Man/woman inequalities are played out in the arena of marriage and, if statisics can be believed, it's not a huge success. A brave, new world is upon us with all the opportunities and problems it brings.
The choices and promises we make at 20 will surely not be the same as those we make in our 40's. We are not the same people we were. Life has changed and so have we.
Why then is it so hard for us to admit that the experiment we partcipated in has failed?
Why can we not accept the disappointments and failures in relationships as a catalyst to modify the chemical compounds? After all, in many cases, it was a strange chemistry that drew us to this significant other.
In our teens, we are exposed to romantic notions of finding "the one" - someone who will love and comfort us. Someone who will "rescue me and "take me in your arms; 'cos I'm lonely and I'm blue" etc....
There's no one who can dry our tears better than us ('cos it's only we who know what we're crying about!)
The stress laboratory where the experiments of relationship are carried out reveal that we are a cheer leading team of one.
One is not a sad number; it's the symbol of power.