There were two articles in the papers over the week-end that caught my attention. Both about marriage, they were opposite sides of the same coin so to speak.
The first, in Saturday's Daily Telegraph, was about a marriage gone wrong and had me really, really angry.
In total contrast was this article in the Sunday Sun.
"Lasting Memory is paid to loved wife."
The retired fireman wanted to leave a lasting tribute after he was moved by the care (his wife) Joan received at a hospice.
(Married to Joan for 56 years) Ken Allday had two natural pebbles engraved in return for a donation to the hospice.
Both pebbles (one showing Joan's name, the other reading '1936 - 2010') now lie peacefully in the hospice's 'In Memory Garden'.
Ken said "When I pass away, my family will engrave a pebble in my memory. They can place it beside Joan's so that we can be together forever."
Such a moving tribute, it brought tears to my eyes that this couple shared a love that no amount of money (no, not even £5 million) could buy.