Love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage...
I came across this quotation this morning, and for me it provoked much thought. The entertainment world quick news this morning reported the after 19 years of marriage Robin Williams and his wife are divorcing.
What is the recipe for a successful, long lasting marriage? Is it even possible in this day and age?
17 or 19 years is a long time to be with someone else. Do men and women forget what brought them together in the first place? Are the events of daily life too much for a couple to sustain "until death do them part"?
I am saddened by the divorce rate in this country. I am saddened by the selfishness. I am saddened by the fact that couples just don't stay together. I realize it is often difficult to put up with someone after you know all their flaws, but what then is the answer? Okay, I will concede that sometimes people marry for the wrong reason and the love just isn't strong enough. Well the horse and carriage are the thing of the past. Are successful marriages heading in that direction?
So I think this quotation must hold some truth. You have to keep falling in love with that same person to achieve success.