It's true that hectic schedules, high performance standards and other pressures of professional life make it especially difficult for lawyers to nurture their intimate relationships. Many remain single or find themselves single again in midlife. Others struggle along with disappointing marriages or other relationships, trying to make the best of their situations. An astonishing number attempt to bury their emotional pain with alcohol, extramarital affairs or the Washington, D.C., addiction of choice: more work.
Lawyers in romantic crisis who make it to the counseling office are the lucky ones. Many others end up as clients for other attorneys specializing in divorce. The incidence of divorce among lawyers is frightening -- the highest of any profession.
The "remain single" seems like the course for me.