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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That’s what octogenarian Laurie wanted to know. She was puzzled about how The Five-Year Marriage could be good for women?” How could NOT be good to have the power to make clear marital agreements, be an equal partner, and have the mechanism for renegotiating those agreements and joint responsibilities – especially after the euphoria of […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Yesterday was the big day! The Five-Year Marriage is officially published! I have to admit, I was a bit nervous. I’ve been talking about – and living – the Five-Year Marriage for a long time. Some have loved the idea and others have hated it. But that was always on a small scale. And I […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 her 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 […]Read More
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” […]Read More
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 […]Read More