A twenty-one-year-old machine fitter and a one-year-older shop assistant have created a naturally harmonious, even archetypal model of a partner relationship. Besides his job and family, the more dynamic Pavel managed to spare some time for his numerous hobbies while Ivana took up the position of his benevolent, understanding supporter from the very beginning. Except for the first years of marriage when the family was struggling with economic problems, she was a housewife and a real keeper of the hearth and home, living primarily for the success, interests and problems of her close ones. Her approach became even more meaningful after the revolution which opened new horizons for Pavel’s enterprising spirit while their children, older Dominik and younger Růženka, both of whom inherited the active nature of their father, were growing up. Regardless of the social changes and the passing time, Pavel’s long-time notion of happiness came true: “A peaceful family and its material security. That’s it – what else could one wish for?
Marriage Stories - Ivana and Pavel
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