Is there some rule to know if a marriage is going to work?
Morrie smiled, “Things are not that simple Mitch.”
“Still,” he said, ” there are a few rules i know to be true about love and marriage: If you don’t respect the other person you’re gonna have trouble. If you don’t know how to compromise you’re gonna have trouble. If you can’t talk openly about what goes on between you you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don’t have a common set of values, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.
And the biggest one of those values, Mitch?”
“Your belief in the importance of your marriage.”
-Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom