Are you one of those couples that are having a hard time with marriage but wanting to make it work? An estimated 42% of marriages in Britain end in divorce. If you are wanting to avoid this there may be some rules to follow. Start by accepting that no one is perfect and nothing is always perfect. You have to take the good with the bad. Realize that love makes irrational demands of your partner.
- The new year can be gloomy – one in five divorces are filed in January. But we can at least try to understand our sorrows.
- The problems begin because, despite all the statistics, we are inveterate optimists about how love should go. No amount of information seems able to shake us from our faith in love.
- One must conclusively kill the idea that things would be ideal with any other creature in this galaxy. There can only ever be a “good enough” relationship.
“The new year can be gloomy – one in five divorces are filed in January. But we can at least try to understand our sorrows. This does not magically remove problems, but it sets them in context, reduces our sense of isolation and helps us to accept that certain problems are normal.”