What Makes a Relationship Successful? | Sexual Health | Body and Soul

What Makes a Relationship Successful? | Sexual Health | Body and Soul

Published June 24, 2009

(www.TheFrisky.com) -- Sandra Tsing Loh’s essay, ”Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” in this month’s Atlantic, which advises people to avoid marriage lest they “suffer the emotional pain, the humiliation, and the logistical difficulty” of divorce is raising a few eyebrows and some interesting questions.

In response to Tsing Loh’s confession that after 20 years her marriage has failed, Meghan O’Rourke at Double X wonders: if a marriage that lasts 20 years, produces “two kids and a lot of domestic support” isn’t a success, what is? Why is a marriage considered successful only if it ends in death and not before? Is a marriage that ends in divorce really less successful than an unhealthy, dysfunctional, perhaps even abusive relationship that remains legally intact? 

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Written by Wendy Atterberry, TheFrisky.com

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