We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's a strange approach to the subject, written by a therapist of some sort. Why does anybody break any sorts of covenants, agreements, vows, commitments, laws, etc., even when they know how destructive to conscience and good cheer it can be?
Of course it's because we are implanted with strong, relentless desires of all sorts. Food, lust, love, violence, competition, revenge, excitement. Raw life forces. You can call them emotions or instincts or whatever you want to call them. Most human desires lack any moral, much less bourgeois-moral, components and often lack any practical components. We need only refer to our fantasies to see that.
A more interesting topic is to consider is why and when people do notbreak any sorts of covenants, agreements, vows, commitments, laws, social conventions, etc. despite pressing desires. It's more interesting because it's the special human part. The monkey parts are no mystery at all.
This seems to be one of the core questions The Great Western Canon wrestled with over the past few thousand years. Good thing the Post Modernists decided to do away with all that "knowledgey/experiencey" crap and go with the whimsically tyrannical ideas of a few cloistered, inexperienced academic knotheads.
Oooooh! The author finally discovered that solipsistic women (AWALT) are evolutionarily ruled by HYPERGAMY!
Marriage was designed to reassure men that the children his resources were devoted to, are actually HIS! This by controlling the wild, wide-casting sexual nature of women.
A primary goal of feminism was to remove all such societal restraints on women's sexual nature, so women could enjoy that bad boy/rock drummer/ motorcycle ridin' jerk, while forcing some average frustrated chump to support them and their spawn (from whichever father)!
Now the chickens have come home to roost and men, who have slowly learned the truth, are reacting by not marrying and MGTOW!
Hahahaha, ladies, (term used very loosely) you begged for it. Now you got it! (Oh yeah, married for 40+ years here. I get it!)
Similarly, I think it's interesting to understand how some people who are strongly inclined to be drunks or addicts somehow manage not to be. How people become addicts is a trivial question in comparison.