If you watched the Oscars this past weekend you might remember Ben Affleck’s acceptance speech and in particular his ever so accurate definition of marriage. He described it as “work” and he thanked his wife. In case you missed it or love it so much and you want a chance to hear it again take a look at the video here. What he said was this:
“I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It’s good, it is work, but it’s the best kind of work, and there’s no one I’d rather work with.”
His speech has created quite a stir and has even caused people to question the state of his marriage. According to The Huffington Post, recently Ben Affleck clarified things for OK! Magazine. Personally, I found his speech to be an honest and accurate depiction of what marriage is. I would be more concerned over someone “not working” on their marriage. Earlier this week, I discussed this briefly on Facebook with my friends who all agree that marriage takes work. Here’s my take on his speech:
Just about anything in this life worth having requires some level of work and commitment, especially if it is expected to last. So what exactly did Ben say in lieu of his speech?
“All relationships, to a certain extent, require your work. We work on it together, we try our best, nobody’s perfect… “
I for one applaud Ben Affleck for keeping it real in a world where he makes his living off of following a script. Ten years in and they are still going strong — because they work on their marriage. For more on what he said to Ok! Magazine visit The Huffington Post.
What were your thoughts on the speech? Do you believe marriage is work?
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