Time Magazine on the State of the American Marriage

The cover story of the July 2, 2009 edition of Time looks at the deteriorating state of marriage in the United States and discusses why it is important to save the institution for the sake of the nation’s future.  Take a look and share your comments here.
Is There Hope for the American Marriage?

by Caitlin Flanagan, Thursday, July 2, 2009

Around the time of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, I turned to my father at the dinner table one night and said, "It’s amazing, Dad — 50 years, and you never once had an affair. How do you account for that?"

He replied simply, "I can’t drive."

Watching the governor of South Carolina cry like a little girl because his sexy e-mails got forwarded to his local newspaper, the State, made me wonder whether the real secret to a lasting marriage lies in limiting your means of escape. Whether you’re putting the Buick Regal in reverse or hitting Send on a love note, you’re busting out of your marriage, however temporarily, and soon enough there will be hell to pay…  Continue Article Here


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