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September Songs by Maggie Scarf
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Jan 06, 2009

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This book is a follow-up to Maggie Scarf's book of 20 or 30 years ago, "Intimate Partners", as she returns to some of the couples she interviewed at that time. Her goal this time is to look at marriages that have endured over time, and to see if people who have remained married for the long haul are generally happy with these relationships. There were some surprises in this book, to me, as the author recites research documenting that even those people who left unhappy marriages were no happier, or even less so, after leaving those relationships. For the most part, she found that those who stay in relationships generally are happier, and find the relationships increasingly fulfilling. Good news for many of us!!!

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