Episode 46: Considering Marriage in Our Lives

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
— Mignon McLaughlin
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.
— James Dobson

When we go about our daily lives, we often forget or gloss over the complex systems of relationships and individuals who lead us to be who we are. Marriage, like many other social concepts, binds families and couples the world over. Libby Gardner joins us this week to examine some of the reasons for which people get married and to discuss the option of marriage itself and why some may or may not choose to pursue it. 

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*As an important amendment, this episode was recorded before the historic Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015 in favor of Marriage Equality. Given its relevance, we plan to discuss it in future episodes.

*Editor's note: I apologize for some of the audio distortions and inconsistent volume levels, I plan to fix this soon.