Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them. - Laurence J. Peter

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god... how depressing was Lori's post!!??... after sampling a passionless marriage first time round, I can clearly and unequivocally claim that to last, a marriage needs passion, excitement and limitless love. Boredom and a 'small, mundane, boring, non-profit focus' simply leads to nothing other than divorce in my opinion... quite frankly I would rather be a happy singleton, passionately enjoying the company of a number of other happy singletons than a comfortably accommodated but bored married 'Mrs' in a boring and unstimulating love-less match.

5:29 AM


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