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It's pretty dysfunctional. In the beginning Montag is not aware that he really dislikes his wife or, at the worst, has stopped caring about her. Certainly Montag has had an awakening of sorts when he meets Clarisse. All his pent up frustrations about his vacuous marriage come flooding out. Mildred is simply leading the life dictated by society. Montag is a counterculture rebel. Their relationship is hence not typical in that Montag consistently calls Mildred's pettiness and superficiality (which is the norm) out in private and in front of her friends.