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Rabbinic Views On Love Before & After Marriage

Marc B. Shapiro writes: There is an interesting responsum of R Yair Hayyim Bacharach, Havot Yair, no. 60, that deals with a man and woman who were in love and get married despite the strong opposition of the woman’s father. … Continue reading

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Options = Instability

From the Chateau: A Chateau maxim as universal and relevant to life satisfaction as the famed CH aphorism Diversity + Proximity = War. The O=I theory was introduced in this original press post: Where you have options, you have trouble … Continue reading

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Love, Marriage & Orthodox Judaism

Marc B. Shapiro blogs: The Yated “translation” omits anything about R. Shulman and R. Sher’s daughter “falling in love.” This is because there is no such concept in the haredi world (and in traditional Jewish societies, in both the Ashkenazic … Continue reading

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Just how important is sex to a marriage’s success?

Economist: Ms Hicks and her colleagues found that although the frequency with which couples have sex does not have much correlation with how satisfied they claim to be with their partner, it correlates well with their automatic attitudes towards one … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin’s Pros And Cons Of Marriage

From the Chateau: Charles Darwin – yes, that guy – once drew up a pro and con list for getting married. His list is reprinted here, in readable format. The standard Chateau view of marriage is that it is a … Continue reading

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