Behavior: Spicing It Up

Risking marriage and dignity, we examine methods of...

Don't try to spice up your marriage. If you've got one maybe one and a half chili peppers on the Mexican menu of sex, just be happy with that. Because trying to spice up your marriage is one of the most depressing, sex-drive-suppressing experiences possible. Being assigned this story was the best form of birth control I have ever tried.

Perhaps I made things even worse by talking to my mother, who is a family therapist and therefore, I figured, must have great, sensible advice she doles out to struggling clients. I approached the subject gingerly. Mom did not. She...

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