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Stories About Marriage and Other Relationships

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Stories We Live By

Stories We Live By


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In many aspects of our lives we share stories with other human beings and no where is the sharing more intense than in long term commitments such as marriage, partnering and other similar interactions. We will analyze marriage from a number of issues common to most if not all long term commited relationships. We wii discuss love, need, sex, power and money and how they shape and are shaped by shared stories. We will look at these relationships from the lens of the "I" "You" and "Us" and how these "entities" shift and change over the course of long intimate interactions. It is important to  discuss how the stories of parents and in-laws as well as the emerging stories of children effect marriages and partnerings. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we will examine the inevitable conflicts that exist in all marriages and the type of politics used to resolve these conflicts.