If you're interested in the new 3DS strategy game Fire Emblem: Awakening, you've probably heard two things about it: First, that if a character dies in battle, they're gone for good. Second, that characters can fall in love and marry one another.
In other words, the two constants in Fire Emblem: Awakening are marriage and death. It's a lot like life in that way, actually.
The thing that's not like life? You can accidentally marry a little girl, like I did. Whoops.