Shedding light primarily on the obvious and the pat, the nationally syndicated columnist answers readers' questions about jealousy, ""transparency,"" sex, money, holiness, etc., in marriage. ""In a good marriage, the predominant spirit is not 'What will you do for me?' but 'What can I do for you?'"" Many of the prescriptions are by now stale medicine (""I do not believe that premarital sex can be sex at its best""), and many of the letters are liberally doused with just the right sort of mindless vulnerability (""I'm engaged to this boy whose father is a millionaire and lately I've been noticing some things""). Shedd is so convinced that his thoughts are pure poetry that occasionally he corsets his flat prose in verse form: ""Fun is anything a couple does/which they both enjoy/ which contributes to their well being. . . ."" For beginning readers only.