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In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
People who boast of happy marriages are, I submit, usually self-deceivers, if not actually liars.
One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance.
Every persisting marriage is based on fear', said Peregrine. 'Fear is fundamental, you dig down in human nature and what's at the bottom? Mean spiteful cruel self-regarding fear, whether it makes you to put the foot in it or whether it makes you to cower...
The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.
A long marriage is very unifying, even if it's not ideal, and those old structures must be respected.
In a happy marriage there is a continuous dense magnetic sense of communication.
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