Love/Marriage

“A divorce is like an amputation; you survive but there’s less of you.” (Margaret Atwood)

“Sometimes it is worth all the disadvantages of marriage just to have that: one friend in an indifferent world.” (Erica Jong)

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” (Thoreau)

“Intimacy is spelled H-O-N-E-S-T-Y.” (author unknown)

“Seldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises; there is no coming to consciousness without pain.”   (Carl Gustav Jung)

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” (A Course in Miracles)

“It is better to get rid of the problem and keep the person than to get rid of the person and keep the problem.” (author unknown)

“For one human being to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

“Beyond the element of giving, the active character of love becomes evident in the fact that it always implies certain basic elements, common to all forms of love.   These are care, responsibility, respect and  knowledge.”  (Erich Fromm)