But when, as is most often the case, the husband and wife accept the external obligation to live tog

But when, as is most often the case, the husband …

But when, as is most often the case, the husband and wife accept the external obligation to live together all their lives and have, by the second month, come to loathe the sight of each other, want to get divorced and yet go on living together, it usually ends in that terrible hell that drives them to drink, makes them shoot themselves, kill and poison each other

Leo Tolstoy