Marriage didn’t mean any promise of togetherness. But even so, I wanted it to be official. I wanted to stand up and make known those commitments to each other, in front of people who mattered. There was paperwork and a community, a shared life. I wanted that tether to him.

The Dinner List, Rebecca Searle

So you can’t just blame the person who leaves. If two people are unhappy, clocking the person who actually walks out the door is just getting them on a technicality.

The Dinner List, Rebecca Searle