Actually one of the things that’s a comfort in marriage is that there isn’t a door at seven years. And so if something is messed up in the short term, there’s a comfort of knowing. We made this commitment. So we’re just going to work this out.
And even if tonight there’s something wrong or something between us doesn’t feel right, we have a comfort in knowing we’ve got time, we’re going to figure this out. And it makes it so much easier. Because you do have times when you hate each other’s guts, you know what I mean?
And the ‘no escape’ clause, weirdly, is a bigger comfort to being married than I ever would have thought before I got married.
Ira Glass – This American Life, Episode 486 Valentines Day