Marriage is hard. That’s stats talking not me. A recent 2012 survey shows that the divorce rates have increased by 200 percent from.1960 to 2010.
Another one says that one of every two newly married couples divorce within the first 10 years (Fifty percent). This causes a lot of troubles both financially (bankruptcy) or mentally (depression).
So, yes. Marriage isn’t for everyone. And these are the 15 top quotes that prove it.
- “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” ― Robert Quillen
- “Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” – Barbara De Angelis
- “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” Julia Chid
- “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” ― Franz Schubert
- “Happiness [is] only real when shared” ― Jon Krakauer
- “Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.” – Leonardo da Vinci
- “Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.” Marilyn Monroe
- “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” Socrates
- “Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.” – Ann Landers
- “Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.” – Marvin Gaye
- “Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.” – Boris Pasternak
- “I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one’s wife happy. First, let her think she’s having her own way. And second, let her have it.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
- “The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.” ― Barbara De Angelis
- “Marriage isn’t the end-point of a relationship. It’s just a stepping stone, one aspect of a long-term evolution between two people who have, for whatever reason, decided to take a leap of faith and say, ‘Well, hey, this is a person who I want to try with for the rest of my life.’ Which is not a guarantee of perfection – far from it.” – Marjorie Liu
- “You know it’s never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It’s always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.” ― Jodi Picoult