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Views & Reviews From the Frontline

The problems of mankind

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2552 (Published 23 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2552

Connubial Conundrums

There’s no middle ground with marriage. It’s either good or bad; it’s either the
boon or the bane of our existence. If it’s good, it offers a bounty of love,
companionship, security, and reassurance. But if it’s bad, it offers nothing but
an expensive, oppressive, omnipresent prison without walls. So let’s spend
more time selecting and caring for our marriage partners and avoid the
dilemma of choosing between a bad marriage and a devastating divorce.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 August 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA