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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...

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...

You Were My Sunshine

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We marry someone who fills our life with sunshine. It feels so good, we cannot help but sing—and say yes. Turn a few calendar pages, and suddenly, it’s a dark day. The sun is almost completely hidden by dark clouds that get our clothes wet and frizzle our hair. Worse yet, it’s the eighth dark day in a row. No tornadoes ripping the roof off. No hurricane knocking the trees over...

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Before You Ask for a Divorce

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I know from personal experience how overwhelming emotions can get when your marriage feels like it’s not working. Before you announce you’ve had it, try this. Make a list of the things you would do after you divorced, other than flirt or find a new sex partner, and do them for three months. Go out for dinner with your friends. Take a trip without your spouse. Learn to dance. Lose...

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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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