Monthly Archives: February 2012

Marriage Project, Day 21

Have you noticed one of the themes of this project: altruism. The fact that people who aren’t necessarily interested in marrying are psyched about the opportunity of marriage for those around them. Meet my guest for today’s Marriage Project:

My family collects pairs of … Read more

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Orient

We’d been left in the car — a common occurrence twenty-seven years ago — and he’d taken the keys, despite the cold, to run into the post office. From the front seat, I watched a bent old woman amble down the staircase, cross the sidewalk … Read more

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Marriage Project, Day 20

I cried my heart out at their wedding. Meet my guest for today’s Marriage Project:

I started writing letters to my husband when I was 8, hiding them in a box in my closet, sealing each letter in an envelope with the date. I … Read more

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Marriage Project, Day 19

The excitement in this story is palpable. I can’t read it without pleasure. Why would we ever discourage love? It’s right here. You can feel it. Meet my guest for today’s Marriage Project:

The almost 7 years that my partner and I have been … Read more

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Marriage Project, Day 18

One of the interesting things about this story is that a traditional view of marriage is not about gender or politics. There’s room for all of us. Meet my guest for today’s Marriage Project:

I met my spouse almost fifteen years ago. Well, met … Read more

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Marriage Project, Day 17

I didn’t know marriage was an exclusive country club when I got married the first time. It’s absurd now to think of the benefits we inherited for ten minutes in a judge’s chambers. (I didn’t even write my own vows. We were like automatons.) I Read more

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Silver

She had mentioned the charm bracelet thing a number of times over a period of months. I’d put the information in one of those random reusable file folders and somehow it slipped behind the desk with the rest of the assertions I find kind of … Read more

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Marriage Project, Day 16

There is so much here. About family. About love. Meet my guest for today’s Marriage Project:

Marriage equality is just too long overdue. American society has changed its thinking on many ideas once believed to be controversial – Women’s right to vote, marriage of

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Marriage Project, Day 15

It’s fair to say that I’m susceptible to beauty. And so this story hurt me. Meet my guest for today’s Marriage Project:

I am a naturalized Texan. A damn Yankee who found her home and heart in the most unlikely of places: Houston, Texas. … Read more

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Marriage Project, Day 14

This is the first story to mention the fact that being married feels different. It does. That’s the privilege, the feeling of being married, the thing we’ll never capture in civil unions and domestic partnerships. What’s being denied us is a status that other couples Read more

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