If you have anything less, it’s not a marriage, it’s servitude.

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I go to his aid. He comes to mine.

I’m a woman who loves her husband, and I make no apologies for looking out for his personal and political welfare. We have a genuine, sharing marriage. I go to his aid. He comes to mine. I have opinions. He has opinions. We don’t always agree. But neither marriage not politics denies a spouse the right to hold an opinion or the right to express it. And if you have anything less, it’s not a marriage, it’s servitude.

by Nancy Reagan (born July 6, 1921)
as quoted in Leading Ladies of the White House
written by Molly Meijer Wertheimer

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