Ultimately, all relationships are temporary. False attachment to another can
become an addiction, a voluntary bondage detrimental to clear perception. We
should not bind another to ourselves, should not define ourselves by our
marriage, should not force another to stay with us. But if chance allows us to
walk together, who is anyone to challenge our choice of walking companions?
When it is time to part, then it is time to part. There should be no regrets.
The beauty of marriage is like the fleeting perfection of a snowflake.
Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao - Daily Meditations", #139