Person 1: I have been married for 10 years.
Person 2: I have been happily married for 10 years.
That word “happily,” does that mean happy all through the years?
Marriage is a mixture of happy moments and sad moments. some moments where you are so vexed and you cannot even stand being in the same space with your spouse. So in all those times, you are not happy.
So why do we say “happily married” when there are also moments we have been unhappy in the marriage?
We know that happily ever after only exists in fairy tales.
Is happily married a myth?