No, that isn’t me talking about my wife. This is something I read on an investing forum once. It really troubled me when I read it, and has stayed in the back of my mind ever since.
Just recently it struck me what it was about the quote that was so jarring. It wasn’t that the sentiment was new. We’ve all seen men and women who act this way. And we’ve been hearing women say this for decades:
Marriage is forever.
Unless I get unhappy.
What was so jarring was to hear a man say it, in the way a man would say it.