Old concept: Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener. New concept: Love is not blind - it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.— Johann Sebastian Bach
Wonderful Failed Marriage quotations
There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.
You need only do three things in this country to avoid poverty - finish high school, marry before having a child, and marry after the age of 20. Only 8 percent of the families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor.
If dysfunction means that a family doesn't work, then every family ambles into some arena in which that happens, where relationships get strained or even break down entirely. We fail each other or disappoint each other. That goes for parents, siblings, kids, marriage partners - the whole enchilada.
Good bread and good butter go together.
They are one of the perfect marriages in gastronomy, and they never fail to cheer me.
Among the reasons marriages fail, sex ranks no higher than fourth, behind money, having only one bathroom, and an inability to communicate, reasons one, two and three.
For women, marriages foreclosed often resulted in an accumulation of booty;
for men, these failed projects of implausible optimism were more likely to manifest themselves in material lack. It was hard to resist the metaphorical impression that women got to keep the past itself, whereas men were simply robbed of it.
It may have been observed that there is no regular path for getting out of love as there is for getting in. Some people look upon marriage as a short cut that way, but it has been known to fail.
Our society trains us to think of marriage as a contractual arrangement.
If one party fails to fulfill his or her end, the contract is null and void. Increasingly children are raised in a contractual environment. When contractual thinking dominates our horizon, we can even make Jesus or the church an asset we think we can manage.
If the second marriage really succeeds, the first one didn't really fail.
Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together.
They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.
The highest happiness on earth is marriage.
Every man who is happily married is a successful man even if he has failed in everything else.
Husband, when you tell your wife to go for counseling alone (because you think going to see a counselor is a sign you have failed) is like having a car you love overheat and deciding it's not manly to take it to the mechanic. You can keep on driving it but eventually you will ruin the engine.
I love marriage. I failed at marriage, but I'd rather go into anything with gusto and fail than go into it half-assed.
In a difficult marriage, both of us have failed each other.
Even though one may be the major problem,you also have failed often in the way you have responded to them, the way you have treated them, in the way you have handled your hurt and your pain.
I do not see the E.E.C. [European Economic Community] as a great love affair. It's more like nine middle aged couples with failing marriages meeting at a Brussels hotel for a group grope.
Marriages struggle because we've set our marriages up to fail by thinking that this person is going to complete me when they were never created to do that.
When a marriage culture fails, sexual desire no longer unites; instead it fragments.
This going into Europe will not turn out to be the thrilling mutual exchange supposed. It is more like nine middle-aged couples with failing marriages meeting in a darkened bedroom in a Brussels hotel for a group grope.
In Hollywood, marriages are kind of expected to fail.
I am all for love, because love fails.
You will be surprised - I have my own logic. I am all for love, because love fails. I am not for marriage, because marriage succeeds; it gives you a permanent settlement. And that is the danger: you become satisfied with a toy, you become satisfied with something plastic, artificial, man-made.
The best marriages are the ones where we can go out in the world and really put ourselves out there. A lot of times we'll fail, and sometimes we'll pull it off. But good marriages are when you can go home and know that your vulnerability will be honored as courage, and that you'll find support.
I don't consider my marriages as failures! It's idiotic to assume that because a marriage ends, it's failed.
We humans are hard to deal with. We are a loud, complex and demanding bunch. Often, we are best dealt with from a safe distance and for only brief periods of time. This could be why a lot of marriages fail.
Marriages are failing, and mothers are raising their children alone.
Many women would rather remain alone than marry a man who can't contribute anything to the family's income.
[Marriage] was the one thing I didn't want to fail at.
I failed at the biggest things there are in life.
I failed in my health, I failed in my marriage, I failed in everything, and I've picked myself up and gone on.
When you work as actors in this business, you spend a lot of time apart.
That's why a lot of marriages fail. It's not because of Hollywood, it's because you don't spend time together.
Marriages are more likely to fail when one partner not only does not mirror the other's expressions of happiness, but instead shows expressions of contempt.
Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives - such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems - are all the result of not taking enough action.
I think what life experience has brought to my poems is compassion.
When you work hard to make a living, raise a child up into the world, fail at marriage and try again, teach and fail, travel and fall, become ill, well again, weak but grateful, you learn patience, forbearance.
Mom also hinted a couple of times that it was good I was going to college, since with one failed marriage behind me, I 'd have trouble landing a good husband and would need something to fall back on. "A package that's been opened once doesn't have the same appeal".
Cleaning up after themselves was a low priority for Margo and my mother.
They had both recovered from cancer scares, failed marriages, and lost hope; in their opinion, dirt could wait.
I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus until I met my nanny, who helped me through a failing marriage and raising my two boys in a New York City apartment. She showed me by example what it was like to be able to talk to Jesus and bring all my cares and worries to Him. That was in 1990.
I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It's just very public when they fail.