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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Marriage & Family

Dec 2014

A Country Called Childhood, by Jay Griffiths

Her book is both... a quixotic slippage into wistfulness, and also an exegesis of freedom, a panegyric to heedless ways.

Dec 2014

Far from the Tree

Love is ideally present unconditionally throughout the relationship between a parent and a child. But acceptance is something that takes time.

May 2014

The Stolen Generations

The fact that so many Indigenous children continue to be taken into care is deeply concerning – but there are no simple answers.

May 2014

Welcome to My Modern Family

My persistent dark fantasy was that I would have children and wouldn't like them and would be stuck with them for the rest of my life.

Apr 2014

Honey Maid and the Business of Love

Andrew Solomon looks at Honey Maid's new radical ad campaign and how the company responded to the negative reactions it sparked.

Mar 2014

Gay Marriage Has Changed How Others Treat Us

I cannot pretend that our life is the same and I cannot pretend that my children will never face prejudice, but I do feel, in both countries now, that we are being given ...

Jan 2014

Under Pressure

Review of ‘All Joy and No Fun,’ by Jennifer Senior.

Jun 2013

Falling in Love with Marriage

This fresh social justice is infusing the very air, and I am breathing it as though it were a new oxygen.

Apr 2013

One Mother Lost Both Her Children in Boston

The spectacle of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar is in many ways odious, but the spectacle of their mother is heartbreaking.

Apr 2013

Medical Progress, Social Progress, and Legal Regression

Choice strengthens families no matter what choice they make.