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Millennials Are Marrying Their Exes

June 16, 2016
Millennials Are Marrying Their Exes

Millennials are increasingly marrying their exes. So says Jenna Birch in a new article at Elle magazine. I contributed to the article, check it out: Generation Breakup Then Makeup: Millennials Are Marrying Their Exes I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Please head over to Elle to read the article, then let’s discuss! […]

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Is Marrying the Wrong Person Inevitable?

June 7, 2016
Is Marrying the Wrong Person Inevitable?

“Compatibility is an achievement of love; it must not be its precondition.” Alain de Botton Alain de Botton’s recent article Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person in the NYXs is undoubtedly meant to promote his new novel The Course of Love, but has generated a lot of interest for its premise. (Hat tip to J 2.0 […]

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Don’t Knock Companionate Love

May 31, 2016
Don’t Knock Companionate Love

Here’s a chart that freaks out a lot of young people: From the book The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt, it depicts the two kinds of love married people enjoy throughout their lives together. Twenty-somethings see this as a sort of death knell – or even worse, a sexless, joyless life […]

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What Is Marriage Like After 25 Years?

April 14, 2016
What Is Marriage Like After 25 Years?

Most of what I write is focused on finding a partner, sustaining the relationship, weathering breakups, etc. The stuff that young people deal with as they’re dating. It doesn’t seem very important – or interesting – to focus on midlife when that’s years and years down the road. First things first, right? Except that the […]

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Men and Marriage: The Dominant Cultural Narrative

January 25, 2016
Men and Marriage: The Dominant Cultural Narrative

My regular readers know that I’m very interested in the effect that popular culture has on behavior. Specifically, it provides a cultural narrative that informs us what we should want if we’re normal. It may tenaciously grip the public consciousness even as it is rejected by individuals. Hookup culture is a perfect example; media and […]

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