Are you dealing with frustration from your
mate? Will you put up with inconvenience?
Like the fireplace, they may smoke up the house and
get ashes all over the place. Like the furnace, they may go out at
night and leave you cold and comfortless. Like a radio they can get
very noisy at times, and may prove difficult to shut off. Like a
car, they can develop trouble without warning and upset your plans
for going places.
Like the government they can be shockingly
expensive and not always too efficient. But who would prefer to live
without plumbing, heating, government, and the other developments of
modern life, in order to avoid the trouble and expense which they
Such costs, like the frustrations of marriage, are
part of the price of civilized living. Merely to room with someone,
to share space and a few things is not difficult nor costly.
Neither is it especially rewarding. Really to live
with another, to share your hopes, plans, dreams, and your inner
lives, this is a different matter.
Marriage requires adjustment on a far deeper level
than was necessary while single. The cost of such adjustment will
sometimes be painful frustration. Those who understand will welcome
such pains as part of the process of giving birth to a richer and
deeper quality of life is dealing with frustration correctly.