The whole concept of teaming up with another person to tackle life together, to look into each other's eyes and sigh, "It's us against the world from here on out," really should, on paper at least, be the kind of life-changing decision that allows those of us who choose to get married to concentrate on being one-half of something more powerful and life-affirming than our solitary selves.
The truth is, it's hardly ever that easy.
At least it hasn't ever been that easy for me or my wife, and by the looks of things, with just a passing glance at the world around me, I suspect that marriage has proven to be a bit of a pickle for a lot of other people as well.
Recently, I started thinking about why that might be. With a wife of nine years, two kids and another one on the way, a good job, two dogs, a nice house to live in, two cars that run, and most ofRead More »from 3 Things that Are Messing Up Your Marriage