The Way We Really Were: Joyce Maynard on Divorce

For 17 years, when Joyce Maynard told the story of her divorce, she always made her ex the bad guy. But as she neared 50, she was finally able to admit her own part in the marriage’s demise

By Joyce Maynard
This essay is excerpted from the anthology The Honeymoon’s Over (Warner Books, February 2007), edited by Andrea Chapin and Sally Wofford-Girand. Joyce Maynard’s latest book is Internal Combustion: The Story of a Marriage and a Murder in the Motor City.Pre-Order The Honeymoon’s Over Purchase Internal Combustion Originally published in MORE magazine, December 2006/January 2007.

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