The poetic style of Milton Erickson
“Marry an ugly woman, and she’ll always be grateful.”
The implied message, “Marry a beautiful woman, and she won’t always be grateful.”
Be realistic; no member of a couple is always going to be grateful. Couples often have unrealistic expectations about each other, and often feel that the other partner will provide what each feels to be missing in themselves.
Pay more attention to your own needs, rather than looking outside yourself for approval from others.