My wife and I recently celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary, it’s not much, I know, but we’re happy and that’s that main thing. Four years might not sound impressive, but we were together for thirteen years before we tied the not, so we’re really seventeen.

According to the Office of National Statistics 273,068 other couples also married in 2004, the highest number for any year since 1996. Unfortunately there were also 153,399 divorces that year, at least the balance is positive.

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