Love in the time of . . . listmaking

In the third essay in our new Magazine and podcast series, Love in the Time of . . . Irish author Kathleen MacMahon considers the compromises that help to create a happy marriage

13th September, 2020
Love in the time of . . . listmaking
Kathleen MacMahon, author, on marriage: ‘Eliminating each other’s faults is a race to the bottom.’ Photo: Fergal Phillips

“You see, that’s one of the things I love about you,” my husband said, as I produced a small piece of dried-out brie wrapped in tinfoil from the recesses of the fridge.

“Hang on,” I said. “Is this really one of the things you love about me, or one of the things you actually don’t love?”

It was as I had feared. “It’s one of...

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