The problem with everlasting love is that it often ain't. Shania Twain's 2003 hit "Forever and for Always," for example, should have been called "For Roughly a Few More Years," because that's how long she and her husband - Mutt Lange, the song's cowriter - stayed together.
But take heart: There are ways to get lovers to stay. Every month, Cosmopolitan lists 101 or so. Here's another.
M. Spaff Sumsion: Lyrics, wrangling.
Mercy Malick: Lead and backing vocals, vamping.
Bob Emmet: Steel guitar, recording, gerrymandering.
Robert Lund: All other instruments, backing vocals, mixing, massaging to a happy ending.
Happy Valentine's Day. If you survive that long.