Dating other couples
A pretty high level of conflict, meanness, folly and disappointment are standard.They are part and parcel of good enough relationships.
In an abstract, light way we know that all couples have their troubles, but we need to see them for ourselves.
We’re acutely aware of our own times of rage, bitterness or sullen silence.
We know so well the intense frustration that builds around tiny things; the ways we hurt one another – not always entirely unintentionally.
This explains the value and importance of the work of the Canadian photographer Chloë Ellingson.
She has travelled around Toronto interviewing a succession of couples about the challenges that they face in their relationships.