Friday, August 14, 2009

Wherein She Recommends You Read Something Someone Else Penned: Heresy!

The Matron found herself quite taken by Sandra Tsing Loh's lament on marriage. Good relationships do indeed take work. Thanks, darling (because sometimes, but not always, her husband reads this blog).

Such inconsistency constitutes grounds for divorce, she's certain!

Seriously -- a very thoughtful piece decrying the modern marriage.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I read this a while ago--Salon had a follow-up and there was a good discussion in the comments.

In the end, I think she takes how important her marriage is to her children very lightly.

Jocelyn said...

What good writing that article has. I wondered, as I read, if you've ever listened to Dan Savage's "Savage Love Cast" podcast? He's also a contributor sometimes to other shows on NPR, like "This American Life." Anyhow, his podcast is pretty down-and-in-it, in terms of language and questions about fetishes, kinks, etc....and I'm addicted to it. He is amazingly perceptive and adept at pointing out appropriate boundaries, especially in such stuff as how much booze is an okay amount to pour into your "servant"/lover's, er, heinie hole. And such. But, no, really, here's my point: he frequently asserts that there is no such thing as "the one" and that people are just NOT meant to choose a person and stick with him/her for THE EVER.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I think I'll keep working at mine. I rather like it that way. For now. And? The here and now? It's all any of us have anyway.


Anonymous said...

thanks Mary--I needed to read more thoughts on the impracticality of life-long unions. Otherwise its just me having lengthy discussions with myself. . .
Great article to muse on.