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Tag Archive | "Monogamy"

Books: The Husbands and Wives Club

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Before we started reading The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group by Laurie Abraham (based on this NYT mag cover story), we had a number of preconceived notions. (1) Okay, so other people’s therapy might be interesting when Gabriel Byrne plays the therapist on HBO, but real-life [...]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Marriage But Were Afraid to Ask

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Neither one of us ever read Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love (soon to be a movie starring Julia Roberts) — we were both faintly annoyed by the idea of being along for the ride while some over-analytical divorcee worked through her problems on paper. But then Curtis Sittenfeld’s review of Gilbert’s Committed: A [...]

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10 Reasons Why the First Marriage Rocks Our World

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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photo by cliff1066 The cover story in this weekend’s¬†New York Times Magazine is¬†about the First Marriage. It’s both inspiring and a little chastening — let’s see¬†you be President or First Lady and still rock hot monogamy like that. And also a little terrifying — how would we ever recover from an Obama divorce? We’d lose [...]

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Living Together 7 Years = Common Law Married?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

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photo by adactio Our friend Robin Epstein and her sister Amy Epstein Feldman just wrote a hilarious (not to mention helpful) book called So Sue Me, Jackass! Avoiding Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play. Over the past three weeks, we’ve published excerpts answering questions like¬†“Can [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: My Work-Crush Won’t Dump His GF

Friday, September 18, 2009


Dear Em & Lo, I am torn. I don’t want to be a male poacher, however, “Bob,” who is my coworker, and I have undeniable chemistry. We have never physically done anything — nothing! He does say to me quite often that he wishes he and I were together. He has cooked for me, he [...]

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Writer Defends Adulterers, Calls the Rest of Us “Holier Than Thou”

Monday, August 31, 2009


photo via venetia_joubert_sarah_oosterveld If you’ve listened to Howard Stern even once over the past decade (that’d be Em, not Lo), then you know that one of his most loyal advertisers is the Ashley Madison Agency — the online dating site that caters to married people with the tagline “Life is short. Have an affair.” Charming. [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: What’s So Wrong with Cheating on My Husband?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


photo by Son_of_Groucho Dear Em & Lo, I’ve read your books and love your website, but I notice you are against any infidelity and look down on those who have affairs, but you’re okay with swinging and group sex and anal sex probes and bisexuals and all kinds of things that normal folks (who occasionally [...]

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Love Hurts? There Might Just Be a Drug for That.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


photo by Caleb Have you ever wished that you could turn off that aspect of your brain that gets unreasonably and irrationally attached to someone completely inappropriate after a night of sex and/or spooning? Well, it turns out that a solution — call it the anti-love drug — just might be on the horizon. It’s [...]

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