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In 'Listen To The Marriage,' A Case For Spending Time In The Counselor's Office

John Jay Osborn, author of The Paper Chase, has a new novel — this one based on the four years when he and his wife attended (successful) marriage counseling.
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John Jay Osborn is a screenwriter and novelist who often mines his own life for material.

In 1970, he based the book The Paper Chase on his time in law school — he is also a law professor. His new novel is based on an experience he and his wife had together over 30 years ago: They went to marriage counseling.

"And it was a life-changing experience," Osborn says in an interview. "It made our life together so much better. And we went to her for four years. And at the end of four years, she said, 'You know, guys, I'm sorry, but this is it, you know. This isn't designed to go on for your whole marriage.

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