In the name of Valentines Day and love we asked several couples some questions and this is what they had to say…First up Clare & Des.
Clare & Des both turned 51 this year. They have been married for 28 years and live in Berkshire with their two daughters.
What does he bring to the relationship? Love, stability, understanding and protectiveness
What about you could only he love? My feet
In private I am? I’m Beyonce’s body double
Who wears the trousers? Des, but I always tell him which ones to wear.
What annoys you about him? He has selective hearing
Describe yourself in three words? Thoughtful, affectionate and loyal
First impression of him? Slick dapper and very handsome
What do you argue you about? Our girls
Your proudest moment? My wedding day, giving birth to two beautiful daughters and seeing our girls achieve so much
When do you look your best? When I’m dolled up and ready to go out
What is your biggest fear? I’m afraid I will die before my girls are settled into loving relationships of their own or of Des or the girls dying before me and leaving me heartbroken
When did you know he loved you? I knew he loved me and really meant it, when he asked me to marry him.
What have you learnt from each other? To be patient and considerate of each other. That love is enough.
What does the future look like? Exciting and full of more proud moments and happy memories.
His favorite part of my body is? My eyes
What would you like to say to him?
I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you or if it was the second, third or even fourth, all I know is that the moment I saw you walking towards me I knew my life had changed forever. You always know how to make me feel special, sexy and attractive (even when I don’t feel it). Nothing I ask is ever too much trouble and I know I can sometimes ask a lot of you. Some people thrive on material possessions, but all that matters to me is that we have each other. I love you with all my heart and my heart will be yours until the day I die.
What do you bring to the relationship? Stability
Is there anything about her that only you could love? Her feet
In private she is? Natural
Who wears the trousers? I do of course.
What annoys you about her? She never puts anything away.
Describe her in 3 words? Beautiful funny and warm
First impression of her? Wow! Black legging and high-heeled red shoes topped off with a leather jacket.
What do you argue you about? The girls.
When were you most proud of her? Everyday
When does she look her best? When we are going out
Her biggest fear is? Not being loved
When did you know you loved her? When I proposed
What have you learnt from each other? Tolerance and give and take.
What does the future look like? If it’s any thing like our past, then it won’t be dull.
My favourite part of her body is? Her eyes
What would you like to say to her?
I want to thank you for helping me become the man that I am today. You’ve guided me through the maze of fatherhood, with the two beautiful daughters that you have given me. You’ve always believed in me and because of you I feel I can do anything. The next chapter of our life is just the beginning and with you by my side I’m looking forward to the journey. I’ve always loved you and always will.