Originally Posted by Alecto
Marriage to me is saying "yep, it's rare, but I'm willing to give it a try". And maybe you make it or maybe you don't. The other part of my acceptance of the fleetingness of various relationships is that I don't think that the quality or value of the relationship is at all cheapened by it's limited duration. It takes so much more than love to make something WORK, so I don't think that just because something didn't work that two people didn't really love each other.
This is pretty much perfectly put. I think a lot of people get married because they think that's what they're supposed
to do and then once they're married, they see how hard it is and jump the ship. For marriage to work, you have to be selfless and commit yourself to the other person. If the couple doesn't put in the hard work to make it last, it just won't. Plain and simple. Marriage is hard...but anything that's worth something takes hard work. Marriage is definitely worth it. (At least for me
marriage isn't for everybody.)
Even if down the road, my husband and I (God forbid) go seperate ways, I will know that we had an amazing run and loved each other very much. I would never disrespect him because he has been the one person there for me through everything