Silda Wall Spitzer
NY's political sex scandals provoke discussion within couples

Every so often, says Marla Felcher, something happens that makes her realize again that she made a great choice of husband, lo these 29 years ago. One of those moments was the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal. "We talked about it, and realized we were really on the same page," says Felcher, a consumer advocate, author and teacher based in Cambridge, Mass. "These issues don't come up that often, and this gave us a chance to articulate them." What did the couple agree on? That the line Spitzer crossed with his secret life frequenting prostitutes was unforgivable. That neither of them would have been able to let the other off the hook in similar circumstances. That they...