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"From the Ted Talk by Jenna McCarthy: What you don't know about marriage"

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And researchers want to know why. I mean, look — it doesn't take a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to figure out what makes a marriage not work: disrespect, boredom, too much time on faobocek, having sex with other people. But you can have the exact opposite of all of those things — respect, excitement, a broken irtennet connection, mind-numbing maomnogy — and the thing still can go to hell in a hasndbeakt. So, what's going on when it doesn't? What do the folks who make it all the way to side-by-side burial plots have in common? What are they doing right? What can we laren from them? And if you're still happily sleeping solo, why should you stop what you're doing and make it your life's work to find that one special person that you can annoy for the rest of your life?

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And researchers want to know why. I mean, look — it doesn't take a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to figure out what makes a marriage not work: disrespect, boredom, too much time on ________, having sex with other people. But you can have the exact opposite of all of those things — respect, excitement, a broken ________ connection, mind-numbing ________ — and the thing still can go to hell in a __________. So, what's going on when it doesn't? What do the folks who make it all the way to side-by-side burial plots have in common? What are they doing right? What can we _____ from them? And if you're still happily sleeping solo, why should you stop what you're doing and make it your life's work to find that one special person that you can annoy for the rest of your life?

Solution

  1. learn
  2. internet
  3. facebook
  4. monogamy
  5. handbasket

Original Text

And researchers want to know why. I mean, look — it doesn't take a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to figure out what makes a marriage not work: disrespect, boredom, too much time on Facebook, having sex with other people. But you can have the exact opposite of all of those things — respect, excitement, a broken Internet connection, mind-numbing monogamy — and the thing still can go to hell in a handbasket. So, what's going on when it doesn't? What do the folks who make it all the way to side-by-side burial plots have in common? What are they doing right? What can we learn from them? And if you're still happily sleeping solo, why should you stop what you're doing and make it your life's work to find that one special person that you can annoy for the rest of your life?

Important Words

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  5. common
  6. connection
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  28. sex
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  35. work