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Public commitment of espousal.
A sharing of intimacy
… as much as possible.
Yielding autonomy in
order to live with empathy.
The only means most
have to gain a captive audience.
For the conscientious
an attempt to ‘remould’ part of oneself to fit another.
Pair bonding that
helps us become more than we could possibly be by ourselves.
By far the optimum
means for attaining a meaningful life and sustaining self worth.
A wedding: The end of
great expectations, the beginning of endless introspections.
An optimistic attempt
at unifying diversion; a natural tendency to strive for harmony.
allurement of the book jacket; the subsequent captivation with
what is behind it.
- Perhaps oneness
stagnates, coupling nourishes.
- Perhaps all
relationships begin with attraction and end with sorrow.
- Perhaps the
happiest people on earth are those in a considerate,
individual growth needs ‘another self’ to intimately
cohabitate with, mind and body.
- Perhaps growing
togetherness requires ceremonial commitment and peer
pressure to meld it.
- Perhaps the
tyrant of self-centeredness must yield often for one to
remain an active partner after the battle of egos.
- Perhaps our
instinctive sexual attraction is nature's incessant coercion
to form bonded pairs which become procreating, sustaining
- Perhaps you are
freest to be you, expressing your thoughts, only when
married to someone who knows you well and cares enough to
- Perhaps without
another near who knows you and cares for you … what you
feel, what you do, what you say … your life will be a litany
of withering expressions.
activities are more real, more rewarding, even more intense
when sharing; perhaps the marriage state is the only means
our inner self has to reveal itself and be appreciated.
successful relationships depend on renewing commitment and
accepting ever-changing circumstances; perhaps success in
marriage is far and away the most important accomplishment
in a lifetime.
monogamy, cohabitation … what do you think??
ESSAY ON MARRIAGE by EDWIN
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