This TN DH and I celebrated our 46th a couple of weeks ago--and had no new where to go or new thing to do--we just went out to dinner and enjoyed our time together reminiscing (?) the "short" time. Neither of us can believe it has been that long--seems like last week we were just planning our nuptials in LA; moving to AL; to MS; to TX; to Okinawa; to ND; to TX; to TN; to NC; and finally l7 years ago to TN......He encourages me, and I support his crazy forays into spending lots of money--currently "old Chevies". He spends as much on his stuff as I do on mine--I buy every old sewing machine I find at yard sales, flea markets, estate sales--plus I own a TOL Elna, Gammill, Husqvarna Viking Designer I and about 40 (very conservative guess) old Singers, and misc. other regular sewing machines that we have worked on together to get them up and running. Genuine respect for each other, plus a little love thrown in for good measure--that is what works for us.