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For Better Or Worse: Marriage Vows Are For The Hard Times

Married Couple

Several years ago, I wrote an article titled “So Did You Mean It When You Said,” asking if you were serious when you vowed, “For better or for worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and health,” and so forth. It remains, … Continue reading

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Save Your Marriage Central: Compatibility in Marriage

Compatibility in Marriage

Compatibility. Sounds so good. It’s a dream we all have, to find that one special person who will mesh with every part of our lives. Someone who will be there when we need them, laugh at our jokes, understand when … Continue reading

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Save Your Marriage Central: The Myth of Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

Many of us want to believe in unconditional love, as George Strait proclaims it in his perennially popular song, Our Love Is Unconditional: Our love is unconditional, we knew it from the start. I see it in your eyes, you … Continue reading

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Marriage Is A Team Sport: Becoming A Team Player

Young Baseball Player Waiting on Sidelines

Are you a team player? Successfully overcoming problems in a marriage is more often than not related to the ability of both spouses to see the marriage as something bigger than either one of them, and even bigger than the … Continue reading

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Unmet Expectations: The Killer of Romantic Love

unrealistic_expectations

I think the Hollywood/romantic novel idea is more prevalent in our culture than in others. Finding the right person, realizing s/he is your “soul mate,” riding off into the sunset to live happily ever after…it all seems to lead to unrealistic and unmet … Continue reading

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Unrealistic Expectations: The Dysfunctional Myth of “Happily Ever After”

Bride with a Knight or Prince

Prompted by last year’s news coverage of Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton, I’ve decided to explicitly tackle the myth of a “Happily Ever After” that occurs after the wedding. The implicit assumption seems to be that one finds love, … Continue reading

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