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.
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 limited.
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.
Bruce Fisher and Robert Alberti:
Many people marry for the wrong reasons, among them i) to overcome loneliness, ii) to escape an unhappy parental home, iii) because they think that everyone is expected to marry, iv) because only "losers" who can't find someone to marry stay single, v) out of a need to parent, or be parented by another person, vi) because they got pregnant, vii) because "we fell in love," ... and on goes the list.
Getting a dog is like getting married. It teaches you to be less self-centered, to accept sudden, surprising outbursts of affection, and not to be upset by a few scratches on your car.
A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds : " Wife Wanted". Next day, he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing "You can have mine."
The Wrong One:
At the cocktail party, one married woman said to another, "Aren't you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?" The other politely replied, "Yes I am, I married the wrong man."
Cost of Wedding:
A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?" The father thought for a while and replied, "I don't know, son, I'm still paying for it."
A man received a letter from some kidnappers. The letter said, "If you don't promise to send us $50,000, we promise you we will kidnap your wife." The poor man wrote back, " I am afraid I can't keep my promise but I hope you will keep yours."