A Recipe for Marital Lunacy

“Who's the head bull-goose loony around here?”

Ingredients:

  • Two people
  • Insecurity
  • Expectations and assumptions
  • Stress

Infuse two people with insecurity. Season each liberally with expectations and assumptions. Knead until tender.

Mix with stress. Bake in the heat of a fight for control until painful to touch.

Serve raw when a firm callus of anger, hurt, resentment and selfishness appears. Add tears to taste.

Two souls “committed to love one another for life” often act like combatants committed “to the pain” — “I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.” Lunacy indeed. And sadly, all too common.

One flew east. One flew west. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest.

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