12 Apr Liz Flock (Ep. 43): What’s love got to do with it?
Liz Flock is a reporter for the PBS NewsHour and the author of The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai. Liz showed up in Mumbai at the age of 21, with no friends, no job, and $100 in her pocket. The story follows three couples in Mumbai where globalization and a growing middle class are budding up against traditions of caste and religion, pitting a newfound sense of agency for many Indian women against a patriarchal system. These couples navigate issues such as mental health, infidelity, divorce, and even the proliferation of pornography. For Westerners, it’s an opportunity to question our hyper-individualistic natures and the pursuit of happiness as a singular goal. Liz and I have a broader discussion around love: Is a couple’s natural tendency a drift apart or a pull towards one another? Do we have a mismatch between our expectations and reality? And what lessons can we take from Liz’s eight year study on marriage?
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- Liz’s NYT article When Your Body Tells You What Your Brain Won’t
- Buy Liz’s Book
“Marriage is 10,000 dinners.”
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