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Does Anyone Ever say “Closed Marriage?”

What makes you feel squirmy? Uncooked egg whites? Putting on wet underwear? Seeing something you know you shouldn’t? A NYT Sunday magazine story “Is An Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?” –they post earlier online–gave me a major case of squirms. … Continue reading

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Going Solo

If the worst part of being single can be loneliness, the best part may be the glory of solitude. The ability, without shorting anyone else, to have things your way. Only one seat left at the movies? Fine. I’ll take … Continue reading

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Do You have the Program?

“Do you have the program?” the man asks his wife. “You said you didn’t want it,” she says, “so I left it in the car.” “I wonder if there are more programs here.” “You said you didn’t want it, so … Continue reading

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“Can Data Defeat Divorce?”

Research shows that a sense of gratitude is strongly correlated with good marriage. But that’s a descriptor, not a recipe. “If couples try to inject gratitude, or any other positive behavior…in a way that is not authentic,” says Amie Gordon, … Continue reading

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Are You Married? Do You Want to be Married?

The answers to those questions, to a large degree, depend on how old you are. How much money you have. And what color skin you’ve got. This, according to a new study on marriage released today by the Pew Research … Continue reading

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