Anyone who has trouble making changes in life should read Gretchen Rubin’s book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. I subscribe to her newsletter, so I already knew that I am what she calls an Obliger....more
Reading about long-term relationships isn't always fun. Facebook fuels divorce. Tiger Woods and Jesse James are serial-cheating douchebags. Squeaky-clean Jon and Kate Gosselin turned out to be not-so-happy, not-so-in-love-with-their lives, fame-seeking trainwrecks. And, oh, man -- Melissa and Tammy just split after seven years. Everywhere I look in the media, I see lives actually torn asunder by the break-up of marriage or long-term cohabitation. And I ask myself: Is this what could happen to my beautiful life? Is that heartbreak inevitable in today's culture?