From someone who lost hers.
For three years, I had the most perfect marriage in the entire world. I never set out to brag about it, but it's really hard not to. We loved each other. We liked each other. We finished each other's sandwiches, sentences, and Starbucks (he was the slowest drinker on the planet). We left each other love notes every day. We surprised each other with the exact same gift on more than one occasion (Sleater-Kinney tickets, the Wes Anderson coffee table book, and Gaslight Anthem tickets). We were only married for three years (He died, OK? Cut us a break.), but if you have a person to text about the Ivy Park line, or a person to play with your hair while you watch Buffy and eat three bowls of ice cream, or a person to remind you to book the dentist appointment you've been postponing for, like, 100 years, consider yourself lucky.
Like your mother and those cheesy signs from TJ MAXX are always saying, life is short and we don't know when we're going to die, so treat each other well. Unfortunately for all of us, those wise TJ MAXX signs cannot talk, but I can, and here's what they'd want you to tell your person. Every day, if you can.
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