Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

The Matter of Marriage; Here's A Thought

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

The Matter of Marriage; Here's A Thought

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Byline: With: Fay Owens

WE SMILE at the cartoon of a husband saying to his wife, C[pounds sterling]There you go again, quoting our marriage vows out of context!C[yen]

Walter Lippmann said, C[pounds sterling]The concept of two people living together for 25 years or more without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.C[yen]

Marriage is God's idea, and it's a good one. But if you're looking for someone who can be everything, you'll be disappointed!

When you marry someone you take on their weaknesses as well as their strengths. It's a package deal.

By expecting perfection, you're asking for more than either of you are capable of giving.

However, when you get into trouble you can count on your partner.

Marriage is having someone to curl up with when the world seems cold, who's as concerned as you are when the children are ill. …

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