Monday, August 09, 2010

Marital Secrets: Is This True, I Wonder?

My friend Ignoto says every marriage is a series of small betrayals.  Ford Madox Ford elaborates:
In all matrimonial associations there is, I believe, one constant factor--a desire to deceive the person with whom one lives  as to some weak spot in one's character or in one's career.  For it is intolerable to live constantly with one human being who perceives one's small  meannesses.  It is really death to do so--that is why so many marriages turn out unhappily.
--Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier 117 (Vintage Paperback ed.)

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