On this week's This American Life, philosopher and author Alain de Botton describes marriage this way:
Host Ira Glass says this "one of the most accurate description of marriage" he's ever heard.
This is nonsense. Complete nonsense. It need not to be this way.
Elysha and I will be celebrating ten years of marriage next month.
There has been no despair.
None of our hopes and dreams and expectations have died.
We have only added new hopes and dreams to our list.
Marry the best person you know. Do things together. Find new things to do together. Be honest. Don't ever be selfish.
Ignore the words of Alain de Botton.