"Sustaining a happy marriage is like caring for a plant or a pet. Your needs as well as your partner's change from age to age and you have to work on the
marriage constantly, day by day, or else it will deteriorate,"
"In Buddhist terms a happy marriage is like a precious human birth. It's rare to find that one in a million person you can share a lifetime with. But for most of us, marriage dies before we do. And, when it does, there is no funeral ceremony, no formal comfort for the loss. Most often it involves some kind of betrayal, a messy divorce, a legal ruling and divisions among family and friends. Just as a wedding brings joy to friends and family, divorces can bring crippling life-long resentments."
"Love with affections and feelings has become a cornerstone in modern marriages in Hong Kong society. However, how should men maintain a romantic relationship? Many of our middle-class respondents are apparently baffled by this question. Some respondents suggest that maintaining a happy marriage is like looking after a plant. Yet some are displeased that in order to maintain a happy marriage, the demand is solely on men that they need to be a good actor. When encountering marital conflicts, men in our focus groups tend to tolerate in order to avoid quarrels with their spouse as they believe a harmonious family is pivotal. Harmony can only be achieved by toleration. In addition, these men want to avoid the pain of trapping in a damaged marital relationship. However, men feel invalidated because they have the impression that their opinions are often rejected by their wife. This toleration does not actually deal with men's dissatisfaction within. It also provides no satisfactory solutions for both parties. Sometimes it even strengthens the impression of his wife's unreasonable image and suppresses more dissatisfaction with the partner "
"The happy marriage is like feeding a baby, needs daily food "
"A happy marriage is like a beautiful garden. Neither one "just happens." Both take lots of time, attention, and tender loving care. In short, they both require work."
"Happy marriage is like a good recipe.It can be changed from time to time to keep it fresh and tasty.Communication,commitment and cooperation are main ingredients of this recipe. "
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