From the NYT, a great comment on marriage from someone’s Auntie: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/that-loving-feeling-takes-a-lot-of-work/?src=me&ref=general
“Here’s the secret: Never get married unless you have to. This has nothing to do with getting someone pregnant. It means you don’t get married unless you absolutely “have to” be with a person. If you don’t “have to” be with someone, you don’t marry them. If you prefer to be alone more than being with someone, you don’t “have to” marry. But, if you really “have to” be with a young lady and she “has to” be with you, you’ll treat each other in a way that will result in a happy marriage. Again, never get married unless you have to.”
The only unfortunate part of this quote is that this is exactly how I felt/feel (verb tense issues!!) about Mr. Faraway – it just (wasn’t/isn’t) reciprocated.