ArchiveOctober 2011

Why Be Married? Because Love Happens All the Time, Everywhere

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Yesterday, the New York Times published Mona Simpson’s eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs. I just have to reprint a few really important quotes from it today. Steve was like a girl in the amount of time he spent talking about love. Love was his supreme virtue, his god of gods. He tracked and worried about the romantic lives of the people working with him. I remember when he phoned the day...

Why Be Married? For the Hot Water

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As you might have heard, the northeastern U.S. got hit with a record-breaking October snowstorm yesterday. We were right in its path. And even though I usually overprepare for hurricanes, I didn’t do much about this freak storm, because I was supposed to pick up my mother at the airport. Instead of preparing the house, I was digging out my car. Online weather reports kept telling me it was...

May Your Marriage Be Full of Laughter

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May these vows and this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day a day in paradise. May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter. May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcomes the moon...

10 Bogus Excuses for a Crappy Marriage

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Here they are, ten really lousy excuses for the two of you drifting off to an “irreconcilable differences” divorce. 1. My Husband (or Wife) Won’t Let Me Really? You feel free to decide whether or not to stick to those vows you made, but you have surrendered the decision to take a job you want, sport a different hairstyle, try skydiving, or meet your friends after work? Find a...

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What Twitter Can Tell You About Marriage

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On Twitter, where I am known as @married, I created an Enjoy Being Married list of Tweeters with good stuff to say about being married. Here are just ten of the tweets from the Enjoy Being Married list today. @smartmarriages Want a surplus of sex? Create a Surplus of Positivity. tinyurl.com/3kaejo5 #marriage @relationshipsca How To Save A Marriage From Unemployment Woes ow.ly/7akrS...

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I am a widow who got it right the second time. I have been sharing here since February 14, 2006 what I learned from that experience and from positive psychology, marriage research, and my training as a marriage educator.

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