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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Best Marriages

The New York Times ran an interesting piece on marriage recently:

The notion that the best marriages are those that bring satisfaction to the individual may seem counterintuitive. After all, isn’t marriage supposed to be about putting the relationship first?

Not anymore. For centuries, marriage was viewed as an economic and social institution, and the emotional and intellectual needs of the spouses were secondary to the survival of the marriage itself. But in modern relationships, people are looking for a partnership, and they want partners who make their lives more interesting.

Read more here.


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One of my professors from my college years has been married three times. He told that the first time he married for love; the second time he married for sex; and the third time he married for money. He and his third wife have been married now for 20+ years.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Jan 12, 2011 5:02:53 PM

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