With my many years of cross-cultural experience (first hand and otherwise) I'm afraid I wasn't very encouraging when John first introduced the idea of marrying Emily. Poor man! But I don't really regret my comments. After all, one of our professors told my husband that he shouldn't marry me because I wasn't disciplined enough. That negative comment has had a profoundly positive influence on our marriage! There's nothing like a little opposition to clarify one's commitment.
Congratulations, Emily and John!So we rejoiced with John and Emily at their engagement ceremony on Sunday and trust they will have as few regrets as we have. (No regrets!)