Leaving Societal Norms Behind

Marriage

Marriage

Marriage is a complex thing.

For those of us who wish to climb the relationship escalator, marriage can be a very important part of our identities.

What does it take to make or break a marriage?

How does marriage work in the polyamorous world?

Is there a wrong way to be married? Is there a right way?

Let’s contemplate concepts and options within the marriage topic. Let’s learn and grow together.

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“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” 

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” 

― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

“I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.”

― Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society