When I was a young girl, people used to tell me: “wait until you get married, this is the real life experience, then you will discover how life can treat you!”. Mostly, when mentioning marriages, many people start nodding all-knowingly, meaning “yes, this is a serious thing… can be difficult” and so on.
I am married since almost 5 years and I still can`t find out what is so special about this union in terms of it being more complicated than any other type of relationship, because that is exactly what people seem to mean speaking of marriage in general.
I absolutely agree that marriage is a very special and even sacred type of relationships for many reasons. However empirically I can`t make out that it differs from other institutions like friendship, colleagueship or between parent and child. People deal with same kinds of issues: love, commitment, trust, jealousy, pain, joy, sorrow, worries, sharing… but why does marriage appear to many as the most difficult? (more…)