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"What I always have to remember is that when I got married and when I had kids, I chose a path. A path with great blessings and rewards, but also a path with a few less opportunities than the open road I was on before. A path with fewer exits. The key for me is that I chose it."
(Sheri via Rita Arens - "How to Get a Happier Marriage: Stop Gnawing on Your Grievances Like Hot Wings")
"Melayarkan bahtera rumah tangga di tengah samudera kehidupan tidak mungkin sepi dari ombak dan badai. Sekalipun perahunya adalah ketaatan, layarnya adalah harapan, tiangnya tegaknya aturan, sementara mesinnya adalah semangat, sesekali badai menghantam dan ombak yang menggulung menyebabkan layar robek dan tiang berderak patah. Nahkoda dan awaknya miskin pengalaman hingga dapat mengandaskan kapal jika saja mereka tak segera berpegangan pada tiang-tiang aturan dan memperbaiki layar harapan yang telah terkoyak."
(Sinta Yudisia - Kisah Kasih dari Negeri Pengantin: Ketika Penulis Bicara Nikah oleh Asma Nadia, dkk.)
"Marriage is one of the hardest things I have EVER done. So well worth it but it is so much more than a "yearning'. Some days I cannot stomach looking at my husband but we keep on keepin' on even on the days when we have lost that lovin' feeling! Not so sure you can do that when you simply "yearn" after someone!"
(Katina via Rita Arens - "How to Get a Happier Marriage: Sorry, Twilight. True Love isn't for Teenagers")
"Masalah perkawinan lebih sering bukan karena sering berantem tapi karena jarang bermesraan.
(NY Times via Robby Muhammad)
"I’ve never really believed that you just marry one day at the altar or before a justice of the peace. I believe that you become married — truly married — slowly, over time, through all the road-rage incidents and precolonoscopy enemas, all the small and large moments that you never expected to happen and certainly didn’t plan to endure."
(Elizabeth Wril - "Married (Happily) with Issues", NY Times)
"I think that a lot of people forget that a marriage takes work. Just like any other relationship in your life, if you take it for granted, it will weaken and you will drift apart. You can’t get married expecting things to always be perfect, because shit happens; half the time it’s getting through all that shit together that makes a marriage strong and lasting. I applaud those who are honest enough to admit that there is temptation out there and intelligent enough to avoid it."
(Jessica via Catherine - "Love in the Time of Internet")
"A strong partnership is a result of trust, maturity, integrity and honest communication. Where those are lacking, the internet can certainly make infidelity easier."
(Kristin via Catherine - "Love in the Time of Internet")
"Kalau kita kesal bin sebal dengan pasangan, ingat semua kebaikan, keunikannya, hal-hal yang telah dilalui bersama. Ia spesial, karena itu Anda memilihnya :) "
(Helvy Tiana Rosa)
"And if I stumble and fail to live up to my promises, I will look you in the eyes, hold your hands, and apologize with sincerity. I will be my best for you."
(Bagian dari janji pernikahan Sara dan Matt - 2000 Dolllar Wedding)