In Sunday’s New York Times Op-Ed Maureen asks ” how do you avoid a relationship where you end up saying, “The man who I was living with, I just didn’t know who he was” — as Brinkley did in court when talking about her husband’s $3,000-a-month Internet porn and swinger site habit? (Not to mention the 18-year-old mistress/assistant)”.
To answer her own question she interviewed Father Pat Connor, a 79-year-old Catholic priest born in Australia and based in Bordentown, N.J. He has spent his celibate life — including nine years as a missionary in India — mulling connubial bliss. His decades of marriage counseling led him to distill some “mostly common sense” advice about how to dodge mates who would maul your happiness.
For 40 years Father Connor has been giving a lecture — “Whom Not to Marry. To read his sage advice click here.