"Marriage isn't a fixed experience. It's a continuous one. It changes form but is still always there, a rivulet under a frozen stream. Now, when I feel a break in the continuity of 'till death do us part,' I think to myself, 'Get back in the river.'"
~ Sarah Manguso in Ongoingness, The End of a Diary
Certainly not the perspective that popular culture, fairy tales, and romance novels present. Sarah Manguso takes us beyond the one-time vow of "I do" and reminds us that in marriage, the "I do" is a daily mindful decision. What are your thoughts on marriage and other committed relationships?