The marital embrace is the culmination of the total self-giving of husbands and wives.
Sexual indiscretions, marital break-ups and drug habits are glossed over completely.
In other words, the remark points to the dynamic of a sibling relationship, not a marital one.
What could have been more appropriate for this marital tragedy than, of all operas, Tristan und Isolde?
Even within the marital context, they work to limit the husband's authority.
Due to social stigma attached to it even the best marital relationships can come under strain.
If all they've done is suffer an unhappy marriage, we should leave them to their marital misery.
Hurtling along at breakneck speed, this smash hit comedy of marital deception guarantees a great night out.
Two people, a husband and wife, work out their marital malaise by literally trying to kill one another.
Stay with her exclusively and wrestle with resentfulness coupled with marital bliss.