Love, Money, Sex, Cheating: The Real Stories of 10 Philly Marriages
An unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.
For better or worse, marriage looks a whole lot different than it used to. Couples are getting married older, they’re remarrying more, and they’re divorcing less. They’re living in different states, dating other people, blending families, and separating their money. On the following pages, 10 Philly couples let us peek into their marriages — and into their finances, living arrangements and sex lives — for an unfiltered, unvarnished look at what “till death do us part” means now.
“I think the most surprising thing for me is that I like sex. I never knew I liked it.” Read more here.
“I have no idea how much is in his account. I think he told me like a month ago, and I remember being like, oh, really? It was way more than I thought.” Read more here.
“My girlfriends are always like, ‘Did you decide yet?’ It’s like, no, we’re working on it.” Read more here.
Finally getting their parents’ blessing was like “pulling off the biggest heist.” Read more here.
“I know there’s no relief for Norma. I just pray that she dies a happy death.” Read more here.
“We have a very active Google calendar. And we are good at finding moments to hook up with people that don’t take time from the other.” Read more here.
“We try to see each other at least once every three months. I think it almost allows us to live really great lives, because we have to be present.” Read more here.
“I remember Peter called me from a conference and said, ‘Something’s wrong with my leg. It feels numb.’ ” Read more here.
“We were one-percenters. It’s kind of addictive at first … but then we started to lose ourselves in the process.” Read more here.
“I was mad at his family, because his family has a lot of adultery in it, so I was like, Oh, thanks a lot for giving me this dude. And I was mad at myself for knowing that and accepting him anyway.” Read more here.
Published as “Marriage Stories” in the April 2020 issue of Philadelphia magazine.