When I got married my wife to be had another relationship. Years into our marriage she told me that when we got married she loved him, but she liked me a lot and she knew that she would love me. Astounding wisdom for someone so young. She didn’t know his intentions or if it would go anywhere. Turns out he asked her too late. We’ve been married 49 years. I was told “These marriages never last. Your children will be half breeds. Forget the whole thing.” by a man of God. No doubt he thought he was saying the right thing. We still like each other a lot which is a glue for a successful love story. We didn’t try to change each other.