Here's How To Marry The Right Person

Be prepared to ask 'in what ways are you most mad?'

Here's a lovely new splash of hopeful pessimism from Alain de Botton's School of Life tackling the misguided myths and hopes that we often bring to marriages — and how doing so can be harmful.

Why "hopeful pessimism?" Because de Botton realizes, as philosophers did before him, that much of human unhappiness comes from an inability to fully understand the complex motivations behind our desires. A relaxing of expectations brings a kind of hopefulness.

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