Friday, December 4, 2009

Assorted Links


I likes this essay on marriage and the difficulty (and rewards) of long-term relationships. A bit says:
"I’ve never really believed that you just marry one day at the altar or before a justice of the peace. I believe that you become married — truly married — slowly, over time, through all the road-rage incidents and precolonoscopy enemas, all the small and large moments that you never expected to happen and certainly didn’t plan to endure. But then you do: you endure."
More here.

The economics of being Elin, Tiger Woods' wife.
We've all heard about the travails of Tiger Woods, his marriage, the gold club and Escalade, Elin, the wife, the club promoter and this is as good a time as any to say: et al., as the list seems to get edited (bigger) on a daily basis. The Daily Beast reports that Elin and Tiger sat at dinner to discuss a newly altered pre-nup. Some of the details are a shortening term of the prenup to "seven years, and ... a series of staggered payments could increase the total value to $75 million."

More here.

Tip of the hat to MR for the pointer.




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1 comment:

Nicki said...

-The Woods story is unbelievably big. I find it odd that we, as a collective, get so surprised when people we hold on a pedestal 'fall'.
-The Times piece on marriage was one of the best essays I've read this year. Thanks for posting it here. While it's more work to be in a relationship, it's also more 'worth' the effort to be in one than not.
-And another comment on the Tiger thing. I'm not surprised that they're now discussing the economics of the 'marriage'. I'm sure the Mrs. was aware of the fact that she married into money. A whole lot of it.