Names: Sonya and Brad Gellert
Years together: 17
Occupations: Writer and policy manager
“We’re the most indecisive people ever,” says Sonya Gellert. “It’s the only thing we’ve ever been sure of.” She and her husband, Brad, can’t remember discussing commitment in the early days of their relationship – somehow it was just there, right from the start. “It sounds crazy but it was like an understood thing that this was a long-term thing,” Brad remembers. “It sounds very odd. You wouldn’t usually apply that to other elements of your life.”
Even though they are only in their mid-30s, the couple have been together for 17 years, through some of life’s most dramatic highs and lows, but that commitment – fostered when they were teenagers – has never faltered.
They grew up in Brisbane and met in high school when they were 16. They had a few classes together and found themselves seated alphabetically next to each…