Saturday, June 13, 2009

On Marriage

While thumbing through a text that describes marriage as a union that benefits people in happiness, health and economics, I came across a humorous snippet of an interviewee's rendition of marriage stating:
"[Marriage] means that I never have to worry about it or think about it or have any concern about who she is or how she will feel about me. If she came home and told me she killed somebody, I would say, 'What did he do?' I don't have doubts about [her]."
 - Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher, The Case for Marriage: Why Married People are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially (New York: Broadway Books, 2000).