Amen to this.
I met my wife, online, in a CompuServe chat room 22 years ago. We were 4000 miles apart and both still married, albeit separated. And each with a kid just to add extra ouch.
She moved to the UK with her 11 year old on the 1st Jan 1999 and never went back to the States. And we’re about to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Despite my gender transition.
Two married women. Still very much in love.
I asked her to marry me 39 days after I met her in that chat room. Still 4 months before I ever laid eyes (and hands!) on her. And two years before we were both divorced and then married one another. But I KNEW. I never countenanced the idea of anything standing in the way.
So, again. Amen.