Would You Be Happier if You Married Someone Else?
What Makes our Marriage So Exceptional
by John Doyle
Recently, Laura and I attended the backyard birthday party of a friend. There were many couples there, most of whom we knew. The evening was unusually humid for Southern California, but there was just enough scattered, light rain to make it refreshing, and we were outside under strings of lights. There was also the promise of a fireworks show from the nearby sports stadium.
Seated with us at our picnic table were a couple of wives enthusiastically complaining about their husbands, saying things like, “He never picks up after himself,” “I have to make all the vacation plans–he never does anything,” “It’s like I have another child instead of a husband,” and other critical things.
They were making these statements right in front of their stoic husbands, who wereRead More›