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So then that happened

Filed under: Life — Thomas @ 17:04


I've been more quiet than usual lately. I guess that's what happens when you get married.

Oh, yeah, so that happened.


When I first met her years ago at a friend's birthday drink she sat next to me all night and completely ignored me.

Years later I crashed a women only outing where she happened to be as well.

A random party, a six-o'clock-in-the-morning omelette on a terrace watching the sun come up, a birthday party, a jaunt to the Gentse Feesten and a long Christmas in august later, we were already together for two months before we knew it. I took her to my sister's wedding, and not even three years later we went to our own, three weeks after I proposed. (Tip for anyone thinking of proposing: maybe the sauna isn't the best place after all)

Getting married to her ended up being the most natural decision I've ever taken. And the answer to the most-asked question? Yes, it does make a difference. No, I didn't expect it to. But it does.

Thank you to everyone who ever dumped me - I had no idea better things were coming.


  1. Congrats Thomas!

    Comment by Jean-Paul Calderone — 2013-06-07 @ 17:35

  2. Congratulations Thomas!

    Comment by Christian Schaller — 2013-06-07 @ 17:44

  3. Congratulations Thomas!

    Comment by Nushio — 2013-06-07 @ 18:08

  4. Congratulations!

    Comment by Ruben Vermeersch — 2013-06-07 @ 21:04

  5. Congratulations! Now for the kids ;)

    Comment by Gil Forcada — 2013-06-07 @ 21:55

  6. The last line is the best ending of a blog post I’ve ever read.

    Comment by Ryan Patrick — 2013-06-08 @ 00:05

  7. Congratulations, and I like that last line too.

    Comment by Debarshi Ray — 2013-06-08 @ 16:43

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  9. Congratulations Thomas!

    Comment by Varun Priolkar — 2013-06-10 @ 07:06

  10. “Yes, it does make a difference. No, I didn’t expect it to. But it does.”

    Does it? My wife and I have been married 7 years now and it doesn’t feel a single bit different to when we weren’t. (Except for the extra €50 or so of tax breaks.)

    Comment by Pad — 2013-06-10 @ 15:27

  11. Congratulations to you, wish you both the best.

    Comment by Pete — 2013-06-11 @ 13:25

  12. Congratulations to you both! Mazel tov!

    Comment by Glyph — 2013-06-11 @ 21:57

  13. Thanks Glyph!

    Comment by Thomas — 2013-07-17 @ 21:33

  14. Yeah! Vive les mariés!
    Love that last line too! :)

    Comment by Kevin — 2013-06-19 @ 12:40

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