Marriage does not guarantee the pair will be together forever, it's only paper. It takes love, respect, trust, understanding, friendship and faith in the relationship to make it last. The secret to a happy marriage is if the couple can be at peace with someone within four walls, if they are content because they are near each other, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and they feel that warmth that they don't find very often, then that is what love is all about. Hereís an inspiring narrative of a marriage that did not go very well and ended in a dramatic divorce.

Dear Wife, 

* Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.-James Dobson

Iím writing you this letter to tell you that Iím leaving you forever. Iíve been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it. These last 2 weeks have been hell. ... Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw. Last week, you came home & didnít even notice I had a new haircut, had cooked your favorite meal & even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers. You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You donít tell me you love me anymore; you donít want sex or anything that connects us as husband & wife. Either youíre cheating on me or you donít love me anymore; whatever the case, Iím gone.

Your EX-Husband

P.S. donít try to find me. Your SISTER & I are moving away to West Virginia together! Have a great life.
 

Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred.William O. Douglas

Dear Ex-Husband,

Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter. Itís true you & I have been married for 7 years, although a good man is a far cry from what youíve been. I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining & griping. Too bad that doesnít work. I DID notice when you got a haircut last week, but the 1st thing that came to mind was, ĎYou look just like a girl!í Since my mother raised me not to say anything if you canít say something nice, I didnít comment. And when you cooked my favorite meal, you must have gotten me confused with MY SISTER, because I stopped eating pork 7 years ago. About those new silk boxers: I turned away from you because the $49.99 price tag was still on them, & I prayed it was a coincidence that my sister had just borrowed $50 from me that morning. After all of this, I still loved you & felt we could work it out. So when I hit the lotto for 10 million dollars, I quit my job & bought us 2 tickets to Jamaica But when I got home you were gone. Everything happens for a reason, I guess. I hope you have the fulfilling life you always wanted. My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you wonít get a dime from me. So take care.

Signed, Your Ex-Wife, Rich As Hell & Free!

P.S. I donít know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born Carl. I hope thatís not a problem.

Marriage is about something greater than just coming together, it's about acceptance. When marrying, one should ask this question: Do you believe you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

By Tim Pedrosa


All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.-Ann Landers

Tim