Lessons on Marriage From Five Spark-Filled Literary Pairings

From a Washington Post review by Charlotte Gordon of the book by Carmela Ciuraru titled “Lives of the Wives”:

Marriage. What to do about it? We marry, then instantly yearn for freedom. Scholars concur that marriage is a tricky business. Too often our unions are a “betrayal of our inner richness and complexity,” Phyllis Rose declared in her iconic book, “Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages” (1983). But wait, don’t file for divorce! Rose suggests that learning about other people’s relationships can help us save our own, offering us new possibilities about how to remain married and fulfilled.