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Do You Have What It Takes To Make A Marriage Last?

We all hear lots of yackity-yack about the divorce rate today, but the reality is that the divorce rate has been declining since it’s peak in the 1980’s. (Yay! Back then it was at 50 percent and today it’s down to 41 percent.) So….are we getting better are relationships and commitment? Are we less selfish and […]

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Nagging: The Marriage Killer

Yesterday there was a really interesting article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Meet The Marriage Killer.” What’s this killer, you ask? It’s not money problems or infidelity…. surprise, it’s actually nagging! Nagging – defined as an interaction where one person repeatedly makes a request the another person who then repeatedly ignores the request and becomes […]

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Getting On The Same Page For Marriage

Whether it’s a friend of yours or good ole’ Kim Kardashian, loads of people seem to be rushing into marriage without doing their due dilligence. Why do you think this is? I know there is an allure to planning and having a wedding and a honeymoon – and that often becomes to focus.  But, we need to remember […]

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Distracted Love?

We’ve all heard of distracted driving, but how about distracted relationships? We all have so much competing for our time  these days – work, friends, family…now add in our obsessions with social media, online games and we’re all rarely present and in the moment with the ones that we love. So, put down your iPhone and spend […]

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Open Mic: Marriage Secrets…

What really makes marriage work? We newlyweds and single people have a lot of bright ideas about what elements are necessary to have a long-term happy union…but are those the things that really matter? In today’s very self-centered society it’s so easy to think about me-me-me and forget that once you get married you are a part of a […]

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What’s in A Name?

So, I was talking this week with a group of colleagues, two of them are engaged and one recently had gotten married. The conversation circled around whether or not to take your husband’s name when you get married. The majority of the group planned to take their husband’s name, one person felt very offended by the idea and planned […]

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Inlaw Visits…How to Please Everyone?

My husband and I live about 4 hours away from both our parents, which puts us close enough to visit for a weekend but not close enough that it’s an easy trip.  One issue that constantly arises is how frequently the inlaws should be visited or visit us. Right now between birthdays, observances like Mother’s […]

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Marriage Priority One…Date Night!

Laundry, errands, work, school, kids, cleaning, friends, sleep…..so many things are competing for your very precious time each week, it’s really difficult to make your relationship a priority. I know, I know….you’re tired, stressed and hanging on by a thread, but making your relationship a priority among the list of “to-do’s” will have en enormous pay-off. […]

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