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This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Related topics: Love Romantic Wedding

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied
by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.
- Iris Murdoch

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

 

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of
becoming passionate friends.
- Harville Hendrix

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Gift the love of your life with undistracted,
untelevisioned, unhurried attentiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Marriage has no guarantees.
If that's what you're looking for,
go live with a car battery.
- Erma Bombeck

A man's friendships are, like his will,
invalidated by marriage -
but they are also no less invalidated
by the marriage of his friends.
- Samuel Butler

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
- Mike Murdock

The four most important words in any marriage...
"I'll do the dishes."
- Anonymous

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
- Henny Youngman

Marriage is a fine institution -
but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
- Mae West

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
- Anonymous

Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.
- Larry David

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck.
If you live through it, you start looking
very carefully to the right and to the left.
- Jean Kerr

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.
- Robert Anthony

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Staying married may have long-term benefits.
You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over
a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Marriage is not about age; it's about finding the right person.
- Sophia Bush

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne

A journey is like marriage.
The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
- John Steinbeck

There is a time for all things - except marriage,
my dear.
- Thomas Chatterton

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Marriage is not just spiritual communion,
it is also remembering to take out the trash.
- Joyce Brothers

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
- Phyllis Diller

No man is truly married until he understands
every word his wife is NOT saying.
- Anonymous

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality,
but must live with a character.
- Peter De Vries

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
- Alan King

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master,
a mistress, and two slaves, making in all,
two.
- Ambrose Bierce

Daddy was real gentle with kids.
That's why I expected so much out of marriage,
figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
- Loretta Lynn

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

Marriage is a bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder.
- Thornton Wilder

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

Do not marry a man to reform him.
That is what reform schools are for.
- Mae West

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -
marriage does.
- Groucho Marx

Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
- Albert Einstein

When I eventually met Mr. Right
I had no idea that his first name was Always.
- Rita Rudner

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

I was married by a judge.
I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx

Marriage is a mistake every man should make.
- George Jessel

A man is incomplete until he is married.
After that, he is finished.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Marriage, like money, is still with us;
and,
like money, progressively devalued.
- Robert Graves

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
- St.
Jerome

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
- Ambrose Bierce

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
- Mae West

Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
- Linda Fiorentino

Marriage is an exercise in torture.
- Frances Conroy

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

If there is such a thing as a good marriage,
it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
- Michel de Montaigne


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