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Chapter 35: Pseudo-Brinkmanship and the Sacrament of Marriage
Pseudo-Brinkmanship and the Sacrament of Marriage
Brinkmanship presents the prospect of two partners fighting for a greater share of the pie and, in the process, bringing each other to the brink of destruction. But what if one of the partners secretly wants the partnership to break?
Imagine a couple at loggerheads with each other. Both are committed to the marriage but want to bend their partner to their will. Sounds familiar? Well, now let's look at a variation, a sly one at that. One of the partners, say the husband, is secretly in a relationship outside the marriage. And he is looking for a pretext to break their marriage. The other partner is not seeking to exit the relationship, but ...