Here's a question for many of us to think about: how much fighting is normal in a marriage?
It's a question that's bound to provoke some deep thinking among couples. Maybe even some disagreement.
Maybe even a fight.
In any event, it's the focus of our Love Letter segment — an occasional series about love and relationships.
Paula Szuchman, co-author of "It's Not You, It's The Dishes: How to Minimize Conflict and Maximize Happiness in Your Relationship." She's digital director at WNYC and she tweets at @PaulaSzuchman.
- "I've been married for a little over five years and I'm starting to question whether the problems my husband and I have are "normal" relationship struggles or something more."
- "Many Americans say their jobs are stressful — we complain of too much to do in too little time, demanding bosses or difficult colleagues. But researcher Sarah Damaske wanted to know, objectively, is being at work any harder than being at home?"
- "For most men a nagging wife can be little more than an irritation, but the arguments and worries that stem from a demanding partner may actually be a health hazard."
This segment aired on May 23, 2014.