I do wonder though… is that perhaps the aspect we want or the aspect we want to reify?
That Guy

It is the aspect of least resistance :) We have it presented as a model / ideal and swim in a culture that encourages and rewards it — which makes other stylings very difficult to co-create. Marriage can be a marvelous structure — a tool or framework for organizing resources, and for shaping emotional and sexual relationships. And there are many ways to do “marriage”. That’s what interests me: the human, living truth of what that can look like.