Me (33F) and my (37F) Wife - How do you know when it's really over?

High levels of stress seem to either break or make a relationship. My wife and I have been through a lot since we got together 2 1/2 years ago. We just married. Since we got together, we have had multiple family illnesses, a death in her immediate family, a custody battle with her ex, and I had surgery and a weird illness that put me in a shit spot for about 6 months. I also had some issues with my business partner that added a lot to the stress. Through all this, we sometimes got at each others throats a bit when the stress got to us but we never stopped loving each other. In fact, it made us appreciate each other more over all, because we both worked hard to take care of each other.

Of course I don’t know everything you are going through, but compared to what life is capable of throwing at you in a very short time, I don’t think this should be tearing you guys apart. At this time, you are stressed but you are likely to deal with a lot harder times down the road. Do you think your relationship would survive bigger or more stressful events down the road if you make it through this one?

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