Tell Us: What's Your Greatest 'We Beat The Odds' Moment With Your Significant Other?

Nov 05, 2012

"When I was 19 I married a man that I had only met 9 months prior, and today we celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary. What is your proudest 'I beat the odds' moment?" Reddit user Feetos asked on the social network site on November 1st.

When you're in a relationship -- especially a long-term one -- there are inevitably stressors: You get annoyed with each other over little things, one of you goes through a particularly hard time at work, you're forced to be in different locations for a period of time, one of you forgets an anniversary ... the list goes on. In those moments when things get a little bit rough, one way to relieve the tension is to reflect, as Feetos did, on the times when you "beat the odds" as a couple.

In response to Feetos' question, other Reddit users opened up and shared the moments when they and their partners stuck it out through particularly trying times. Oakback wrote:

My son was born when we were 19. We didn't get married because she was pregnant, I was very adamant that we didn't have a shotgun wedding. But I loved her very much, already considered marriage prior to that, and realized that if we could make it through pregnancy, we could make it through anything. We were married 7 months after he was born. We recently celebrated our 10th anniversary, and have 2 boys now, and I couldn't be happier.

These are the kinds of stories we've all needed to hear when we were going through a tough time in our own relationships, so we're guessing there are others who would be inspired by other's tales of how they stuck it out and made it work. If you're in a relationship, tell us about your greatest "we beat the odds" moment (anything that you've overcome as a couple qualifies). Tweet @HuffPostWomen using the hashtag #beattheodds!