Reading Comprehension Passage 13 MCQ Test With Answers - THE HONEYMOON COUPLE
THE HONEYMOON COUPLE
One must bear well in mind the fact -- for fact it is -- that compared with normal married life, the honeymoon is merely a playtime. The serious business of living together comes later. It is then that the real test begins.
It should not be surprising, therefore, that so many people find their honeymoon delightful in almost every respect. The conditions, however, were then entirely favourable, which is very rarely the case in ordinary, everyday life. Thus, many of us look back on the happy times of our first days of marriage and sigh for their return. Facing the tedious daily routine, we compare them with our present-day feelings. No wonder that we feel cheated! We blame our marriage or our partners, failing to realize that the conditions were then totally different.
A sound recognition of the real nature of the honeymoon would enable those who sigh for the return of the days gone-by to realize that they are simply longing for a holiday together in which they can be absorbed in each other just as they had been during their honeymoon. Well, there is nothing to prevent them from doing this, unless they have ceased to take as much interest in each other as they once did!
Dr. Eustace Chesser, How to Make a Success of Your Marriage.
It is a fact that
married life should always be modelled upon one's honeymoon.
one's honeymoon is never as serious as one's marriage is.
a happy honeymoon should always precede a happy marriage.
the honeymoon has not much predictive value for a couple's subsequent married life.
one's honeymoon is an authentic prelude to what is to follow.
should always remember their honeymoon as a perfect episode of happiness.
would have an easier time together if only they could forget that their honeymoon was delightful in every respect.
should create entirely favourable conditions for their honeymoon.
must set realistic expectations concerning their married life.
ought to enjoy their honeymoon as much as they can, because this is going to be the sole happy period in their lives together.
Why do we look back upon the happy times of our first days of marriage and sigh for their return? Because
the disappointments of our later daily routine had then been away from us.
we, as a couple, had a honeymoon together.
conditions are entirely indifferent in our later life.
we realize that the conditions are entirely different now.
it is the same couple now facing the tedious daily routine.
The author suggests that we should
always think of the days gone-by.
immediately go on a honeymoon.
be realistic in our desires and longings.
cease to take as much interest in each other.
stop preventing ourselves from having a holiday together.
A suitable subtitle for the passage might be:
What To Do On Your Honeymoon
Now That Your Honeymoon Is Over
Don't Ever Get Marrıed !
Tedious Daily Routine
Why Not Get A Divorce