Many people have preconceived notions about what it’s like to be married for a long time, and a popular one is that the couple will let themselves go and gain a lot of weight.
It’s often said that living together before marriage is a good way to “practice.” Oddly though, as more and more Americans “practice marriage” in this way, fewer and fewer Americans are actually getting married. It seems everyone is practicing but nobody is playing. And if the cohabitating couple ever does tie the knot, studies have repeatedly shown that their chances of divorce have only increased. This is a very strange sort of practice, indeed.
A relationship is a two way street where we constantly try to balance each of ourselves as two parts of a complex whole. While it is essential to be aware of one’s own needs in our relationship, in equal measure, we strive to be aware of and attempt to meet the needs of our partner.
Nancy Nichols, March 4, 2016
Like it or not, dating is a game. Play your cards right and you can land a great guy!
Gracie X, 10/12/2015
You fantasize about long, languorous sessions of lovemaking with your spouse, quickies before the kids rise, and steamy surprises in the afternoon.
Slowly but surely, traditional American culture and values are being swept away by liberal, progressive activists and culture warriors who actively encourage a break from our past, even if they don't say so directly.
How to work on building your marriage every single day.