Reading the many posts it makes me wonder if we willingly spoil our chances of happiness in life by mortgaging ourselves in the name of marriage. Even marriages where the spouses get along well with each other experience a lot of ennui. Ofcourse, we do not see any plausible solution to this; even though many live in hopes of better conjugal relations. Others experiment like live-in etc., all of which again fall short of fulfillment of one's deepest desires. Ideal life would be I think live as lovers sans marriage and take it from there.