Given What’s Happening, Should Marriage Still Legally be Allowed?

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Given What’s Happening, Should Marriage Still Legally be Allowed?

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Given What’s Happening, Should Marriage Still Legally be Allowed?

Listen to this provocative quote regarding marriage from anthropologist Lionel Tiger:

“It is astonishing, that under the circumstance, marriage is still legally allowed. If nearly half of anything else ended so disastrously, the government would surely ban it immediately. If half the tacos served in restaurants caused dysentery, if half the people learning karate broke their palms, if only six percent of people who went on roller coaster rides damaged their middle ears, the public would be clamoring for action. Yet the most intimate of disasters… happens over and over again.”

While it’s true that nearly half of all ...continue reading...

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Will My Marriage Last?

I was reading one of John Gottman’s books the other night and learned that one of his “go-to strategies” for determining whether or not a couple’s marriage will last depends upon how they recall past memories together. If they recall the past memories with some sweetness and nostalgia, his research has shown that the marriage will likely last. But if they recall those past memories with animosity and pain, his research would show that the marriage likely won’t last.

The interesting thing about this, however, is the brain’s role in how we recall past experiences. The brain will alter ...continue reading...

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