Marriage is a small non-profit business
An article by Lori Gottlieb got a lot of attention earlier this year when she boldly made the case for accepting a less-than-ideal spouse. I don't have a strong opinion on that, but I did like this:
"Once you’re married, it’s not about whom you want to go on vacation with; it’s about whom you want to run a household with. Marriage isn’t a passion-fest; it’s more like a partnership formed to run a very small, mundane, and often boring nonprofit business. And I mean this in a good way."