Subhash Puri expands on the statistic that, while 50 percent of partnerships end in physical separation, an estimated additional 40 percent end in "silent separations," in which partners live together without communication and without physical or emotional intimacy. In order to fix this, Puri introduces 11 major personality flaws that contribute to strained relationships and encourages readers to examine them in order to accept their own faults and those of their spouses. Silent Separations shows that changing personalities may be difficult, but it’s necessary for those who wish to save their marriage from completely breaking apart.
Richard Cooper (Chris Rock) has it all: a beautiful wife, two wonderful children and a well-paying career. The problem? He’s bored out of his mind. The main culprit, according to Richard, is that his wife is no longer willing to have sex, leaving him to fantasize endlessly about every female creature he encounters. While all men may fantasize, the true test of his marriage occurs when an old (and extremely attractive) friend reappears and shows him the attention he’s been craving, tempting him in torturous ways that force him to decide if he truly loves his wife. Although some cheesy slap-stick humor ensues, the real Rock is able to shine through this "more serious" script with some truly funny scenes that will no doubt have your wife smacking you for laughing at them.
As is often the case with critics today, the temptation to lampoon Modest Mouse’s follow up to their successful Good News for People Who Love Bad Music is inevitable; as their title suggests, indie bands are often killed by their critics even before they truly die. Fortunately, for Modest Mouse, their second attempt at commercial success just might be possible with their first single "Dashboard," a quirky, melodic song that’s reminiscent of their first major hit "Float On." While We Were Dead may hold some disappointment for some OG Modest Mouse fans, most will be happy with this solid follow-up album.