A marriage is a partnership, not a dictatorship.
I always thought they had a pretty solid marriage, especially with Claire, but she's acting as crazy as a teenager and just watching her marriage crumble.
Dean's marriage to Cynthia hadn't helped break the tie as she wisely refused to divulge to either of them how she voted.
He wasn't proposing marriage - he was proposing an affair.
What if their marriage wasn't successful and she lost both?
Of course, a proposal of marriage was something that didn't come easy for him.
Sweetheart, if I didn't feel sorry about that at some point during our marriage, I'd probably be the first man.
No wonder he wasn't interested - not in marriage, anyway.
Speaking thickly and with a faraway look in his shining eyes, he told the whole story of his life: his marriage, Natasha's love for his best friend, her betrayal of him, and all his own simple relations with her.
The arrangements for Natasha's marriage occupied him for a while.
From the time of his marriage Sonya had lived in his house.
Since their marriage Natasha and her husband had lived in Moscow, in Petersburg, on their estate near Moscow, or with her mother, that is to say, in Nicholas' house.
All who had known Natasha before her marriage wondered at the change in her as at something extraordinary.
These questions, then as now, existed only for those who see nothing in marriage but the pleasure married people get from one another, that is, only the beginnings of marriage and not its whole significance, which lies in the family.
Discussions and questions of that kind, which are like the question of how to get the greatest gratification from one's dinner, did not then and do not now exist for those for whom the purpose of a dinner is the nourishment it affords; and the purpose of marriage is the family.
If the purpose of marriage is the family, the person who wishes to have many wives or husbands may perhaps obtain much pleasure, but in that case will not have a family.
If the purpose of food is nourishment and the purpose of marriage is the family, the whole question resolves itself into not eating more than one can digest, and not having more wives or husbands than are needed for the family--that is, one wife or one husband.
They wanted Dad to annul the marriage - even cut off any money for Mom.
It was yet another example of the way their marriage continued to mature.
Like her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Marsh had the kind of marriage she would like to have some day – happy.
I always heard marriage could break up a good friendship.
She could do a lot worse than Davis, but marriage wasn't a solution to her problems.
Accepting his proposal of marriage might be setting her up for a fall, but declining was surely something she would live to regret.
So why did you propose marriage, or was that part of your plan to get the ranch?
A few months ago she wouldn't have realized that forgiving her father was important to her marriage – but then, a few months ago she didn't know Chauncey.
Would he think she was pressuring him into marriage now?
But as time progressed, his obvious reluctance to propose marriage presented a far more difficult problem.
Here, get yourself together and we'll go in and get a marriage license.
The exchange was a stark testimony to the incongruities of man versus woman, and the pending adjustments of our marriage, looming ahead.
He believes he's hurting our marriage, threatened to move back to California and tank the whole business.
"This is more permanent than marriage," Dusty said in a hushed tone.