How I Replied When an Editor Asked Me to Review a Manuscript From My Ex-Spouse

editing“Sure, but I must disclose that 30 years ago I was married to one of the authors. She and I wrote a classic paper in which we argued that for mental health and physical health outcomes, getting a divorce would be preferable to stay in a bad marriage. We subsequently divorced. We are both happy now, and and get along, perhaps because we got divorce, but have both moved on with our lives. I would not be prejudiced, but I leave it up to you.”

So far, no response. But maybe I should decide for myself that 25 years post-divorce is a reasonable limit and take it on.