Love. We met when he was fixing my car just 5 minutes away from my home. Two weeks later, and on the second date, he officially called me his girlfriend and we have been together since. He stayed with me through college, helped me through difficult medical times, and I did the same. Though he always got hurt more than I did and still does. We lived together before marriage and that seemed to put a serious note on our relationship, that there was a possibility of getting married. If anything, living together made us stronger and feel more comfortable around each other.
If my marriage had been arranged, my parents would have chosen an engineer that I would be irritated with. My mother still believes I should get a divorce and leave and always reminds me of the option. It is saddening that my mother does not like my relationship. However, I can work around it by moving away from her.