Helen Clark's mainstream marriage
Helen Clark told the Labour Party conference that she and her husband were approaching their 25th wedding anniversary. "How mainstream is that?" she asked.
I`ll tell you. Not very mainstream at all.
Nearly all married couples get married because they love each other.A majority share the same surname. He is Mr, she is Mrs, (not Miss). They actully live in the same house together and sleep in the same bed. They do housework together. They bring up children, take them to school and help them with homework. They share each others lives. They have a joint bank account. They pay for their flights. They don't shake hands when greeting each other. They try to have a work/life balance throughout the year. They go shopping together. They pay for their tickets to the rugby.
Most of which do not apply in Helen Clarks marriage.