201910.25
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How an Almost-Divorce Kept Them Together

How an Almost-Divorce Kept Them Together

Ann Leary’s 2013 essay explored a ‘crisis’ in her marriage to the actor Denis Leary. They just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

In the 2013 Modern Love essayRallying to Keep the Game Alive,”Ann Leary’s marriage to her husband, the actor Denis Leary, was on the rocks. They felt like competitors instead of partners, and couples counseling didn’t seem to be helping.
Headed for divorce, they suddenly found a path forward together, and Ms. Leary learned two lessons in love along the way.
1) Deciding to get divorced can be the key to staying married.
2) How you play tennis with each other matters. A lot.
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