James J. Sexton is a divorce lawyer who has spent his career working with couples whose marriages are dissolving. He's learned a lot throughout the years about what sours a good marriage (or ends a relationship that's already in trouble), and now he's using that knowledge to help the rest of us. His new book is If You're In My Office It's Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together.
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Discussed in This Episode:
- Why people get married when the divorce statistics are so grim
- How we put more thought into our wedding than into our marriage
- Why you should figure out how you're going to communicate
- The little things are how we fall in love - and they're how we can fall out of love
- How switching to an open relationship mid-stream can cause problems
- How Facebook is a breeding ground for infidelity
- Why divorce lawyers call couples counselling "delaying the inevitable"
- How married partners with kids should emulate divorced couples
Our Upgrades of the Week
Every week we like to let you in on the upgrades we've made in our own lives. This week we talked about adding grains to your salad, fitting everything into your carry-on, and drawing while watching TV.