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q: I watch the MTV show Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica a lot. What do you think of this reality show about Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's marriage? Is It harmless?
a: Harmless for whom? The first couple years of marriage can be the hardest of all. I can t imagine what the stress of having cameras catching every selfish argument and awkward moment would do to newlyweds. I 'can't help but think that the show is extremely unhealthy for Nick and Jessica's relationship.
But how does it affect us? Well, the show does reveal two positive truths about marriage. First, it destroys the myth that marriage--even between two beautiful and rich people--is au about bliss, …