@Passionflwr86 – This is not about materialism or everlasting high quality love–this is about husband survival. My wife loves to be remembered on her birthday, wedding anniversary, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentines Day and in the Mid-West, Sweetest Day. The consequences of forgetting those days too unthinkable to the average husband who enjoys his wife’s affection and charm. In the end, wives have too many ways to get even.
You are enjoying the idealist part of marriage—young love, honeymoon, etc. It is a great time of life. After 55 years of marriage the love will be there, and in a more long lasting, mature way.
I wish you well in your marriage. I dated my wife to be for 5 years so I have know her 60 years.