“I related to how difficult it is to maintain balance on a daily basis. Some days you succeed at it, some days you don’t. And I related to the idea that the show she wrote was kind of a siren’s call. She had promised her husband that she was not going to work while they were trying to adopt a baby, and then she had an idea for a Broadway show. It rang true for me — when an idea comes, you have to follow it.
“The challenge that caused in her marriage was also something I related to, and had experienced myself. Julia has to please her husband, her writing partner, her teenage son, and herself. And isn’t that the challenge of women every day, trying to please everybody? And failing?
“I think the institution of marriage is a noble thing. I think the idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic. But now we’re living to 100. A hundred years ago, people were dying at age 37. Til death do us part was a much different deal.”
Yet Debra said she and her soon-to-be ex-husband are focused on what’s best for their son. Good for them! Do you agree with what’s implied in her statement about marriage, that it’s not realistic, in this day and age, to think it’s “forever”?
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