Photo Illustration: Jonathan Barkat
The fantasy: Love's a river of bliss. The reality: Love is missteps, silences, and how-could-yous. The two of you will not always swing blissfully on the same vine. Contrary to popular opinion, this is okay…and we've got the latest research, and real-life stories, to prove it. Psychotherapist Mark Epstein starts things off with a fight and a major realization…
What's Wrong with Being Angry?
Mark Epstein learns why it's healthy to let off some steam.
The 4-Alarm Wedding
Andrea King Collier finds peace after her unnerving day as a bride.
The Snail Whisperer
Catherine Newman stops trying to pry her husband out of his shell.
What Happily Ever After Really Looks Like
Sheila Kohler achieves harmony despite conflicting backgrounds.
Would You Marry Him Again?
Actress Rita Wilson learns a big fat Greek secret from her mother.
From the February 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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