A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.