We Love the Boss

Every couple needs a passion for something outside its family. Ours is Bruce Springsteen

My husband and I have kept our wedding vows, but we haven't always played by the popular rules of marriage. We've gone to bed angry. We've bickered in front of the children. And we can't seem to swing the recommended monthly night out. So what keeps us together? Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. I exaggerate--but not much. Every couple needs a shared passion that doesn't involve their kids. For my parents, it's gardening. For our close friends, it's public service. For us, it's Springsteen.

Bruce doesn't know it, but his music--tender ballads, angry anthems, rowdy dance tunes--has sustained us...

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