Day: October 24, 2011

“The Secret Lives of Wives” by Iris Krasnow

“The Secret Lives of Wives” by Iris Krasnow c.2011, Gotham Books $26.00 / $30.00 Canada 267 pages   By TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You saw them walking around town today. Everyone did, and they all smiled. They had to be seventy- or even eighty-something. He had a cane over one elbow and his other was crooked for her. She held tight to him as they walked and talked and when she looked at him, years melted away. They were so in love, and you wondered how they sustained it. How did they manage to stay together through everything that happens over decades of marriage? Wed for over 20 years, author Iris Krasnow thinks she knows.  In her new book “The Secret Lives of Wives,” she explains. When you’re a bride – particularly a first-time bride – nervous is normal. You love that guy you’re hitched to now, but what if marriage turns out to be a big mistake? If you married today for the first time, you’d have had plenty of time to consider things. Modern newlyweds are older than those of yesteryear, they’re more educated, and more affluent. What’s more, over 85% of us will marry at some time in our lives. So what keeps a couple together? The first thing, says Krasnow, is to “work on yourself” and to keep part of your identity separate from that of your...

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