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Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage

by Heather Havrilesky Author

Given that about half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, and that there are such limited economic advantages to marriage, why is it that so many couples still choose this permanent tying of the knot? In Foreverland, author Heather Havrilesky details the ups and downs of her marriage of fifteen years, examines all the different kinds of emotional labor that are involved in keeping the flame burning, and reveals that relationships are not simply happy or unhappy, but in fact occupy a vast range of shades of gray. With anecdotes galore, and frank examinations of the struggles that come with growing older with a committed partner, Havrilesky offers extremely relatable commentary that will resonate with anyone who has been both frustrated and overjoyed with their life partner, all in the course of a day.