Marriages are anything but well-defined, despite the billions of so-called ‘rules’ we are told we must follow in order to hold up our end of the bargain.
Love, and more specifically, the act of entering into a union with one other person in the name of love, has inspired more advice and self-help columns, articles, books, and websites than just about every topic under the sun with exception of maybe cooking.
Nevertheless, it goes without saying that so many of the words written regarding the safe-keeping of our hearts, and our partner’s hearts, could be chalked up to whimsical theory, to some other human person’s staunch opinions about a topic as fickle as the wind. That’s never stopped anyone though. Lots of writers, pseudo-experts, or just plain opinionated hacks love to hear the sound of their jingling two cents touching down in the can of life.
So it damn sure sure isn’t going to stop someone like me either.
See, from a fairly early age, it’s fairly easy to understand that marriage requires us to observe a certain amount of well-proven truths; basic ideas like “Don’t Cheat/Don’t Be Cruel/Don’t Forget to Flush the Loo” are easy to recognize and adhere to as long as we are making a fairly complete attempt at trying to be a pretty decent significant other.
But what about some of the small stuff though?
What about the grayer areas regarding marriage, where the loose ideas of right versus wrong mingle with each other, but never seem to settle the score; what about our very own well-formulated opinions of what is and what isn’t acceptable?
Let’s dive in.
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