Dr. Munroe’s radical, but realistic definition of marriage is “an intentional decision to commit to meeting the needs of others for life, WITHOUT expectations”. The agreement to stay together, for better or for worse, shouldn’t be taken likely as there are many unexpected storms in the queue of life and how they are handled (or not) can obliterate the relationship. Based on my own divorce, I agree that love is not a viable foundation for marriage. Dr. Munroe came to this conclusion based on the fact that love still exists when most couples divorce, but the need for sanity takes priority.
My own conclusion is that a successful marriage is highly possible, but it starts with becoming educated on the process, followed by the application of that knowledge once received. All too often potential that never manifests is dated and married which means the relationship is over before it even starts.
An even wiser woman humbles herself and welcomes an opportunity to change her family tree through education!