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Is a Five Year Marriage a sin?

The Five Year Marriage could be a sin, or at least be against the teachings of the Catholic Church. That’s according to “Rita” who teaches Catholic Pre-Cana Marriage Prep classes. Rita read an advance copy of the book, Five Year … Continue reading

Marriage and Money: Are You on the Right Track?

Marital Finances are one of the most important parts of a marriage partnership. Marriage and money go hand in hand. If a couple works together and plays their cards right, marriage can often be a financial boon. The key is … Continue reading

No Sound, No Fury, No Marriage

As I was reading author Laura Pritchett ‘s May 2016 article for the New York Times, I wondered: What would have happened if she has a Five Year Marriage? In No Sound, No Fury, No Marriage, Ms. Pritchett described her … Continue reading

A Marriage Phrase that Pays?

Is there such a thing as a marriage phrase that pays? Pays what? Pays in fostering more love, good feelings, a sense of partnership? While we all like hearing “I Love You” in marriage, it might not be the most … Continue reading

Longest Married Couple

This is a cute story about the longest married couple in the United States. After eighty-three years, the bride still laughs when she reveals that her father didn’t want the marriage so they eloped…so sweet…         (Photo: … Continue reading

Could You Be Married FOREVER?

Fifty eight years isn’t forever, but it could seem that way to some people. But not to Arlene Alda, married to actor Alan Alda for 58 years. She shares some tips about getting married and staying married.

Marriage Isn’t for Him

“Marriage isn’t for me,” wrote Seth Adams Smith shortly after his first wedding anniversary. His post went viral and got a lot of attention. What do you think?  

Money: One BIG Glitch

Before we got married last month, we worked out the main details of our new marriage. We revisited our values, took stock of our net worth, crafted a long-term view of the next ten+ years, and then focused on the … Continue reading

Just Married!

Wedding #6 almost didn’t happen. For months Joseph and I worked on planning the marriage. By late August, while we were on vacation, everything  was in place. We were excited about going forward together – again. But when it came … Continue reading

Marriage Partner or Employee?

What do you want to be in your marriage – the partner or the employee? Don’t see how either one relates to your marriage? Think of a good law firm. There are the partners and the employees. The employees include … Continue reading

Giving Up Husband and Wife

“I’ve been marriage twice,” Marnie, a fifty-ish solepreneur, said before admitting, “It was the same both times – great for the first couple years and then they started to get demanding and possessive. I felt strangled.” Yet, when talking business, … Continue reading

Spanking for God?

It isn’t the fantasy of Fifty Shades of Gray, classy erotica or SMBD. It’s called Christian Domestic Discipline (CDD) and it’s all over the news this week. CDD is supposed to be about the Godly submission to man as head … Continue reading

What Do You Want in a Marriage?

During our second marriage, Joseph and I hit a “wall” – not unusual in the 5-7 year time. we couldn’t solve it ourselves and I didn’t want to continue it the way it was. However, because of our Five Year … Continue reading

Going in the Same Direction

Since we’re in negotiations for our next marriage, we are meeting about it…supposedly once a week. But it’s really a challenge to make the time. Still, without the communication and the sharing, we would be lost for a direction or … Continue reading

Why a Five Year Marriage?

Writer Judith Viorst once said, “One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you maybe fall in … Continue reading

End of a Marriage

Seven months from now, Joseph and I will be ending our marriage. This one, anyway. Its’ the 5th year of our 5th marriage…something of a milestone by traditional standards (25 years). Usually, when it comes to the end of a … Continue reading