Why Marriage Matters http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1908243,00.html (The Well / Cover Story)
Buffeted by affairs and ennui, the intact, two-parent family is under assault. What America needs to get over its commitment issues. (Hint: it isn't love) TIME.com (see TIME, 7/13/2009 edition).
Essayist Caitlin Flanagan has written a compelling and accurate analysis of the hardship created when marriages end. Her quoting of the late writer Leonard Michaels could not have been more poignant . The quote " Adultery is not about sex or romance. Ultimately, it is about how little we mean to one another." How sad .
As you know, the news has been driven with stories of Infidelity. South Carolina Governor and presidential wanna be Mark Sanford emails to his Argentine lover blanketed last week's news.The week before Nevada Senator John Ensign confessed he violated his vows of marriage. Presidential Candidate John Edwards, Former New York Attorney General Mark Spitzer , and TV star Jon Gosselin of Jon and Kate plus 8 have all cheated on their wives and destroyed a part of their children's future. They have unnecessarily hobbled their children emotionally. No doubt about it.
Caitlin Flanagan has written an uncomfortable but accurate essay on the impact of adultery and single parent child rearing on children and you should read it. Grab this week's TIME and read Ms.Flanagan's essay and join the national conversation about how we overcome the epidemic of infidelity.