Modern Love
Modern Love
Dec 23, 2020
What the Silence Said
Play • 20 min

When Laura and her husband divorced after two decades of marriage, their “little Colorado mountain town” could barely tell. It was quiet compared to the dramatic natural disasters that were afflicting the area — like flooding and wildfires. There were no raised voices, no feelings of fury.

So why did they split? In the lead-up to their divorce, Laura had a revelation about what good love — the kind that will “survive life” — is supposed to sound like.

Featured stories:

  • “No Sound, No Fury, No Marriage," by Laura Pritchett
  • “Silence Is Its Own Answer," by Jennifer Byrne


Laura's story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

Checking In
Checking In
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Dude, Where’s My Sex Drive?
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By The Book
Stitcher & Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer
Bonus: Rafer Guzman
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