“ You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words. ”
Source: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Relationships are not about extracting happiness but about giving joy to the other. Short journeys can be made alone, long journeys need reliable and resilient Relationships.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
What you need to make your marriage successful is not the perfect person. What you need is absolute integrity.
There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.