Love: 7 Times It’s Worth All the Effort
Columnist Leigh Newman
dishes on the little moments of "blissification" that keep our unions together—despite all of the daily challenges.
Photo: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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The Tooth-Brushing Moment
It happens one night. You go to a wedding. Both of you have slightly too much champagne. You stumble home. You throw your clothes on the floor. You each enter the bathroom in your underwear and begin to brush your teeth. You're standing right next to each, looking at your own separate selves as you brush, brush, brush (slight pause) brush, brush, brush (slight pause), brush, brush, brush—when suddenly you both notice that you're both brushing your teeth to the same rhythm!!! Your eyes meet. You go on brushing to the beat, smiling at each other in the mirror which so obviously communicates the revelation you're both having: You were destined to be together. Finally, the toothbrushes proved it.