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The high mileage marriage

Posted by BJ Roche  May 31, 2012 04:47 PM

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Click and Clack, the Car Talk Guys, got something started last weekend with a call from Dan:

Dan took a look at his family, with 5 brothers and sisters, and parents who've been married for more than 50 years and he drew this conclusion: People who keep their cars longer are less likely to get divorced.

This guy is on to something. It might relate to whether a partner is lower maintenance and what the customer satisfaction is overall on the original deal. How many times have you wanted to "trade your wife in for a new model"? Or have you ever considered a marriage "tune-up"?

Maybe, as the Sheryl Crow song goes:

It's not having what you want. It's wanting what you've got.

Read more about the theory over at the Car Talk site. It's worth a read for the comments.

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BJ Roche is a writer and teacher who lives in Western Massachusetts. She’s a senior lecturer in the Journalism Program at UMass Amherst, where she teaches writing, new media and More »

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