Playlisted Happily Ever After (or at Least Darn Close) To paraphrase Tolstoy, all marriages are alike, but each unhappy marriage is different in its own way. By Staff Whether your partnership needs a reset, a better sense of humor, or a full overhaul, taken as a collection these listens have something to offer each unique set of challenges.All titles featured are included in the Audible Plus Catalog. 01 How Not To F*ck Up Your Marriage Too Bad stop Principles By Stephen Marche Narrated by Stephen Marche 00:00 05:00 Update RequiredTo play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. A follow-up to Canadian journalist Stephen Marche’s brutally honest deep dive into the challenges of parenting — How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad — HNTFUYMTB turns its research and critical lens to other fertile familial ground: the union of two souls, till death (or divorce) do them part. 02 The Enlightened Marriage stop Principles By Jed Diamond PhD Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright 00:00 05:00 Update RequiredTo play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The popular saying is, first comes love, then comes marriage. But all too often, baby carriage or no, the next “then” is divorce. Author Jed Diamond says that’s because people don’t find their way from the “disillusionment” phase of coupledom into the stage of real, lasting love. He also has a great sense of humor. We'll be borrowing, and frequently employing, his term “menopause” from this day forward. 03 The Brutal Truth About Relationships stop Principles By Sylvie Quinn Narrated by Samantha Prescott 00:00 05:00 Update RequiredTo play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. You might think you can’t handle the truth, but this short listen from Thought Catalog would argue that if you want your relationship to survive, brutal honesty is the only way forward. Fortunately, narrator Samantha Prescott’s human approach to bringing this piece to life makes its “come to Jesus” aspect feel like you’re sitting with a good friend who’s ready to tell you like it is, albeit it with a side of empathy. 04 A Marriage Made in Heaven stop Principles By Erma Bombeck Narrated by C. M. Hebert 00:00 05:00 Update RequiredTo play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The subtitle of this one says it all. Really, sometimes the secret to staying together is a hefty sense of humor — and a lack of wherewithal to leave your partner. And Erma Bombeck would have known. The legendary humorist wrote this one from the perspective of 43 years of marriage (yes, to the same man). Recommended The Best Black Audiobook Narrators to Listen To Right Now Escape From Our Echo Chambers Starts With Listening Greatness Claire Adam's Debut Novel 'Golden Child' Shows That No Person Is An Island, Even When Living On One 7 Ways You Can Enjoy The Baby-Sitters Club Up Next The 10 Best Neil Gaiman Listens of All Time Whether you're a longtime devotee or a new fan looking for where to start, these are the best Neil Gaiman books for every listener.