Summary of The Tenth Tuesday, We Talk about Marriage
In the twentieth chapter of tuesdays with Morrie, called The Tenth Tuesday, Albom’s wife, Janine, is introduced for the first time when both her and Albom go to visit Morrie. When there, Janine, to Albom’s surprise, sings to Morrie when asks about her singing profession. Morrie and Albom then discuss Marriage, the topic of this chapter. Morrie talks about the need for a partner in today’s culture, “[they don’t know what they want in a partner. They don’t know who they are themselves---so how can they know who they’re marrying?” Albom then describes Morrie and his wife, Charlotte, and how they were a team, how their relationship flowed with unconditional love. Then Morrie describes the few rules he knows about Marriage, finishing with his faithful quote, “[l]ove each other or perish.” They then have a short discussion about the book of Job, and Morrie comments that God overdid it when allowing Job to suffer. Morrie’s thoughts on this voice his opinion about his own suffering as he waits to die. The story of Job also ties into Marriage, because Job goes through much agony after losing everything, including his wife and children.