Today Buffy came over to my apartment and asked me not if I would marry him again, but if I would stay married to him.
I said yes.
Then I asked him if he would stay married to me.
And we exchanged rings that we picked out together. Each is a 7mm titanium band with an indigo enamel stripe , and both are inscribed:
Buffy brought the same champagne (well, not the very same champagne, but the same brand) as we had when he proposed to me in August of 1984. He also brought the champagne glasses, since all I have are old-fashioned glasses and tumblers.
We toasted our decision to stay married – a commitment that was uncertain six months ago.
I hate to say that the Commonwealth of Virginia might have a law that makes sense, but having to wait six months before we could file for divorce helped me to see that I didn’t want to divorce Buffy. We just need some space between us. 
I love you, Buffy.
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 Buffy picked out the rings at the Cubby and Fox Etsy store. They do wonderful work – not to mention that their customer service is awesome, and I highly recommend them. They even wrote a blog post about us called “The Perils and Payoffs of Love.”