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Is Yours a Great Marriage?

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Here’s a great quote from Jim Collins’ book Good to Great that applies even more to marriages than to the businesses he writes about: “Get involved in something that you care so much about that you want to make it the greatest it can possibly be, not because of what you will get, but just because it can be done.” Most of us start out this way, vowing to keep at it through...

Staying Married

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Sometimes, it seems it must be awfully difficult to keep a marriage going for very long. After all, for every two couples marrying in the U.S. each year, another couple gets divorced. But it’s really not true caring for each other as long as we vow rests on anything as random as a coin toss. Saturday, in London’s Westminster Cathedral, 700 couples married for ten years or more renewed...

Why Be Married? To Get into the Guiness Book of World Records

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Sydney, Australia set the record at 272 last September, but Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania smashed it this weekend. Which record? The number of married couples simultaneously renewing their wedding vows. To help celebrate Pittsburgh’s 250th birthday and their love for each other, approximately 750 couples gathered in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Music Hall on February 10th for the celebration...

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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