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“The Husbands And Wives Club”: Inside The World Of Troubled Marriages

You know what I don’t get about marriage? It seems like people don’t think beyond the big, dream wedding. It’s not about the Monique Lhuillier dress or the flower arrangements; it’s about actually being together for life. I should be embarrassed to admit this, but I watched “The Bachelor: Molly and Jason’s Wedding” the other day and it made me feel a little ill. This is meaningless pretense, I thought. A wedding idealizes marriage, but, sadly, the truth is that most marriages are far less than ideal. The sickening display made me question if I even believe in the institution anymore. The thoughts that haunt me? What happens once you’re 15, 20, or even 30 years in? How do you sustain a marriage? How do you have any idea if it will last? How do you make it last if it’s in trouble? A new book, The Husbands and Wives Club, will most certainly give us a more realistic view of what can happen in a marriage once the Lhuillier no longer fits and the wedding cake in the freezer becomes inedible. Keep reading »

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