I have a husband. And I have a boyfriend. And it will likely stay that way for some time. As I mentioned, Katsu’s insurance is the only thing standing between me and the Forgotten Doorway to the Nuthouse, except for how without the insurance I wouldn’t even be able to go to the nuthouse and would probably wind up doing who even knows what. I need to stay married, or that insurance goes out the window and I go toppling off a cliff.
My mother is not pleased about this, nor do I expect her to be. And in light of this, I’m forced to examine my own interpretation of what marriage actually means. I believe in love. I believe in commitment. I believe in hope. But I know that these things aren’t always enough, and so I have to say, honestly, I don’t know if I believe in marriage.
I’d like to get some other perspectives, if anyone is willing to share. Not on my situation, per se, but on the larger overarching motif.
What does “being married” mean?