An affair: the old fashioned way.

An affair: the old fashioned way.

If you read Dan Savage, you know that nowadays there are many options for those among us who want unconventional relationships. Things were different in the old days. People who had a hard time conforming with norms often allowed themselves to behave in destructive ways to meet their desires. Read of the scandalous 1913 affair of the married lady who kept her 17 year old lover in the attic for 10 years.

Think you’ll never re-marry?

Think you’ll never re-marry?
 I just came across this Boston Globe article by a man who has seen too many divorces in his life:

When I was born, my dad’s mom was already remarried to a divorced man, who became my grandpa. And my dad’s dad married a new woman – already divorced twice from the same man – who became my grandma; that pair are now divorced from each other. My mom’s parents also re-coupled with other divorced people…