Abby Ellin regularly writes the "Vows" column for the New York Times, and previously wrote the "Preludes" column for that newspaper about young people and money. Her work has appeared in a range of publications, including Time, Marie Claire, More, Self and Glamour. She is the author of Teenage Waistland, but her greatest claim to fame is naming “Karamel Sutra” ice cream for Ben and Jerry's.

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Benjamin Patton, a grandson of the legendary general, teaches veterans about narrative and “how to use it in service of their illness.” Abby Ellin reports.

A new report says the golf star may enter an Arizona rehab clinic for “sexual compulsion.” Abby Ellin on the science behind a controversial disorder—and why there’s little chance he’ll be cured.

As a way to shore up their union, badly shaken in the wake of his adultery scandals, Tiger Woods reportedly wants his wife, Elin, to have another baby. Marriage experts, however, warn it’s a horrible idea.

It’s the question many have been asking this week: Why would a man with everything, including a drop-dead gorgeous wife, still feel the need to cheat? The Daily Beast puts Tiger Woods (and all men) on the couch, as a half-dozen psychologists give him a proper head-shrinking, Freud-style.

A year ago, when the financial system melted down, many predicted that Wall Street’s cash-fueled relationships would, too. But a funny thing happened on the way to divorce court: Love won over.

Amid the King of Pop's memorial-service hoopla, I can now share the strange, decade-old story of my dinner with the Gloved One. An evening that included unexpected guests (Cory Booker? Judith Regan?), a secret message in one of his songs and a superstar yelping, howling, bawling into his linen napkin.

First came traditional marriage. Then, gay marriage. Now, there's a movement combining both—simultaneously. Abby Ellin visits the next frontier of nuptials: the "triad."