She spent years covering weddings and relationships for the paper’s On Love column—and all of the conversations about true love that come with that kind of job.
When she accepted the wedding reporter gig in 2009, Mc Carthy was 30 and, like the plotline to a good romantic comedy, recently single.
I tell this story of Betty and Edgar, this old couple who’ve been together for 65 years. They both walked with their matching little canes and had this unbelievable rat-a-tat rapport where they completed each other’s jokes. Listen, if I hadn’t married Edgar, I would’ve been married to somebody else for 65 years.I don’t know if there is more than one of those—I think probably there is.But the idea that there is going to be this human embodiment of perfection, designed specifically for you, with whom things will always be perfect is ludicrous.Your marriage isn’t always going to take place on sandy beaches and across candlelit dinners.It’s largely going to take place hanging out on the couch, waking up in the middle of the night to take care of sick kids, and on long car trips.