IT Managers in the UK Make Marriage Mistake


In addition to my work as a Marriage Educator, I have for 35 years been paid to advise managers in major corporations on how to improve employee performance. There’s a strong link between the two. When a company tries to get more or better performance at the expense of an employee’s marriage, it backfires. The latest to make this huge mistake? Those responsible for information...

Air Force Gets Married, Stays Married


Fascinating news today from the Air Force Times. While 10.5% of the adult civilian population is divorced, only 4.4% of Air Force officers and 7.3% of enlisted airmen are. Think it’s because they don’t bother to marry, given all that times away from home? That’s not it, according to author Erik Holmes. Airmen are more likely to be married, especially officers. 70.9% of Air Force...

Making a List and Thinking about Divorce


I heard today from yet another woman who found herself with a long list of unmet needs, divorced, and then found herself in the same position all over again after a few years with her next partner. It would be very easy in this position to conclude men are to blame, and they’re all alike. Some of the others I’ve known who reached this point decided after two rounds of this to live...

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 Environment


How green is your marriage? “Divorce breeds environmental degradation,” reports tomorrow’s business section in The Australian.. [A study on household energy use released by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts in June] found that despite the advent of airconditioners and plasma-screen TVs, the average energy consumption of each Australian household is not...

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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