Rich Robinson's father is black, his mother is white. They married during the civil rights movement, believing the whole nation was moving toward greater and greater integration.
A road trip can be a profound test of any relationship. It can save a marriage or destroy it.
Ira with Elizabeth Joseph, who is in a polygamous marriage with eight wives and one husband. She says polygamy is the ultimate feminist lifestyle.
In the early stages of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, there was a period when one of the questions raised by the whole affair had to do with monogamy. Around that time, Roy Romer, the Governor of Colorado and Chair of the Democratic Party, admitted that for 16 years he'd had a relationship with an aide that his wife and family knew about.
Chris and Sylvere, and how they tried to contain a marriage-threatening crush, and how difficult that is.
Ian Brown of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the normal struggle most people experience when they try to stay monogamous.
Richard Bausch reads his story Letter to the Lady of the House.
Linda Howard and Richard Bloom, in Boca Raton Florida, had been married years when she started flirting with another man.
Poet Donald Hall reads about his wife Jane Kenyon, who contracted leukemia, went through treatment, and died. His book is also called Without: Poems.
Will Powers — his real name — decided to try to use all the tools of modern brand marketing to sell himself to his own wife. It turned out to help their marriage.
Mary and Manfred Rauer have been married 22 years. He's a devout Christian, goes to church every week, reads the Bible every day, was head of his congregation.
The small town dilemma.
Writer Julie Showalter on her parents' romance.
Alix Spiegel tells the story of her friend Jayna, who made a Faustian bargain at 11 years old.
Fiction writer George Saunders reads his story "Offloading for Mrs Schwartz," from his book CivilWarLand in Bad Decline. It's the story of someone who can't get over the death of his ex-wife.
Scott Carrier's wife and mother-in-law insist that Scott's three-and-a-half year old daughter enroll in swimming classes.
Audio artist Jay Allison and writer Dan Robb present an audio montage on the moment Robb's parents divorced.
Sandra's father decides, at age 70, to take a Chinese wife.
The story of a woman whose husband lies to her compulsively. At some point, she starts to ask him questions that'll make him lie to her, just to amuse herself.
When Susan Bergman wrote a book about her family's experience, other gay men tried to explain her father's actions to her.
A talk with a father who's deceiving his own children.
Susan Bergman returns to read an excerpt from her book.