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Welcome to the Satisfaction blog, the ultimate resource on love, lust and life in the modern era. Peruse the articles written by our panel of experts for advice on all your burning questions (even the ones you were too afraid to ask).

"My wife has never slept with an escort. I want to get that out of the way up front. Since production began on Satisfaction early this year I have, believe it or not, been asked that question numerous times. If not outright, the implication from anyone curious enough to know what inspired me to write a show about a happily married couple losing sight of the meaning in their lives and exploring extramarital affairs is always clear: Did this happen to you? The truth is, I don’t have a simple answer as to what led me to create the series." - by Sean Jablonski, Creator/EP of USA's Satisfaction

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“Our job in a relationship is to make our partner feel special, fulfilled and loved, which is so much easier in the beginning. When you’re falling in love, you naturally want to do anything for this person.  You want to rip each other’s clothes off the second you see each other, until one day you don’t feel like having sex at all, and then you never talk about it. Ever.” - by Emily Morse

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“This is not what I had in mind when I separated from my wife: to flirt with another man’s wife as he watches us through binoculars—and if things go well, through their bedroom spy cam. On the other hand, in a long and difficult marriage like mine, it’s comforting to see another long-term couple’s sexual dissatisfaction up close. And I’d like to see more.” - by James Braly

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“What I’ve learned is that although challenging, marriage doesn’t always require “a lot of work” and can truthfully be so much less stressful when spouses resolve themselves to stay awake, alert and connected with the needs, desires and activities that are important to their mate.” - by Danine Manette

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“Somewhere down the line, it seems that…feminists got confused about the personal, intimate fight for happiness. Or, more likely, feminists didn’t forget, but mistakenly equated male privilege itself with personal fulfillment, failing to realize that men, though they certainly enjoy various benefits based on their privilege, may not have been quite as happy as women assumed.” - by Julie Zeilinger

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“At no point during the 5000-year history of marriage have people expected so much. Husbands and wives are not just partners in child rearing, they are also expected to be a primary source of emotional support and sexual gratification as well as be financial partners.” - by Ty Tashiro

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“Being happy but not happy enough, feeling satisfied but not passionate, having an enjoyable but predictable life – these are the complaints from the front lines of the modern American marriage.” - by Lori Gottlieb

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“What’s uncovered in the series doesn’t only focus on the issues of monogamy (is it defunct?) and marriage (does it have an expiration date?), but also prompts important philosophical questions: What if everyone looking for the Have-It-All lifestyle is chasing all the wrong things? What if the having it all outside isn't enough to feel fulfilled inside?” - by Charles J Orlando 

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“This lie that a relationship equals completeness is perhaps more damaging for people in relationships.  If a relationship is supposed to satisfy your every need, then what does it mean when you’re in a relationship and you’re not feeling satisfied?” - by Amber Madison 

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“The desire for novelty is common and fulfillment of that desire is important. Studies show that people are happier when they have regular new experiences. This creates a bit of a conundrum for married couples, since, by definition, marriage is about monogamy and forsaking all others, ‘til death do you part.” - by Evan MarcKatz

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