Susan and Larry [Raquette Lake, NY]

"Don't keep score, in terms of your relationship, if you've chosen to spend the rest of your lives together. Love doesn't keep score. I think we've talked a little bit about that from time to time. Well we were talking a couple of weeks ago about the sun shining. The sun has been shining all these years and has never once said, 'You owe me Earthlings.' I mean that idea...and I love that idea in a relationship. That you don't owe the other person something because they did something for you. You both just keep doing for each other, and you have to love that person more than yourself. You want to care about them more than you do yourself, otherwise you may become too selfish and self-centered...and that's not love." [Susan, 61; and Larry, 61; in Raquette Lake, NY]

Phoebe Axtman