Marriage may be a centuries-old institution, but couples today are making it their own, reshaping it according to their individual personalities and their shared beliefs.
They are choosing when they marry, whether they get hitched in their teens or wait until their 40s. They are rethinking how they marry, with some looking to their faith to strengthen their bond and others challenging the basic principles of marriage (monogamy, anyone?). And they are standing up for whom they marry, inviting us all to examine our ideas of what marriage really means.
“We always said, ‘If you want to go on a date with someone else, just tell me.”
“It’s funny how it’s easily understood that my love for my aunties doesn’t diminish my love for my mother, but it’s less acceptable to say that my love for my boyfriend doesn’t diminish my love for my husband. It’s like somehow the sex changes everything, confers an ownership on my love and on my body. I don’t believe in that…”
So guys, what’s the big deal with your wife having a boyfriend too?