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After 35 years
together, a therapist
and a divorce lawyer
are writing a book
BY BETHANY RODGERS
David Bulitt is a divorce
lawyer; his wife, Julie, is
a family therapist.
JULIE BULITT HAS settled into the right
corner of her couch, legs crossed, her quick
laugh filled with the optimism of a family
therapist who eternally believes in second
chances. Her husband, David, is in the left
corner, legs also crossed, narrating the
couple’s life story with the orderly resolve
of a divorce attorney who has helped many
people sign on the dotted lines.
They’ve both chosen to wear turquoise
today. They didn’t mean to match, they say.
It was just a coincidence. Much like the
way they stumbled into each other’s lives
as University of Maryland undergrads, she
a freshman and he a senior. But most of
the Olney couple’s story—the family they
raised, the closeness they cultivated—has
been anything but happenstance.
Julie jokes that the secret to their strong
marriage has been her husband’s job as an
arguer-for-hire. “So when he comes home,