How many met their spouses at college and stayed married?
It took the spouses five years to discover that their tastes were divergent and their tempers incompatible.
In Hindu mythology the Maruts, Indra, Agni and Vishnu wage war with the serpent Ahi to deliver the celestial cows or spouses, the waters held captive in the caverns of the clouds.
At least companions have the same rights as spouses without the hassle of marriage.
For these women, being married to the mob means eventually having to pay the piper in the form of being pulled apart from their spouses.