Issue #281 / April 2024

I’m from the UK but studying art in Antwerp. What is your favourite Belgian painting?


How would you say that a marriage is a good marriage and should not be terminated? I mean, what is fundamental in a couple to make them stay happily together? In other words, in your experience and view, what can we legitimately expect from a marriage?


Dear Marilynne and Cybele,

I have just landed in rainy Melbourne, temporarily wifeless and totally jetlagged, so please pardon my pithy reply! As far as I can see the secret to a successful and enduring marriage rests entirely upon both participants believing in, wishing for and working toward the good of the other. If you have that, mostly, all will be well.

Love, Nick



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