That is a worthy love worth finding which enables both the man and the woman to grow and fulfil themselves. But that is mere passion, a poor substitute for love--and sometimes not even that, but mere social or economic convenience--which maims and cripples the inner being of one or the other person. A marriage in which wife or husband is spiritually suffocated is an undesirable relationship, a waste of precious, unregainable years. Yet fear of all the risks and troubles which a break would involve embalms the situation, when faith in the power of Life (God) to support and provide for a right decision would bring growth and fulfilment.
-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 2: Living in The World > # 459