10/18/2011 10:54 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2011

Is A 'Good Enough' Marriage Good For The Children?

The Atlantic's current obsession with the alleged "decline of men" continues in the magazine's November issue with a cover story by Kate Bolick that begins with a sad summing-up of her own relationship status ("I am 39, with too many ex-boyfriends to count and, I am told, two grim-seeming options to face down: either stay single or settle for a ‘good enough' mate. At this point, certainly, falling in love and getting married may be less a matter of choice than a stroke of wild great luck.") and then meanders on into a long discussion of the future of marriage in man-challenged America.

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