Medicine: Honeymooners, Beware

The wrong way to begin a marriage is with a honeymoon. So says British Psychiatrist (and Member of Parliament) Reginald Bennett in The Practitioner: "The honeymoon is an ordeal. More often than not it is a ghastly disappointment, and one whose personal humiliations no excuses ... can mitigate. All too often the girl, if she had been a good girl has lacked any semblance of learning in what to expect ... The naughty girl has gradually learned through experiment. So the wages of sin is serenity and the wages of virtue—shock, plus a married life endangered from the start . ._...

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