Relationship advice for real people

Last week, my daughter had to interview me for a school project. One of the questions she asked me was, “How do you maintain a healthy relationship?”   Here are the relationship tips I gave her.  They’re based on my 20-year marriage, but I think they’re equally applicable to other types of relationships....more

How to Get a Happier Marriage: On Selfishness

I always said  I could never imagine why, or more aptly, how it was that people sustained a marriage in the absence of children. In my personal experience, I don’t think I ever would’ve gotten married had I not planned on having kids. And in all honesty, I believe that having my children and desperately wanting to give them a foundation which includes a two parent home has, for better or worse, cemented my visceral attitude when it comes to preventing the dissolution of my marriage. ...more
My husband is my priority and I believe that he is mine. Our main focus is on each other. We ...more

Buy Me Something! My Opinion Of Weddings

In 2010 the cost of the average wedding was over $20, 000. The National Divorce Rate was 50%.When I think of marriage, these are the thoughts that go through my head.Though I have been in a long term relationship for many years I do not feel the need to get married, or have children and doubt that will change....more

Eat. Pray. Love. EMM Style


Graph of Your Marriage: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Next time you start to wonder how your marriage is doing, try an experiment. Take a pen and a piece of paper and draw a chart like the one above. The x-axis is how much time you spend on things, and the y-axis is how important each of those things are. Then start thinking of things. ...more

As Simone Signoret wrote: "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of ...more

Joining the Divorce Club

For those of us who have been divorced, indubitably at one time or another, we turn the magnifying glass on ourselves and question our judgment. We scrutinize every move, every red flag missed, every sign we ignored. I [thought I] wanted something, I tried it, I gave it my best, and it didn’t work out [according to original plan]. It doesn’t really matter the reason – I thought “forever and always” and instead I got “until now.” ...more
Tonight, I needed these words. Thanks.more

Marrying for Money

Marrying for money is back in style. Well, at least it's not the dirty little secret it used to be. There's a spate of new books to advise women who want to marry rich how to get their man.The recent issue of Town & Country Magazine devotes a whole issue to love, marriage and money. ...more

A Marriage: Portrait of a loving deathbed vigil

The Middle Ages      Two Friends--different ages, different husbands, different opinions...more

Finally, A Bit of Romance :-)

Today I also read,Genesis 23:1-24:51 Matthew 8:1-17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6 I love the Isaac/Rebbecca love story. Here’s a girl carrying out her duties, her normal routine of helping out with the family;Genesis 24:13 Here I am at the well where the young women of the city will be coming to get water....more