American society has branded marriage as an institution of love, and yet we cling to old-fashioned narratives about divorce. Astro Teller and Danielle Teller argue that this is harmful to individuals, couples — and society at large.

Philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio argues that the quest to be the perfect lover is a distinctly modern delusion — and that it erodes the very relationships we seek to strengthen. Here’s why we should forget about performance and instead seek a less than perfect union.

One researcher’s quest to surface and end discrimination against single people.

Esther Perel on the secret to sustaining desire.