In his new book, the columnist advises “Ask Polly”. Veras Gavrilski shares the details of her relationship with her husband, highlighting what “modern marriage” really looks like. She’s not afraid to talk about the aggravations, conflicts, and harsh compromises that often result from marriage, and she’s recently flared up for calling her husband a “smelly pile of lingerie,” among other nicknames. But through all the stumbling and difficult times Gavrileski still insists that marriage can be glorious. And if we can learn not to notice the little things, we’re not crazy enough to dedicate our entire lives to one person. She joins us to discuss her new book, Foreverland: About the magic amount of marriage.
NY Times: Marriage requires amnesia “A wife is a blessing and a curse combined. How could it be otherwise? How is hatred not a natural result of sleeping so close to another person for years? ”
The New Yorker: Heather Gavrileski’s Guide to Preserving Married Life “Unlike many memoirs, which are subtly veiled advertisements by their authors,” Forever “from time to time expresses unflattering honesty not only about Bill but also about his author.”
InStyle: Hatred for a husband and wife is not a red flag, as you think “Marriage is made to break you. You will forget everything you knew before. You will tremble under the weight of your own shortcomings. ”