The 12 Things Women Want in Bed
Dana Adam Shapiro interviewed divorcees around the country to discover what kills love and what cultivates it.
Almost four years ago, I set out across the country with an old tape recorder, looking to uncover the secrets about romantic love by interviewing hundreds of divorced people. I was 34 years old, a lot of my married friends were starting to break up and nobody was really saying why. When they announced their splits, I always felt like the naïve neighbor of the serial killer: He was so quiet, so nice. Six heads in the freezer — really?
The word “autopsy” comes from “autopsia,” ancient Greek for “to see for oneself.” To that end, I set out in search of corpses. I wanted to know what really goes on behind closed doors. I was looking for evidence, for proof. I needed to see for myself:
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