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Lake Bell and Ed Helms are an unhappily married couple in Bell’s 2017 film ‘I Do … Until I Don’t.’ (Courtesy of the Film Arcade)

Lake Bell Said She Did … Until She Didn’t

Unlike her pro-marriage movie ‘I Do … Until I Don’t,’ marriages that don’t last ‘until death’ can still have happy endings

“After 9 years together, 7 years married, 2 sparkling children … Scott and I are ending our marriage, but continuing our loving family. With respect and thoughtful guidance, we will continue to be parental comrades in arms and best friends for all of our days.”

“I’m not even just talking about couples therapy — I’m talking about singularly taking care of myself. Within a relationship, I think that’s a core difference between success and failure. Whether your therapy could maybe fall under the lines of self-care, yoga, meditation or just your hobbies that you still honor. I feel like it’s taking care of yourself singularly in order to be a unit.”

“It has a happy ending and it’s built that way and I always wanted it that way. I really wanted this story and investigation to end with hope, because I think ultimately as a previous unromantic, I was hoping deep down to be proven wrong.”

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Award-winning journalist, coauthor of “The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels,” mom, changing the narrative about older women

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