Ep 65: Marriage and the Art of Living Together

We have heard these kind of stories a million times. I’m not understood. He doesn’t listen. She spends too much money. I think I married the wrong person. How could she betray me?

Are these midlife crises? Are they fatal flaws or are they a rough patch? On this week’s episode we meet Daphne De Marneffe, the author of “The Rough Patch:¬†Marriage and the Art of Living Together.” She takes us through some of the major stressors of marriage like money and sex, and offers tips for couples who might be going through rough patches or want to avoid them.

Daphne is a licensed clinical psychologist offering psychotherapy to couples and individuals. She has a Bachelors degree from Harvard and a PhD in clinical psychology. As Roxanne puts it: “Her book provides, with courage and compassion, one of the best discussions, enlightenment and thought on marriage that I have read.”

Also in this episode, we hear from the patrons of RJ Julia who share what’s on their nightstand.

Books in this episode:

The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together by Daphne De Marneffe

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani

The Daughter’s Almanac by Katharine Whitcomb

Attachment by John Bowlby

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Water Works by Tanya Karen Gough

 

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