"While we expect marriage to be 'happily ever after,' the truth is that neither marriage nor divorce seem to have a decisive impact on happiness. Studies have found that after a couple years of marriage, people are just about as happy (or unhappy) as they were before settling down. And assuming that marriage will automatically provide contentment is itself a surefire recipe for misery. Marriage is not supposed to make you happy. It is supposed to make you married."
- (Shulman 2004)
Friday, October 02, 2009
At least two people I know want to turn their troubled relationships into troubled marriages.