There is an excellent piece in the Washington Post that I found to be at turns heart warming and heart wrenching. It's a story about love, the vows of marriage, and at the most basic level, love. I don't want to provide any excerpts for you here because quite frankly the story is too well written as a whole to be sampled in pieces. I've shared it with a few people and have been fascinated by their varying reactions; people I trust and with whom I almost always agree have disagreed with me and each other on certain aspects of this story. Despite those disagreements I feel safe in stating that after reading it all of us found our own "issues" paled by comparison.
Here's the link to the story – I can't recommend it highly enough.