The following panels from Stephan Pastis' comic strip, Pearls Before Swine, are certainly not Scripture, but they are certainly overflowing with Truth.
Pastis calls this The Six Stages of Marriage.
The relationship starts off full of idealism, but then reality begins to creep in.
It shouldn't be surprising, then, that things get worse before they get better.
But they do, indeed, get better.
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Truth is...Stephan Pastis isn't generally considered a sentimental kind of guy, nor a deep-thinking philosopher, but he certainly hit the nail on the head here. If you're married, may you reach stages five and six before there's a stone and six feet of dirt between you.