Looking at the many experiences of married people, I have been just thinking aloud. There are always exceptions to the rule. And there is no denying the fact that some (and only some) marriages are truly happy. Most are in varying stages of decay or dysfunction. Once you are stuck in a bad marriage, then begins the trauma. And in the long process breaks many a heart and scars anyone for life. Again exceptions.... but nevertheless a long drawn traumatic experience for all concerned. Love will last longer if lovers remain just lovers. And if the need to part company then so be it. The heartache that follows may be more easily bearable than a divorce proceeding; and all that it entails like losing custody of children (they will belong to the mother) are easily avoided. Ofcourse those that find happiness in a marriage; well, they are the lucky ones and all strength to them. But these are only a few that are so fortunate. But what if the (moral) support comes from the mother rather than a husband? Assuming (for a moment) that there are no economic issues involved.