First comes love. Then comes marriage counseling. In this hilarious dissection of what thirteen couples counselors called a passionate, bi-polar relationship, James Braly charmingly chronicles his near-desperate mission to be the one person in his extensive family NOT to pass on the divorce gene. With one of New York City's sharpest wits, Braly dives head first into the story his own dysfunctional marriage and keeps you laughing as he goes. Braly has told his stories on NPR, published them in New York Press and performed them at The Moth. Life in a Marital Institution is presented one night only by Ars Nova.