Life is not a mountaintop. We all want to live in this happy place all the time. Our expectations cause more unhappiness than our circumstances. think about a mountain range. That is a picture of life, and marriage. We slog across the vast open flat valleys of everyday life. Then we struggle through some steep trials to reach a goal. We reach a blissful place for a few moments in seems, them we slide down the other side in a mad rush, barely able to see life zooming by. Then we look around and realize we are either at the with of another long stretch of everyday or we are starting a new battle. We never stay at the top of the mountain. Life marches on. There are ups and downs all along the way. So why are we so hung up on happy.