Tales of romance and regret.
The Atlantic Crossword
Brian Cox HBO's "Succession" reads an essay about a father grappling with how to protect his child, but also let her live her life. What if you had to pretend your partner was a stranger for a day? Would you fall in love again? This Valentine's Day, we're bringing you an episode made up of Tiny Love Stories — stories told in no more than words. Love is about trust. But have you ever been tempted to breach that trust?
The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. Of all the people who get married, only three in 10 remain in healthy, happy marriages, as the psychologist Ty Tashiro points out in his book The Science of Happily Ever After , which was published earlier this year. Social scientists first started studying marriages by observing them in action in the s in response to a crisis: Married couples were divorcing at unprecedented rates.