Valentine’s Day is upon us, when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of merchandise. Couples are gleefully gifting each other with baubles and bullion this boom year, and De Beers is De Runk with profits.
Yet according to the self-help books and the love gurus, there is a malaise in many relationships today, and it’s hard to disagree with them when the average romance has the half life—and the budget—of a Kevin Costner movie.
The cure, according to the “Men Are From Mars, Women Buy My Books” crowd, is hard work. If you want a relationship to last, you better be prepared to work at it—till death do you part.