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Assume Love will be offline for a while between 11 pm EDT Tuesday (6/15/2010) and 9 am EDT Wednesday (6/17/2010). Time for a bit of maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Assume Love for Marketers and Business Owners


Seth Godin says this morning to his huge tribe of business owners and marketers: “The next time you’re sure someone is angry with you, perhaps it’s worth considering that you might be mistaken.” It is, whether it’s a business contact or a spouse. But how do you tell if you’re mistaken? You start from an assumption about the person and test their behavior...

What Else Seinfeld’s The Marriage Ref Gets Wrong


Tom Papa, “The Marriage Ref” on Jerry Seinfeld’s show by this name, is definitely no marriage educator. He’s a comedian, and a lot funnier than I will ever be. So he’s going to make jokes about marriage issues. And I am going to ask, “How could these people enjoy being married a bit more?” Earlier, I talked about the folks on the teaser episode who argued...

Why Assume Love and Expect Love? For Your Own Happiness


This blog gets cross-posted in my Facebook Notes, where I was asked an interesting question this morning (well, morning for me, afternoon for David, who asked): Hey Patty, I get Assume Love, but what about expect love. Isn’t that the opposite? Assume love is taking the onus on yourself while expect love is waiting for someone else to give it. Or am I reading too much into this? This is such...

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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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