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Why Be Married? For the Tacos


Yesterday afternoon, all I could think of was tacos. Nothing fancy, like our favorite Mexican restaurant serves, nor really spicy, like the wonderful new restaurant we found last month. Just simple, ground-beef tacos in pre-made taco shells, overflowing with shredded lettuce and salsa. But after I bought the ingredients, I had no energy to make them. So I asked my husband, and he said yes, and...

Why Be Married? To Be Someone’s Everything


Milton Rivera Manga started a poll this week in Linked In’s Harvard Business Review group. He’s received six responses so far, two from women, four from men. It’s an international, multi-ethnic group of people in high places.
Milton’s question: When you wake up in the morning, what are you grateful for? As usual, four out of four men responding are grateful for a wife.

Why Be Married? For the Fans


The San Diego Padres are up for sale, because John and Becky Moores are no longer willing to be married. Baseball’s rules require one controlling owner, and they don’t have enough assets to split them without violating this rule, except by selling the team. According to SignOnSanDiego, “The Moores met in high school history class in Texas and married in 1963. They have four...

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Why Be Married? For the Rituals of Home


Pull up a chair and visit with a happily married woman who truly appreciates the rituals of sharing a home… Today’s guest blogger is Jennifer Blair. Jennifer is a recovering codependent, perfectionist, and workaholic. Sound like anyone you know? Jennifer can help. She will be speaking, along with Barbara Sher and six others, at the Time for Me retreat on March 27 – 29, 2009...

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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