Behind Closed Doors? This Valentine’s Day, Maybe Not

Why a new genre — reality marriage lit — is here to stay

Zibby Owens
Moms Don’t Have Time to Write
5 min readFeb 13, 2022

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Lisa Taddeo’s brilliant New York Times essay, “My Real Love Language is Fear,” published on the eve of Valentine’s Day, is the final nail in the marital secrecy coffin.

It used to be sacrilegious to discuss the ins and outs of our marriages. And by “used…

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Zibby Owens
Moms Don’t Have Time to Write

Host of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. Author, Blank and Bookends. Co-founder Zibby Books publishing house and Zibby's Bookshop in Santa Monica. Mom of 4.