I think that many couples have unreasonable expectations of marriage. If one enters into a marriage without the expectation of romance, it can be an enriching partnership with mutual respect. We women want to be swept off our feet and melted down to a puddle from the fiery passions of a hunky man who has eyes for no other woman. Fantasy. I think that men want to marry a woman for regular sex, children perhaps, someone to wash their dirty underwear, cook, and take care of the babies. I'm on my 2nd marriage and other ladies I've known more, and it usually boils down to these basics. If you can summon up some mutual interests, enjoy similar pursuits, and appreciate the positive character traits & talents in each other, the marriage is solid. Living life can be a boring proposition to some while to others everything is an adventure. It's mostly a mental attitude just like the largest sex organ is the mind.
at 6:18 PM on May. 3, 2011