He mentioned, after this current trip, he was headed home to ask his girlfriend to marry him. He wanted to know if I had any advice, having learned from our conversation that I had managed to become friends again with my former wife. I said, almost without hesitation, "Well actually I do. Just forget about all that Forever nonsense." To which he broke out in a belly laugh.
"No; I'm serious", I said. "If you don't make being with each other a conscious choice each day, you'll never get to next month, let alone forever. Forever will take care of itself if you just take care of remembering to choose yes or no each day."
He said, "Mind if I borrow that?"
I said, "I didn't use it when I had the chance. It's yours