• In order to carry through any undertaking in family life, there must necessarily be either complete division between the husband and wife, or loving agreement. When the relations of a couple are vacillating and neither one thing nor the other, no sort of enterprise can be undertake. Many families remain for years in the same place, though both husband and wife are sick of it, simply because there is neither complete division nor agreement between them.

    Leo Tolstoy (2012). “The Anna Karenina Companion: Includes Complete Text, Study Guide, Biography, and Character Index: BookCaps Study Guide”, p.1807, BookCaps Study Guides