Marriage is an act daily creation of a third entity, one that can grow and nurture the people in it or one that can wither and suck the life out of the people in it and that also includes children of the couple in the marriage.
“I’m not asking you to compromise. I’m asking if you are willing to work with me to create something better than you or I had in mind. It doesn’t exist yet. We’ll create it together.” The Third Alternative by Stephen Covey