Much to my enjoyment, I’ve been watching season 3 episodes of House from about 5am this morning. Considering that this is approximately my 20th time watching this season, you’d think that I’d be bored dead, right? Not at all! House is actually on of my favourite shows ever. I find the medical stories and the diagnostics somewhat intriguing. Anyway, this post isnt about House.
Somewhere between Dr. House‘s usual sarcasm and cynicism, and watching the medical savant work medical magic, I picked up on a quote to ponder from a conversation on relationships between one of Dr. House’s supporting doctors and a patient’s wife. Read on…
Wife: “Marriages don’t fail because couples get bored. They fail because while they’re dating, people pretend to be the person they think their partner wants and then, there’s only so long you can keep that up.”
Dr.: “Maybe they are that person when they’re dating but then they change.”
Wife: “People thinking their partner will change, that’s another reason marriages fail. People don’t change, at least not in any way that really matters.”
So what do you think?…
I’ve been thinking about marriages and divorce all day...read more after the click
…I agree that marriages don’t fail because people get bored. Boredom is fixable. There’s a simple remedy: TRY SOMETHING NEW IN THE MARRIAGE! I know a lot of marriages have failed because of pre-marriage pretence and post-marriage reality. The sad part is some people know exactly who their partners are behind all the pretence but keep hoping they would change post-marriage and that rarely ever happens, if ever. Which is why I do believe that couples should date for a long time before exclusivity, before commitment, and ultimately, before marriage.
What’s your thoughts?