Real marriage doesn’t begin on the wedding day, it begins when you can rise to the occasion when you are needed desperately.
You are always valued and needed by your partner when you always give your time and love, and show understanding and patience when it’s not convenient for you. Yet you do so selflessly for the convenience of a partner in need.
Once you stop giving what you have when it’s needed, you stop being relevant to your partner. When you are no longer relevant, you leave your partner with no choice than to build a happy home without you.
So your partner either keeps you in the house and builds a happy home outside or leaves you completely and builds a new home with someone else.