Infidelity Keeps Us Together

July 5th, 2011

It was Woody Allen who said that "marriage was the end of hope." To what extent was he right, particularly in the context of our ongoing sexual development? Do we know when we get married, usually early in life, where our fantasies and our desires will take us? And will our partner be the one to keep up, to fulfill those needs? And how can we square this with a genuine concern for kids and family?

All of these issues around monogamy are part of the much talked about Cover Story in this past Sunday's N.Y. Times Magazine entitled Married with Infidelities, by N.Y. Time religion columnist and contributing writer Mark Oppenheimer. My conversation with Mark Oppenheimer: