Ever wondered why in movies they just show that lovers unite and theres a happily ever after?
Is that always a happy ending?
A marriage seems like to be more of a war these days, where couples burden each other with their list of expectations. Over burdening Sacrifices, compromises at every point. some seek marriage as a license to occupy the other. He/ she has to do as I say. Few take it emotionally that far, that you feel suffocated.
And as I see, In most cases they fail to understand the true essence of marriage. Marriage, mostly in Indian culture is so much of an over rated affair. Since childhood we are told, after your marriage this, after your marriage that. It actually builds a whole empire of expectations in ones mind. And by the time you get married, the benchmarks are set so high, most partners fail.
A marriage or a life partner as I see, is nothing but having a friend for life, to share and to care.
In the words of Mr Beverly Clark –
“We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness’.” – ( Shall We Dance)