"Relationships, marriages are ruined where one person continues to learn, develop and grow and the other person stands still. "
Catherine Pulsifer, from Are You Learning
"When two people become one flesh by way of marriage, it is not only their hearts that are united, but their minds and souls as well."
Julie Donner Andersen
"When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter."
"You can't be value free when it comes to marriage."
"The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal."
"A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude."
Rainer Maria Rilke
"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last - more than passion or even sex!"
"Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.
"It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals."
"Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one."
"We can do not great things, only small things with great love."
"Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation."