Little Does She Know..
Men at The Mar(n Agency Tell All
Oftentimes, women wish men were more open with their feelings and told them how they really feel.
Unfortunately, itâ€™s hard for men
to put everything on the table and their feelings into words.
Men can have a funny way of expressing their feelings.
Some overindulge with gifts and kisses, while others will give a special look, smile or hug.
When men are asked to reveal their emotions and feelings for the woman they love, cheeks often turn red, hands become clammy, and hearts usually remain shy.
However, when men at were asked to share their thoughts, memories, feelings and emotions about their one and only, creative letters, heartfelt stories, and funny memories of their first moments together were eagerly shared.
These are good men. They love their wives. And this is what they would tell them.
John Adams Chairman | Managing Partner | CEO My dear, dear wife has a heart and a mind that not only fascinate me, but make me a be?er man every day. If I'm away from her for very long, I get lost. She loves ﬁercely. I adore her. Married 40 years. Distance didn’t keep us apart aKer meeLng our ﬁrst year of college at two diﬀerent schools.
Mike Hughes President | Managing Partner | CreaLve Director For long periods of Lme, Ginny's been the most important person in the lives of both our sons, her mom, her stepdad, a couple of friends and me. We've all needed her. Ginny's made my incredible life possible. She's tolerated (someLmes just barely) the unreasonable demands of my work schedule. She's put up with me. So even if she wasn't the most beauLful woman I've ever known—which she is— I'd love her deeply and everlasLngly. Married 37 years. I met Ginny at work, and she sLll makes my heart go pi?y pat.
Earl Cox EVP | Partner | Chief Strategy Oﬃcer My dearest Laurie: Since the moment I met you 36 years ago I've felt you were my soul mate. As they say, you complete me and help me be a be?er man than I ever thought I could be. You showed me that expressing my feelings and fears isn't a weakness but a strength. And there's no greater giK you could give me than that. Married 36 years. Sparks ﬂew when I checked her ID at a local bar at Virginia Tech.
Matt Clement Senior Vice President | Director of Digital OperaLons Opposite yet like-‐minded people do a?ract. But that's when the work begins if you truly feel something special enough to go the distance. I'm a laid back guy. My wife is type A. I talk less, she talks more. Together, we balance each other out. I've taught her to relax and take life as it comes and she's pushed me to be be?er, more driven, more aggressive. We work well together, complement each other and support each other through good and bad. I'm lucky I guess. What holds true more than ever is that I love my job. I love my wife. I love my kids and love my life. Without Michelle's love and support, we wouldn't be half the family we are now. Married 11 years, friends for 14.
Mike Kelley Vice President | Planning Director It's hard to put into words... Not just about loving you. But feeling loved by you. It's a comfortable high. Always laughing, talking, silent or serious. It's us together. And bringing three beauLful children into this world has made our bond even stronger. We're a team. You and me. And I love it. It’s a feeling of forever that makes me so happy. Married nine years. Who knew bumping into you in the hallway of that crowded high school party would leave a love mark.
Dean Jarrett Senior Vice President | ExecuLve Director of Corporate CommunicaLons Lots of guys refer to their wives as their “be?er half,” but if you ask anyone who knows Mary Kay and me, they’ll tell you that’s a parLcularly apt descripLon in our case. (My phone nickname for her = ‘Be?er 1/2.’) You see, Mary Kay is an amazing woman with a huge heart who radiates style and grace. She’s a cardiology nurse pracLLoner, an incredible Mom to our two teenagers and, in her spare Lme, organizes medical mission trips to Honduras. Admi?edly, I was ﬁrst a?racted by her looks. She took my breath away the moment I saw her at a Christmas party. I marched straight over to the hostess and asked, “Who is that and do you think she’d have my children?” But aKer 21 years of marriage, and those two great children of ours she went on to have, I now know a hundred other wonderful things about her in addiLon to her classic beauty. Married 21 years. The hostess must have known something I didn’t know...
Matt Mattox Vice President | Group Planning Director My wife makes me a be?er person. She has a wicked sense of humor that always makes me laugh. She adapts brilliantly to any situaLon. She puts up with my idiosyncrasies. She lets me know I'm wrong when I'm wrong. (Which is oKen, and legiLmate.) : ) She loves our boys (one human, one dog). She's beauLful. We're a team that's be?er together. Married ﬁve years, friends for eleven. Being friends with her college roommate really gave me the one-‐up.
Danny Robinson Senior Vice President | CreaLve Director Baé, As the saying goes, opposites a?ract. Perhaps. You're a woman. I'm a man. You're short. I'm tall. You're a Yankee. I was born south of the Mason-‐Dixon line. You're quick to react. I'm…much…slower. You have hair. So yeah, I guess you can call us opposites. But, with the excepLon of "you're a woman," the list of things that make us such good friends and such good mates fall squarely under the heading; "Same". We laugh at the same things (slapsLck notwithstanding). We both vote to the leK. We prefer movies to plays. R&B and hip hop to jazz and country. Sleeping in to rising early. Football to baseball. Champagne to beer. Dogs to cats. New York to LA. Or Miami. Or Dallas. French fries to almost anything. We are both romanLcs but ﬁnd ValenLne's Day a bit silly. We oKen prefer to sit around and do nothing…as long as we're together We understand the need to someLmes sit around and do nothing…and be apart. We like the same kinds of people, but like each other more than anyone else. We both value Lme with family. We both love our children with all of our hearts. We are both accepLng of diﬀerences. So even when we are diﬀerent, we are alike. The list of "alike" far exceeds the list of "diﬀerent." These are the things that, for me, deﬁne our love for each other. The similar. The familiar. The synced. There's a chance that Paula Abdul and her dancing cat got it right. Opposites a?ract. But a?racLon ain't enough. People oKen ask me what's kept us together for so long. My answer is simple: we like the same things, including each other. Married 26 years. The books led me to her looks at graduate school in Atlanta.
Mason Coleman Vice President | Director of Account Business Analysis I married you because I wanted to make a life and family with you…and because you make me smile outside and inside. I loved you then and sLll. I wish I did a be?er job of sharing how I feel when babies aren't crying or the home chores need to be done. Seeing you so sick for these last few months makes me want to be be?er with every li?le moment I get to have with you. Time just with you. Like the long hug we shared the other day…I love you Pre?y Girl. -‐Mas Married ﬁve years. Time with you is my favorite.
Brad Higdon Vice President | Account Director My wife is an angel. I know that because no one from this planet would have ever married me. I love her immensely. Married: 7 years. I knew we'd be together the ﬁrst Lme I saw her, and I think she knew it too.
Phil Williams Account ExecuLve In the movies, the mistakes and trials of the protagonist always seems to lead them inevitably to the one they're supposed to be with. I used to spend a lot of Lme being skepLcal of that. Life isn't like the movies. By the Lme I met Lauren, we both had our fair share of failed relaLonships, awkward ﬁrst dates, unrequited crushes, and all the other mishaps that you encounter while daLng in your 20s. But it wasn't unLl Lauren that I realized that all those lessons and mistakes I'd made in the past led me directly to her. Too many serendipitous accidents brought the two of us together and it caused me to rethink my whole "life isn't like the movies" stance. Granted, our life together is not always glamorous, but I truly believe that everything has led up to her and that everything moving forward will be an adventure wri?en for the two of us. We met almost three years ago and are getng married September 22nd. How we met: At the Lme, I was wriLng for a daLng blog called Shmi?en Ki?en and wriLng about daLng woes and funny stories about being single. The owner of the site, Anna, invited me to come up to Philly and DJ their holiday party. There I met Lauren, who I found out also wrote for the same blog. I immediately started thinking about all the ridiculous stuﬀ I'd wri?en and thought my chances were slim at best. I asked her on a date (in Philly) and drove four hours and took a day oﬀ work. It was hands down the best date I've ever been on in my life. AKer a year of adding thousands of miles to my car, she moved to Richmond a li?le over a year ago. Soon-‐to-‐be newlyweds. My beats must have been a hit at her friend’s holiday party.
Ryan Micklos Senior Project Manager
Ever since we were 15 we have been growing up together. Thirteen years later, here we are married, conLnuing our story and building a world of our very own. There is absolutely no one I'd rather go down this road with. Thank you for all that you are and all that you have helped me become. I certainly could not have go?en this far without you.
Married 10 months. Here’s to us, and being kids forever.
My wife is a cheat. I don't mean that she cheats on me. I mean that I cheat the game of life with her. Like in a video game, when you can enter a code and have unlimited lives, or weapons, or unlock a certain car or level. She's that. She's the source of all my energy, luck, focus, and magic. With her, I am absolutely invincible. Without her, I'd die. But unlike in a video game, that death is unthinkable. Married three and a half years. Haven't looked back since the ﬁrst text she sent me: "so...OJ...pulp or no pulp?"
Jason Ray Project Manager Rebekah is my companion, my compass and my light. It's been an honor witnessing her growth as a mother, and wife, following the birth of our son Evan. Even on the the most hecLc of days we take the Lme to stop, embrace and say those three li?le words to each other. I'll always be an open book with her. She deserves nothing less. Married three years. I met my wife on the ONE train in NYC (this NEVER happens). “Kismet” is the only word that really ﬁts while trying to describe our chance meeLng.
We met in Washington D.C. at a duckpin bowling alley. I was a sunburned door-‐to-‐door salesman. She was a vacaLoning elementary school teacher 2,086 miles away from home. We dated over the phone. She’d make me laugh so hard the muscles in my forehead burned. I kissed her the next Lme I saw her. A year later, I ﬂew her to New York City to propose on a rowboat in Central Park. It’s been four years since she said yes, and I sLll think she’s the best thing to ever happen to me. Out of the seven billion humans living on this spinning chunk of rock, she’s my favorite. Married four years. Apparently she has a thing for sunburns.
For my wife, ChrisLna: Each day I wake up with a smile on my face…because of you. Each day I laugh at the silly things in life…because of you. Each day is be?er than the day before…because of you. Married eight years. We met while at work, back in 2001.
My wife, Joyce, and I have been married for a li?le over a year now. When we originally met in college, she claims I was "too focused in class" to pay a?enLon to her, but I did noLce her, and thought she was (and sLll is) smoking hot. Anyway, fast-‐forward a few years, and I was living and working in NYC while she was getng her graduate degree back in Richmond. Without fail, I was on the Chinatown bus every Friday evening to travel back to Richmond, because nothing ma?ered more in my life than getng back to her, if only for a few ﬂeeLng days. We now live in Richmond which is fantasLc, but in a way I miss those weekends, because we devoted every second to making the most of what li?le Lme we had together. She's my best friend, my one true love, and nothing makes me happier than knowing I get to spend eternity with her. Married 1+ years. Distance was nothing...
Neal Iwan Freelance Studio ArLst I must give some credit to the hours and dollars spent in art school. I was working individually on a collage project for my Design Fundamentals class that Kristen was also in but I forgot to bring glue. My project had no chance of staying together without that vital ingredient! This gave me an opportunity to talk to the pre?y redhead across the room. It took some convincing but she let me borrow her glue... and buy her dinner. We have been inseparable ever since. Married three years. Glad your mom taught you to share...
I told you.. These are good men. They love their wives. And this goes to show that real men, with really big hearts, really do exist. XX,
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