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Why Be Married? For the Rituals of Home


Pull up a chair and visit with a happily married woman who truly appreciates the rituals of sharing a home… Today’s guest blogger is Jennifer Blair. Jennifer is a recovering codependent, perfectionist, and workaholic. Sound like anyone you know? Jennifer can help. She will be speaking, along with Barbara Sher and six others, at the Time for Me retreat on March 27 – 29, 2009...

Why Be Married? For the Ride


Today was a clear, autumn day in Pennsylvania. Perfect for a new experience. For the first time, I flew in a small, four-seater plane, a Cessna 172. In the pilot’s seat was my husband, now in possession of a pilot’s license after 40-some years of looking up at the sky and wishing. As a child, I had frequented airports and looked up, too, with my parents, who both flew until they had...

Why Be Married? To Become Yourself Fully


Here’s a blog post from a woman engaged for the first time in midlife on her surprising discovery.
It’s different when you have love in your life.
It wasn’t the money I was afraid of losing,
it was the opportunity to become who I really am.
It’s not possible to do that when you are
afraid all the time.

Why Be Married? For Protection Against Alzheimer’s


More evidence today that being married may protect us against Alzheimer’s Disease or a less serious loss of cognitive abilities. This comes from Krister Hakansson of Sweden in a report to the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease today. The study looks at more than 1,400 people in Finland over a 21-year period from middle-aged to over 65. Among those who carried a gene...

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Why Be Married? For the Name


Michael Buday and Diana Bijon wanted to share a last name: hers. On Monday, he finally got his new driver’s license with the name Michael Bijon. He sued the State of California–and got a change in the law–when they told him it would cost $350 and require court appearances to get a name change women can make for free. According to Reuters, only nine other states include this...

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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