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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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“It’s Not Marriage or Divorce that Matters So Much, But How We Attend to Our Relationships.”

March 1st, 2016

Episode 224 of 399 episodes

Interview: Wendy Paris. I met Wendy Paris because we’re in a non-fiction writers’ group together. This group, by the way, has the best name of all time: the Invisible Institute. Wendy writes about all sorts of interesting subjects in all sorts of impressive places, and her new book, Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well, is just about to hit the shelves. It’s a fascinating book that’s a memoir of her own divorce experience, an analysis of divorce in society, and a consideration of how the divorce process could be made more amicable. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask her about habits and happiness. Q: (Gretchen) You’ve done fascinating research about divorce. What’s the most significant thing you’ve concluded? A: (Wendy) We’re so worried about divorce—that it will damage our children forever, or destroy our lives. But what I’ve seen again and again during these past three years of research is that our actions and attitudes have a huge influence on how well our children do, how quickly we recuperate and the kind of relationship with our ex, our friends, and others, on the other side. We have far more control over our lives than we ... The post “It’s Not Marriage or Divorce that Matters So Much, But How We Attend to Our Relationships.” appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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