Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Couples With Open Marriages

"Marriage as we know it is dying." So begins chapter one of therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson's new book The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels, which challenges readers to consider alternate marital agreements in a world where lovers live together without tying the knot, more couples are having children out of wedlock and about half of all marriages end in divorce. "Rather than continue to encourage people to cram themselves into an old model that isn't working for many -- about one out of two marriages ends in divorce -- we want to acknowledge what's already happening and encourage you to think about new ways to marry," the authors write. The book, which hit shelves in late September, offers up seven models of alternate marriages for modern couples to consider. Below, an adapted excerpt about open marriages.

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