Just came back from visiting NMF #8. We had a pleasant talk – it was our first real verbal communication since her sheva brachos. Inevitably she mentioned the thing on every newlywed’s mind: the status of her single friends. But not the “let’s marry you off” part, which we’re all thoroughly sick of hearing about. The part about how desperately you ought to want to. Not in a condescending manner, just an informative one. Mostly about how wonderful it is to be married, how enriching and fulfilling and completing it is, etc. I can actually give the exposition about it being a different plane of existence, of the feeling of wholeness, which, as a single, you have nothing to compare it to so you can’t understand it, and so on, because I’ve heard it before.
I love hearing it.
It means, of course, that the NMF has already been sworn into the MMRC and is out to convert me.
It means that the NMF is obviously enjoying her married status, which is always a good sign.
Which is why I’m always gratified to hear the “you don’t understand how wonderful it is” subject come up.
She also mentioned setting me up with her husband’s friends, in typical NMF style, but gave me all the gory details about why none of them worked out. I told her it was ok, really. But I think that distressed her a bit because of… well, see paragraph one.