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I guess I do? Why ambivalence in a marriage is no bad thing

I'm ten years into my second marriage, and we've had plenty of good times. But it is weathering the storms that truly strengthens us

From champagne to real pain, a marriage is a mix of the good and bad. Illustration by Kate Hazel

My husband Erwyn and I have just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and it does feel like a significant achievement. It’s my second time around, which definitely makes me more inclined to put in effort. With my first marriage I thought a hint of a problem meant that we were not right for each other and should immediately decamp to new arrangements. Now I’ve learned that marriage—and probably any…

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