We only regard those unions as real
examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and
unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women
contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers
for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of
life do we arrange such a "getaway." We cannot love and be
Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's
when two people have been looking at each other for a
lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
All married couples should learn the art of
battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good
battle is objective and honest--never vicious or cruel. Good
battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage
the principle of equal partnership.
The friendship between a man and a woman which
does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a
life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and
to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for
this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are
needed. Perhaps it should be added that either the man or
the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks
marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to
make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.
Anna Garlin Spencer
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude
that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is
smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing
her speak at some function or working with her on a project,
people will approach me and say something to the effect of,
you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife,
My wife has been my closest friend, my closest
advisor. And ... she's not somebody who looks to the
limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And
that's a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants
me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything
else is secondary to that.
The real act of marriage takes place in the
heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a
choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and
over again -- and that choice is reflected in the way you
treat your husband or wife.
Barbara De Angelis
Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't
something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you
love your partner every day.
Barbara De Angelis
If divorce has increased by one thousand percent,
don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex
roles on which our marriages were based.
For two people in a marriage to live together day
after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has
An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal
Many people marry for the wrong reasons, among
them 1) to overcome loneliness, 2) to escape an unhappy
parental home, 3) because they think that everyone is
expected to marry, 4) because only "losers" who can't find
someone to marry stay single, 5) out of a need to parent, or
be parented by another person, 6) because they got pregnant,
7) because "we fell in love," ... and on goes the list.
Bruce Fisher And Robert Alberti