Two Open Marriages
Miles has always known his parents living under the same roof, each other’s dearest mooring in the world. As the youngest, he has been the most comfortable with our unconventional arrangement because he never knew anything different. He doesn’t know the dissonance my wife and I have long struggled with, having married according to a traditional template before creating this new one.
Originally appeared in The New York Times in January 10, 2020 (Art by Brian Rea). Podcast published June 30, 2021, read by Edoardo Ballerini. Adapted for Modern Love (Amsterdam) (“Glass Heart”), in Dutch with English subtitles, available on Amazon Prime.