Like this, or a lapse into paranoia

It sometimes felt like this. Like some document was signed some impossibly long time ago which dictated these present and sometimes unbearable terms.

It sometimes seemed like the husbands had signed too, or at least been given access to the document so that they could, if desired, keep with its dictates concerning her.

Marriage 101

“We’re all fucked up because in English the phrase ‘to make someone happy’ suggests that’s possible.” Rachel Zucker, The Pedestrians

“Our need for security versus our need for adventure, surprise. I think of it more as a paradox to manage than a problem to solve.” Ester Perel, TED talk

“Don’t touch me! Don’t question me! Don’t speak to me! Stay with me!” Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot