"I have a pretty good marriage. It could be better. There are things about my husband that drive me crazy. Last spring he cut apart a frozen pig’s head with his compound miter saw in our basement. He needed the head to fit into a pot so that he could make pork stock. I’m no saint of a spouse, either. I hate French kissing, compulsively disagree and fake sleep when Dan vomits in the middle of the night. Dan also once threatened to punch my brother at a family reunion at a lodge in Maine. But in general we do O.K."
Her book based on the article comes out today, and looks rather amusing and heavy at the same time.
You can read the first chapter of the book here. The premise is that we're willing to work hard to be good at lots of things, so why not work at being good at marriage? I know I tend to take the people I love the most for granted. Who hasn't snapped at someone they love, knowing that he or she will still like you later just the same?
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