I have been thinking about this, while watching TV and talking to friends, why do we place so much importance to love and marriage in life? I think it is mostly because of the way out of proportion glamorization of love and marriage by the likes of bollywood and TV serials. They portray every small problem or challenge as the end of the world. It is as if, if there is even one small problem in your married life or if the love is not expressed then your life is worthless. Only if you have the perfect life, where your husband or your wife tells you "i love u" 10 times only then you are entitled to be happy.... really..... ????? I am not a very well read person when it comes to hindu scriptures, but I do not know from where these people have come up with the "husband wife for seven births" theory?? Is it part of the marriage ritual not sure, but even if it is, seven births also end!!! Maybe you are in your seventh birth with your husband so guess what next birth you have to look for a new guy!! or maybe this is your first birth so thats why there are compatibility issues... I mean these things are so baseless, yet we dwell upon them so much?? We place our happiness so much on seeing a smile or a frown on our spouses face. Why is it so hard to accept for people that even if people live together as families they still are individuals, everyone experiencing their own lives in which others are only a part of .... that no one can own anyone and that the world will not stop running if one person is there or not....that each one of us had a life before we met them and we still have a life when we are not together during the course of the day and that we will still continue to carry on even is a partner decides to move on..... So we all need to learn to let go..... LIVE AND LET LIVE!!