Marriage is the toughest human institution — it’s always been pretty much the way it started out, no matter how much legendary claptrap is hung upon it.
Take the first marriage, the biblical story of Adam and Eve, a beautiful analogy to the life of a modern couple: they get hitched, sin against the laws of economics, load up their credit cards with debt, lose their clothes and wheels, and are finally kicked out of their condominium. In biblical terms they get off light. Nobody earns his bread anymore by the “sweat of his brow.” But our Generation X pair probably had to park their cat with a vet, and eschew fine wines, until things looked up again. Continue reading