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05/19/2014 02:06 pm ET Updated May 19, 2014

The Semi-Happy Marriage: Author Pamela Haag Explains Why It's So Common, and How to Avoid Being a Statistic

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an age when divorce is increasingly common, the lucky couples who do stay together aren't enjoying fairy-tale romance; more often, their unions are enduring but lukewarm at best. Can we really call that a win? After surveying 1,879 married (and formerly married) people online (and 50 in person) about what's really going on behind closed doors, Pamela Haag wrote Marriage Confidential: Love in the Post-Romantic Age to bring these private struggles faced by so many Americans to light. Here's what you can learn from them—and how you can avoid becoming one of them.

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