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Looking for Married Couples Between the Ages of 20 and 32


Catie W. O’Neal from the University of Georgia is conducting a study of gender roles in marriage. Can you help her? She is looking for married couples. Both of you must complete the questionnaire. And both of you must be between 20 and 32 years old. The information you provide will be kept confidential. Her project has been approved by Dr. David W. Wright, Department of Child and Family...

March 27, 2011 – Celebrate Marriage


Sunday, March 27, 2011 is Black Marriage Day. Marriage will be celebrated in at least 300 communities nationwide, including Fayetteville, NC, Cleveland, OH, Dallas, TX, Milwaukee, WI, Richmond, VA, Boston, MA, and Los Angeles, CA. Don’t miss these events. Some are scheduled to begin on the 26th and some require reservations. Check them out now. If none is scheduled in your community...

Power of Two: Online Marriage Education


Did you ever play the “Tell Me My Spouse is Awful” game when something went wrong in your marriage? It’s the basis for the dreadful TV show, The Marriage Ref. You disagree, so you ask friends, even strangers, to decide who is “right.” Except neither of you is right. You just disagree. And disagreements with the most important person in your world are truly alarming...

Marriage is Definitely Not Obsolete


I invite you to an internet radio discussion tonight, November 23, 2010, at 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, about whether or not marriage is obsolete. Our host is Dr. Veronica Anderson, on her show, Wellness for the Real World. In a recent Time/Pew study of American adults, 39% said marriage is obsolete. I think they are wrong. Tune in. Speak up. Or listen to the recording later. This topic is...

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Alisa’s Husband’s Funeral


I love it! Alisa Bowman has produced a marvelous video about planning her husband’s funeral when her marriage hit bottom. Spoiler alert: Don’t read the rest just yet if you hate hearing how the movie ends before you watch it. Because you really should watch it. Since then, Alisa has resurrected her marriage. She calls her great adventure Project Happily Ever After. And she has written...

Patty Newbold

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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