Sunday, May 26, 2024

Chapter 22: Confronting the Sky Together

1. Wilson (1978), p. 148.

2. Holmberg (1969), p. 258.

3. “Is There Hope for the American Marriage?” Caitlin Flanagan Time, July 2, 2009.,8599,1908243,00.html.

4. These quotes from Druckerman were taken from a review of her book in The Observer, July 8, 2007.

5. Jaynes (1990), p. 67.

6. “What does marriage mean?” Dan Savage. In, July 17, 2004:

7. Squire quoted by Weiss in New York magazine: “The affairs of men: The trouble with sex and marriage.” May 18, 2008. Available here:

8. “Only You. And You. And You. Polyamory — relationships with multiple, mutually consenting partners — has a coming-out party.” By Jessica Bennett. Newsweek (Web Exclusive) July 29, 2009.

9. Hrdy (2001), p. 91.

10. “Scenes from a group marriage.” By Laird Harrison.


12. McElvaine (2001), p. 339.

13. Perel (2006), p. 192.

14. Gould (2000), pp. 29-31.

15. After all, in the 1970s, somebody bought nearly four million copies of Open Marriage, by Nena and George O’Neill.

16. Perel (2006), pp. 192-194.

17. Burnham and Phelan (2000), p. 195.

18. Perel (2006), p. 197.

19. Bergstrand and Blevins Williams (2000).

20. Easton and Liszt (1997).

21. You can hear the press conference at

22. We first learned of this striking sun/moon relation in Weil (1980), a fascinating book on the consciousness-altering potential of everything from solar eclipses to perfectly ripe mangoes.

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