Why Do Marriages Last?
Amidst all the psychobabble
and religious dogmatics
you find on this subject, I found Robyn Parker
's review of the relevant literature to be useful, wise and true. After all, aren't the rules of a lasting relationship, whatever your gender or sexuality, the same that govern friendship, loyalty, companionship and fun
? Is marriage the secretive exception
it's made out to be? Are there really any rules
we don't instinctively, from about the age of seven, already know? As some Rabbi once said, the three words that most often save a marriage are not I love you
. They are, in fact: I was wrong
. Not that easy; but not that difficult either...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 18, 2002 -