Marriage

«Y-naga: "That's the thing... It's like trying to find a guy who's a kid at heart but still a responsible adult, so he can be counted on when I find myself in a pinch, somebody who's a little wild at times but normally lets me have my way even when I'm being selfish and just says, "well, if you insist," a guy who's not too full of himself but understands what clothes suit his body type best..."»

Fumi Yoshinaga


«We’re in an a bit of an awkward situation.»

Cole Ryan


«How can we pick and choose which parts of the Bible to follow? One thing is God’s will and another is just cultural differences? What if it’s all cultural? What if homosexuality or saving yourself for marriage is as outdated as women staying silent in church or Leviticus forbidding tattoos?»

Trevor D. Richardson


«Men loathe the feeling of failing at the relationship.»

Shawn T. Smith


«No one would dream of expecting a single individual to be "happy"—once someone is married, however, everyone is very astonished when he is not happy!»

Rainer Maria Rilke


«You get what you tolerate.»

Henry Cloud


«Nobody knows you as well as our spouse. And that means no one will be quicker to recognize a change when you deliberately start sacrificing your wants and wishes to make sure his or her needs are met.»

Stephen Kendrick


«Besides, every experience is of value, and whatever one may say against marriage, it is certainly an experience.»

Oscar Wilde


«When ready to settle down: women are more interested in where the man is going; men are more interested in where the woman has been.»

Mokokoma Mokhonoana


«Together we agree that there are few tableaus more pathetic than a woman poring over a plethora of self-help books, while in a small café across town her husband is sharing a bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé and fettucini Alfredo with a beautiful woman, fondling her fishnet knee and making careful plans to escape his life.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«The only goal in life is to be happy, genuinely, intensely and consistently , regardless of what it looks like to others.»

Abhishek Shukla


«What kind of husband would I be if I bet against my own marriage?'»

Jamie McGuire


«You did not invent marriage. God did.»

Ken Ham


«What a filthy mind you have. Can’t imagine why you’re single with a brain as dirty as the one you’ve got.»

Lauren Dane


«In marriage, insult arises again and again; and pain has to be not only endured, but consented to; and the amount of forgiveness that it necessitates is incredible and exhausting.»

Glenway Wescott


«Uncommunicated expectations are the shame of relationships.»

Alafia Stewart


«A woman must find a husband, otherwise she is at the mercy of the world. If she waits for love and it never arrives, what is to become of her? I consented to Edward's proposal because he wanted me, and it was quite possible no other man would.»

Ayana Prende


«A marriage is sensitive, fragile and crucial. Once you mess up with how you handle it, it will shatter»

Diyar Harraz


«Life is too short to be anything but happy. So kiss slowly. Love deeply. Forgive quickly. Take chances and never have regrets. Forget the past but remember what it taught you.»

Abhishek Shukla


«Women who seek advice from single women about getting a man is like asking a homeless man how to be rich.»

Habeeb Akande


«Attitude determines Altitude.»

Stella Oladiran


«To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.»

Criss Jami


«I know my vision is impaired and cannot be trusted with even the simplest tasks, much less dating. Not that I´ve come within talon distance of a man.»

Suzanne Finnamore


«The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love.»

Joe E. Lewis


«The girl, indeed, is rare who does not, on getting married, attempt to remodel her husband according to her own ideas.»

Lyubov Dostoyevskaya


«There's no more usual basis of union than mutual misunderstanding.»

Henry James


«Man survives earthquakes, epidemics, the horrors of disease, and agonies of the soul, but all the time his most tormenting tragedy has been, is, and will always be, the tragedy of the bedroom.»

Leo Tolstoy


«Once when he was still young, I saw a bit of his scalp showing through his hair and I was afraid. But it was just a cowlick. Now sometimes it shows through for real, but I feel only tenderness.»

Jenny Offill


«Todo buen matrimonio es un territorio secreto, un espacio necesariamente en blanco en el mapa de la sociedad. Lo que los demás no saben de él es lo que lo hace tuyo.»

Stephen King


«I’ve won his heart, but it’s like owning a house in which most of the doors are permanently locked. He wants to shield me from all unpleasantness. And it’s not really marriage—not like the marriage you have with Cam—until he’s willing to share the worst of himself as well as the best of himself.»

Lisa Kleypas