Among many unknown customs or social arrangements 'Marriage' is one among them! We religiously go through these rituals without questioning and become a victim of what we learned from our predecessors.
In childhood toys kept us engaged, in adolescent education and middle age 'sex'! One interesting aspect of human sojourn is keep aspiring for something we don't have. At the age of 25 or so we are desperately in need of a companion more for physical gratification than anything else! In the name of 'Love' we camouflage this physical need. If this is not true why the relationship becomes sour after wedding?
The so called 'misunderstanding' after marriage is truly 'understanding' because that is the "moment of truth". If truth is 'Love' it cannot fade away after the 'honeymoon'. If the marriage is union of two souls then 'Honeymoon will never become a 'Full moon'!
In the west as the science advanced they have discovered many alternates for 'sex' which almost become an 'obsession'. When sex become the center of life we are doomed. The fact is whatever human beings would explore to find happiness through 'physical gratification' they will be disappointed as happiness is not there in that space. The end result is 'suicide' because one finds emptiness in this search. This explains why many celebrities committed suicide at the end.
The ultimate truth lies in 'Emptiness' which is found through 'silence' which can be achieved through turning inward and searching. If you want to travel to Delhi you have to take the relevant highway. If you travel towards Bangalore you will not reach Delhi. Hence choose what you want first and why you want before starting your journey.
The true purpose of Marriage is for creating 'Purpose for your living' through a unit called family. In that 'sex' is a 'Fringe benefit' and not the very purpose of it. Marriage is supposed to make you more grounded and responsible as you have few 'Jivans' to look after who are 'defenceless'. If you want to continue to be 'irresponsible' then never get married!!
With whole of my heart