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Side of Marriage Many Ignore: It's a lot of Work

From the Show: HER
Summary: Is it possible to love someone, yet still dream of your past single life?
Air Date: 8/20/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Ada Calhoun, Journalist
Ada CalhounJournalist Ada Calhoun is the author of the narrative history, St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street (W.W. Norton & Co., November 2015), one of "the most compelling nonfiction titles set to arrive in bookstores between now and December."

In a starred review, Kirkus calls it "An illuminating stroll through the decades of one of the most culturally significant streets in America...engagingly personal...revelatory."

She has written for the New York Times, TNew Republic, Time, New York, NewYorker.com, Billboard, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Country Living, and the Los Angeles Times.

She has also worked as a crime reporter on the New York Post's City Desk, an ASME-nominated editor-in-chief, a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, and a ghostwriter of seven books for major publishers, including four New York Times bestsellers.
  • Book Title: St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street
Side of Marriage Many Ignore: It's a lot of Work
Even though you love your partner, it may not be until after marriage that you realize it's possible to love and to be driven absolutely mad by the same person.

You may have come to realize this, but your newlywed friends who make overly naïve toasts on the their wedding day about how they will never fight, remain best friends, and will excel at marriage might be in for a little surprise.

In her NY Times piece, "The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give," Ada Calhoun explains that marriage is like a full-time job and requires work on both ends in order for it to truly succeed.

There will be times when you or your partner will fail at certain things, you will suffer occasionally, and fight more than you thought... but that doesn't mean your marriage is doomed, or over.

Why do so many people leave out that marriage is actually work?

Listen in as Calhoun shares excerpts from her article, as well as why many people leave out the fact that marriage is a full-time job.
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