The first time I ever met my husband’s parents I was so nervous of course and I shook his hand and Snoopy and Charlie Brown let me pour you a tall glass of get over it oh and here’s a straw so you can suck it up shirt my name is Marianne but my family has been calling me Mares my entire life and his first words to me were “that’s the stupidest name I’ve ever heard in my life.” My husband’s parents were 2 of the rudest people I’ve ever met in my life. When my husband died tragically in a car accident at the age of 27, I was 23, just after the birth of our baby they told me if I truly loved him I would never date again. Have another scotch. That’s pretty hard to answer. Happily married is tops for me but happily single is second. From my experience I love my life being married. I was happily single before and liked it too but I like being married more.