At the peak of maturity (or perhaps only after a major consumption of alcohol), every single mortal faces the great existential question “To be or not to be... married?”, to which, unlike a few decades and mentalities ago, they can give at least two “valid” answers.
Have you ever thought that male protagonists bear a burden of which they are aware and responsible ever since they were little children? Not because they would want this at all costs... because who, nowadays, would yearn for countless responsibilities, given that the trend reveals much quieter living choices, with a comforting “low profile” or even “hanging” in many ways on a female partner? The truth is that, besides the genetic inheritance (you know, the story with chromosomes, specific hormones, etc.), there is also a deeply rooted conception that the male “must” be the head of the family, the engine of society and, last but not least, the symbol of struggle, regardless of purpose.
We all have our strengths and weaknesses, habits that delight those who are with us or, on the contrary, they almost get them out of their mind. To maintain a lasting relationship with them, the best would be that between positive and negative events to be some balance, of course with predominance (recommended) over positive ones.
Like any thing you want to enjoy as long as possible, the couple relationship requires a little attention from you. From time to time, it requires a “greening”, from time to time it’s indicated to get out of the daily routine and as someone, someday, somewhere... said: “You must not allow the dust to settle down.”
When it comes to love, unfortunately, time is a really corrosive factor. It erodes the initial feelings of emotional state of grace, bringing to the surface, with each passing day, somewhat more and more truths, unknown until that time.