"It sounds like a cliché, but it helps if you make each other laugh—a lot. There isn’t a person on earth who understands my sense of humor better than my wife: We speak the same language, and that’s why we ended up together."
"Most people don’t marry the loves of their lives. You marry for compatibility; for friendship. It may not be a kind of relationship where you can read each others minds, but it’s comforting, like a familiar warm spot on your favorite chair. That’s just another kind of love, one that doesn’t burn itself out, one that lasts in the real world."
Jodi Picoult, Songs of the Humpback Whale (via simply-quotes)