Though the popular saying goes “Marriages are built in heaven”, the fact is that marriages grow through equal participation of two matured individuals. Marriage is a religious institution that provides social and mental security to the couple and aids in nurturing an everlasting relationship. Relation cannot grow overnight, whether it is an arranged or love marriage. Ups and downs in the relation are inevitable in different stages of life. However, the success of a marriage lies in the ability of the couple in handling every critical situation of life.
According to an article in the New York Times (2008), mental set ups and adjustments vary with individuals, and it is the responsibility of the partner to render enough support in such cases.
Aman and Payal serve as inspiring examples, being happily married for over 25 years. Speaking about their successful marriage, they say,” Although commitment is the key, love is the glue that binds two people together for a lifetime relationship!”
Although different researchers carry different opinions regarding the success of marriage, but the bottom line of a successful marriage is the willingness of the couple to maintain the relation with a co-operative attitude.