There will be times when we can barely stand each other, when we must separate and give room for the bitterness to pass.
I promise to return after those times.
There will be situations that test the strength of our bond, the depth of our intimacy, and the breadth of our love.
I promise to hold you during those times.
There will be conflicts and clashes, spats and fights, brutal battles and bloodshed.
I promise to remain your ally even when we feel like enemies.
There will be challenges that make you doubt your abilities and worth as a human being.
I promise to support you through those challenges.
There will be disappointments and let-downs, grief and pain.
I promise to dry your tears.
I will love you and be by your side as long as I draw breath.