Okay, I could have added “sometimes” in the title.
Forget counseling: a new study in The Journal of Marriage and Family found that couples who have been married for more than 35 years and are over the age of 60 are more likely to change the subject rather than confront toxic topics in their relationship.
Forget counseling? Not only do the authors not say this is a good thing (the study did not include marital outcomes), they specifically suggest the research might help shape future approaches to marital therapy at older ages.
But why care? It’s just another gossipy piece of social science fluff that doesn’t reference the actual study, written to give NYT readers a harmless chuckle while they peruse the Sunday paper. Ha ha. Ick.