted
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Years later, they found that the progress of the bank account slowed down. They were having more arguments until the day came that they stopped talking. The once happy couple became almost strangers.
A day came when Jocelyn told her mom that she and her husband had decided to get a divorce and separate ways. Her mother told her that before they part, she should close the account. She should not keep any traces of a bad marriage.
Jocelyn then came to the bank to cancel the account. While she was waiting in line, she caught herself reading the records of the account over the years. The happy moments of their marriage came back to her and brought tears to her eyes. She wasn’t able to cancel the account.
She then told William to get the money for himself before they get a divorce.
The following day, William asked his wife to check their account. She discovered a recent deposit of $5000. It had a description that says:
“This is for the day I realized how much I’ve loved you throughout the years. How much happiness you’ve brought me.”
After that, the couple did not get a divorce. Instead their account grew bigger with happier memories ahead of them.
You could say that William and Jocelyn’s savings saved their marriage.
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