Is Marriage a Failure? (Classic Reprint)

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The first point to make clear is that this book is not and does not profess to be an answer to Mrs. Mona Caird's article in the Westminster Review. Is marriage a failure? was not in truth asked by that talented lady. Her paper, entitled simply "Marriage," was by no means interrogative; it stated simply that marriage was a failure - "a vexatious failure" - and gave prescription for making it a success. The Daily Telegraph correspondence was an attempt to elicit whether any considerable number of people agreed with the dogma enunciated in the Westminster Review, and for this purpose the interrogative form was adopted, and for purposes of brevity and epigram the question stood as above.

Now, though for journalistic purposes the chosen title was a perfect one, it was by no means easy to understand its precise meaning, or to limit the reply of those who responded to its query to the discussion of any definite points - which, by the way, was one of the principal reasons why the name was so admirably suited to the requirements of a journal.

For to many people an abstract question is only conceivable in terms of a concrete and personal idea. The success or non-success of the marriage state was to them simply the question of their own misery or happiness therein; and so Is marriage a failure? changed rapidly into Is Tom a satisfactory husband? Is Mary a pleasant wife? And as there were many Toms not wholly satisfactory, and probably a few Marys who were sometimes unpleasant, answers declaratory of failure poured in in abundance.

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