What should you say to a couple when they get married?
Condolences? If you're a lawyer, give them your card for their divorce in a few years.
I know it sounds cruel, but I've seen hundreds of fails marriages. Most of the girls I went to school with have been passed around by the boys like cheap prostitutes. Of all of them, there might be six (6) who are still married. Maybe a dozen more would be had death not parted them. Most divorce because things get tight with money, they can't have kids, or something else minor that they didn't think about. That's not love. That's lust.
I used to think it was a great thing. I wanted to get married. And, I did. I learned. It isn't about sex every night or what you saw on TV. It's work. It's hard. There are misunderstandings and stressful times. But, it can work and be great. I had a great marriage that we wanted to last forever. Death had other ideas.
My brother, his marriage is still going, but it's been a lot of work. A LOT of work. Sickness, kids, school, money, loss of employment, it's all been very stressful on him and his family. Again, it wasn't what he expected.
So, if you're thinking it's all great sex and easy times, think again. It's not for the faint of heart or the young. In fact, every couple from school ended up divorced. I was a lot older when I married and my bro was in his late 20s, after serving in the military. Oh, he married a girl he knew in school, a decade older than he was. So, it wasn't a spring romance. Both were more settled. It's not a fairy tale.