Is Marriage Hard?
I am asked all the time by the press why marriage is so difficult. To back up their question, interviewers cite the high divorce rate, increasing reports of distressed marriages, and the persistence of emotional abuse and domestic violence.
I usually reply to the inevitable “marriage is hard” question with another question: “For whom is marriage hard?”
Marriage is only hard for those who:
If you are one of those people, marriage will seem impossible. If you’re not, it’s just about negotiation.