10/12/2011 02:51 pm ET Updated Dec 11, 2011

Jeffrey Eugenides, 'The Marriage Plot,' And Modern Love

The Book: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Why We Love It: Eugenides takes the love triangle of 19th century novels and reimagines it on an Ivy League campus in the 1980s, where a few late adolescents' awareness of feminism, changing sexual mores, divorce and prenups runs up against ingrained romantic ideals.

Eugenides gets modern love, and his book calls out the many relationship pitfalls classic literature just doesn't address.

Can you relate to the modern love dilemmas below?