Five Year Marraige will challenge everything you know about marraige

If you are thinking about marriage, and aren’t sure about the “forever” or “til death do us part” aspects of traditional marriage, then this book is for you.

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What If He Isn’t Interested?

“We celebrated our fifth anniversary,” Jill told me. ”It’s a good time to look back. So I told my husband about the Five-Year Marriage. He gave me a weird look. Then, in an irritated voice I didn’t recognize, he said, ‘Are you crazy?’ And, with that, Jill dropped the subject. However, what she told me […]

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Did Bezos Need a Post-Nup?

Before the affair, before it all went to hell, they were young, in-love, and with their whole lives ahead of them. It was 1992 when Jeff Bezos was working in Manhattan. That’s where he met research associate Mackenzie Tuttle. When Bezos and Tuttle married a year later, the couple wasn’t thinking about pre-nups. They were […]

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Can Marriage Be Flexible?

Peg, a fun-loving redhead and Dave, her strapping young sweetie, met at their center-city Philadelphia job where they were both social workers for the mentally challenged. They liked each other as co-workers, but it was clear that there was more between them. Their attraction grew. By the time they got engaged, they were so in […]

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Aniston: Women, Marriage and Divorce

“It’s a very storybook idea,” Jennifer Aniston says of traditional marriage in a recent Elle magazine interview. She calls marriage a “happily ever after” fantasy. Her reason is valid: “I think for some people it does work…but everybody’s path is different.” Yes, and everyone sees marriage – and divorce – differently. Though her marriage to […]

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Are You Kidding Me?

“Long before it’s time for Mom to help plan the wedding dress or Dad to give the bride away, it’s time to be raising a future wife in your home. Because wives aren’t born – they are made.” That was the warning author Constance J. Foster gave mothers. And in her 1956 Parents Magazine article […]

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Wedding#7

What a wonderful wedding day! While Joseph and I have, to-date, have a wedding ceremony to start our new marriage, we don’t usually have a party. However, over the summer a few things happened that were either sad, or made us stop and think. They made us realize that we haven’t been celebrating the good […]

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Apache Wedding Blessing

Last week Joseph and I met with Pattie Painter, the celebrant for our September 22 nuptials. She asked us about different readings, suggested some and also told us we could find others on her Vows of the Heart website. The Apache Wedding Blessing has been part of almost every one of our weddings. Pattie knows it […]

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Negotiations Ain’t Easy!

As Joseph and I are wrapping up this marriage, we’re in negotiations for another one. Yes, we’ve decided to marry again. However, after thirty years, the conversations around our next marriage are different. Actually, every marriage negotiation conversation is different. And difficult. The different part is the easier of the two. We’re different because the […]

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And Ending…and a Beginning

As Joseph and I are planning the end of our marriage, we’ve gotten far enough in our re-negotiating phase to decide to go another five years. We still have plenty to discuss and stuff to work out, but we decided to get married on September 22. Until now, we didn’t know where to have our […]

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My Marriage is Ending

  Recently I was talking to a twenty-something, newly-engaged woman who loves the idea of The Five-Year Marriage. “It keeps things fresh,” she affirmed. And she was correct. A Five-Year Marriage does keep things fresh…and that’s the good part. However, the new beginning follows an old ending. The end of a marriage is always a […]

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What’s a Five-Year Marriage Like?

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My Life Shifted…

and So Did My Marriage… “I was going along in my planned direction, and then my whole life just shifted to the right.” That’s how the independent, thirty-something Bethany began explaining her impending career change. But a little more conversation showed that work wasn’t her real problem. Bethany’s troubles started when spouse, Michael, got into […]

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The First Five Years Were Great…

Last week was the annual Victorious Woman celebration, The Girlfriend Gala. Along with all the goodies of silent auction and raffles and happy chatter,  I had a “contest table.” It was dedicated to my book, The Five-Year Marriage: Shifting the Marriage Paradigm. After looking at the table, and the book, a woman rushed up to […]

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Are Single Women Happier?

Wedding season is in full bloom. Thousands of single women are changing their status on FB, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. When they do, will they be happier? According to research by Mintel, a leading market intelligence company, maybe not.  And their traditional marriage might be the reason. I’ll explain… For years I saw so many […]

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The Five-Year Marriage Launched!

Yesterday was the big day! The Five-Year Marriage is officially published! It’s not out to the public yet, but this week I invited some of my friends to my office to share the celebration. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous. I’ve been talking about – and living – the Five-Year Marriage for […]

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No Marriage License Needed?

Are Marriage Licenses on the Way Out? They may be – at least in Alabama! As best as I can figure, the idea started because of an unwillingness by judges to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. If the bill becomes a law, a couple would not apply for a marriage license. Instead, they would […]

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Toilet Paper Wars

Do you have toilet paper wars in your marriage? The View’s Sunny Hostein does. OK, maybe it isn’t a war, but The View co-host spoke recently about the toilet paper habits and annoys her spouse. To a single person, it sounds like toilet paper should be a non-conversation, right? Wrong! Toilet paper can be a […]

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Does Sheldon Have it Right?

Are Relationship Contracts Better for Marriage? The Big Bang Theory makes me laugh out loud, especially when Sheldon starts talking roommate and relationship contracts. More and more, viewers are thinking it’s a good idea. And last night’s episode (Season 11, Episode 10) was right up the Five-Year Marriage alley! Storyline Summary: Like many “real life” […]

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Put a Ring on It? Maybe Not!

Do all the single ladies want a ring on it? In Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” she sings about her ex, who is  jealous because she was with a new man. She tells him it was too bad for him because “if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.” The snappy song […]

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How The Five-Year Marriage Got It’s Start

Annmarie’s Humorous Version of the Beginning of the Five-Year Marriage. What do you think about a Five-Year Marriage? How do you think a Five-Year Marriage  would improve a relationship (vs traditional marriage)? I welcome your comments! Annmarie

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