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Grown Up Marriage
Marriage can be the most __________ of human relationships.
In a grown-up marriage, we understand that we aren't each other's _______, parent, of home-improvement project.
teacher, editor, supervisor
In a grown-up marriage we gradually acquire rueful tolerance of each other's ____________.
limitations and imperfections.
In a grown-up marriage we recognize we don't always have to ____________.
be in love with each other
In a grown-up marriage we learn to ____________.
forgive and forget.
For most womenof my generation, earning a living was something a woman aspired to ____________.
be relieved from
We married because, for a woman, there was no ____________.
In the late 50s, men were brought up in a culture that equated becoming a man with ____________.
There were plenty of reasons ____________ back in my day.
Now the state of ____________ isn't the disaster it used to be.
Divorce occurs more often in____________.
Those now considering marriage seem a lot more ____________ than my generation was.
The women of my generation were looking for ____________ companions.
lifetime not slice of life
____________ required premarital and predivorce counseling.
The point of covenant marriage is to make ____________ much harder.
People who choose to live together are ____________ than those who don't.
Marriage remains a ____________ for most men and women.
Compared to cohabitating couples, married couples have better sex, ____________, longer lives, shorter ____________, more money, and less ____________.
shorter hospital stays
less anxiety and depression
____________ may be more life-threatening than heart disaese or cancer.
In the heat of love, youngsters may not notice they have ____________ on important matters, may not worry if their lover will be a good ____________, or ____________ down the road.
We marry ____________ for the discontents and disappointments.
We get to know each other's ____________ in dozens of daily living-together matters,
How infuriating to live with a spouse who does things ____________.
in a different way that (in our opinion) is clearly wrong
Marriage presents us with a cold, clear view of our spouse's ____________.
Bait and switch: displaying before marriage certain ____________ qualities that turn into someting quite different afterwards.
When men ____________ they know how to hide their less desirable traits.
Most people hoping to beguile a future mate don't rush to reveal the ____________ about themselves.
The expectations we bring into marriage can set us up for ____________.
One of the main ways we (husband and wife) can be divided is by the ____________.
In the cold light of marrage, what looked like ____________ may start to look like incompatible.
We ask more of marriage than marriage can ____________.
We idealize the ____________.
person we marry
Love does not preclude ____________.