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Go Meet Your Friends for a Beer!

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Agi Smith is interviewing folks going through divorce for the Huffington Post. Yesterday’s interview was with a NJ man who now must fly to another state every other weekend to maintain a relationship with his 10-year-old son. He says he absolutely, absolutely needs love in his life but oddly misses nothing about his marriage except what his son has lost. What he claims to like best about...

We Did Not Know Any Better

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From a disturbing report on All Things Considered, right before the start of this year’s Smart Marriages Conference: “Many of these parents are children of divorce — born in the early ’80s when divorce rates peaked. Today, these parents say they’d rather raise a child alone or with multiple partners than risk putting that child through a divorce.” I want to...

Amarillo, Columbus, NW Arkansas, & Richmond Marriage Boost

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Chik-fil-A does it again. The Marriage and Family Foundation, headed by Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy’s son Bubba Cathy, just changed the future for married folks again. This time, it will be in Amarillo, TX, Columbus, GA, Northwest Arkansas, and Richmond, VA. They surprised four pro-marriage groups with big grants, announcing them via a video stored on a digital camera mailed to each of...

Valentine’s Gift Idea for Couples

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How does this sound? Four to eight days in Orlando, Florida, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Four pools, a spa, golf, tennis, volleyball, walking trails, and on-site babysitting service. Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios close by. Plus a keynote by Five Love Languages author Gary Chapman. Another by Mars-Venus author John Gray. Michele Weiner-Davis‘ Divorce Busting Secrets...

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How to Feel Close Again – Quickly

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Thanks to the always informative Smart Marriages newsletter, I have a great link to share with you today, a downloadable version of the cover story in January’s Scientific American Mind.
Research shows some simple exercises can make you feel closer to just about anyone. I recommend you stick to trying them with your spouse.

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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