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Why I Believe My Marriage Is Perfect

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A marriage is perfect ... because it is a covenant ... and that makes it perfect. 

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8 Heartbreaking Divorce Drawings

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Kids' Turn, a divorce education program located in San Francisco, encourages children grappling with their parents' split to express their feelings through art.
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Truly heartbreaking ... 

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Worried about cancer? Just get married - Bend Bulletin

Worried about cancer? Just get married - Bend Bulletin | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Worried about cancer? Just get married Bend Bulletin Controlling for demographic factors such as age, race, education and household income, researchers who analyzed records of more than 730,000 cancer patients found that married patients did...
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A very interesting study finds that being married, apart from any other factors, makes a huge difference in how someone recovers from cancer. The reasons are not 100% known, but this author concludes that it is the steay presence of another person in the person's life that makes the difference. 

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Don't try to understand spouse

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Don't try to understand spouse
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Billy Joel sang, "I Love You Just Way You Are," in 1977 but apparently he didn't love her just the way she was; they divorced in 1982. Every husband and wife has things he doesn't understand about his spouse, but ... 

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Caring for your spouse is MUCH more important than understanding your spouse. Even if you don't agree with their way of thinking, you can honour their desires. 

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How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage? - Huffington Post

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How Can Couples Avoid the Pitfalls That Threaten a Second Marriage?

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Excellent, practical advice on how to navigate the pitfalls of a second marriage, and the stepfamily that often accompanies it. 

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Redeeming Marriages

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Redeeming Marriages -- How to be friends with your spouse. 


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Great advice on how to be friends with your husband or wife. You do things with a friend that keep the friendship going, like being honest, and not criticizing too much. 

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:27 PM

Nice explaination of how to build a better friendship with your spouse. 

Michael Wiener's comment, August 17, 2013 5:52 PM
Marriage is a never ending courtship. I have figure it out when I was in my 20s by observing why many marriage people tend to be happy with their partners in the long run. I have also observed, during courtship or dating stage, couples are very affectionate that made the relationship very colorful and meaningful.
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How I Planned My Wedding In A Month for Under $1000

How I Planned My Wedding In A Month for Under $1000 | Staying Together | Scoop.it
I planned my wedding in a month. I never bought into the wedding hype and believed that a perfect wedding should be relatively stress-free and inexpensive. I am sharing some ideas with you about how to plan a simple, quick wedding for under $1000.
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This is my story of how my husband and I got married for under a thousand dollars, and planned our wedding in under a month. It is possible! 

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How Just One Night's Poor Sleep Can Hurt a Relationship

How Just One Night's Poor Sleep Can Hurt a Relationship | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Study tracked couple's sleep and their arguments to reveal how the damage was done.

 

"Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open." —George Bernard Shaw

 

People are usually at their worst after a bad night's sleep, but what does that do to their intimate relationships?


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Just one bad night's sleep can lead to relationship problems -- just one night! This is pretty amazing information, and for any couples with chronic sleep problems, it does help to explain a lot. 

 

 

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The Advice I Needed, but Didn't Get - Room for Debate

The Advice I Needed, but Didn't Get - Room for Debate | Staying Together | Scoop.it
I fought to save my marriage, when some of my friends said I should run.

 

What if more people supported our decisions, instead of judging them?

 

By Beverly Willett.


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When this woman wanted to save her marriage, and forgive, her friends did not support her. She wanted that support. 

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Laura Brown's comment, August 5, 2013 6:54 PM
You can't support a friend when you are sure she is wrong. A real friend can only give the truth as she sees it. The people who just tell you what you want to hear are not true friends.
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Living together before marriage harms women - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Minneapolis Star Tribune Living together before marriage harms women Minneapolis Star Tribune In fact, male cohabitors “broadly report lower levels of relationship intensity than female cohabitors” on all measures the paper assessed, including...
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Marriage advocates have been saying this for years. This is not new news, but if it makes people sit and pay attention to the fact that living together ain't that great, then I am all for it!

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The Secret to a Long, Happy Marriage: 14 Tips from Happily Married Couples | The Plunge Project

The Secret to a Long, Happy Marriage: 14 Tips from Happily Married Couples | The Plunge Project | Staying Together | Scoop.it
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Tips from the true experts ... those who have made it in marriage -- from those who have been married for at least a quarter century. 

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Ogenki's curator insight, June 24, 2013 6:43 AM

I applaud this - marriage needs to be worked at, but it is not impossible, especially with the right attitude!

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Neil Rosenthal: Romance can fail if a partner doesn't feel worthy of love - Denver Post

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Neil Rosenthal: Romance can fail if a partner doesn't feel worthy of love

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Brilliant write! If a peson does not feel worthy of the love they are being given, they will eventually sabotage that love. 

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Is Your Family Choosing Money Over Time?

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Following up on the last post suggesting we “underachieve” so that we have time to achieve with our family, you might ask whether not putting most of your energies into career and financial achieve...
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Lessons from Sandy Hook Parents

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How tragedy can strengthen or sever a relationship.


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A feeling of quiet understanding can go a long way towards keeping a marriage strong. 

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'Honey-do-list' may save your life

'Honey-do-list' may save your life | Staying Together | Scoop.it
A new study shows older adults who perform "do it yourself" home activities have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.

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The infamous "honey-do" list can actually keep an older man healthy! Apparently, fixing the car, and changing the lightbulb are more important than we realized. 

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The Real Love Stories... and Why There Really Are No Blurred Lines

The Real Love Stories... and Why There Really Are No Blurred Lines | Staying Together | Scoop.it
It was the music pumping through the speakers at the optometrist's that made me see you clearly for who you are.

The lyrics kept thrumming loud when I was standing there with my thick glasses, waiting for the receptionist.
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There are no "blurred lines" in real love ... instead a love is "carved, not found. Beautiful post. 

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The Health Benefits of Gratitude

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Sondi Bruner explores the health benefits of practicing gratitude, and shares ways to incorporate more into your daily actions.

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My Mother always told me I had to learn to be more grateful. Well, she would love this article, because it outlines out gratefulness helps us in so many ways, making us less stressed, a better attitude, and improved relationships. I am grateful for this article! 

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, August 26, 2013 12:09 AM

Being grateful is good for your health. 

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4 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

4  Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries | Staying Together | Scoop.it

"Have you been feeling a little emotionally drained lately? Have you been finding yourself responding to the emergencies of others as if they are your own?

 

Perhaps you have been allowing someone to invade your space even though you are not quite comfortable. Maybe it’s time to look at whether you have healthy boundaries.

 

Boundaries are the limitations we set for ourselves and others. They can be both physical and emotional."


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Some good simple tips for setting boundaries. These are good, and could be applied to any relationship. 

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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:57 AM

interessante riflessione sull'importanza di metterre dei "sani" confini tra noi e gli altri. È una delle cose piú difficili da fare perché pressupone il riconoscere i propri bisogni prima di tutto ma, per cultura, siamo stati abituati a proiettarci all'esterno piú che all'interno....

 

Eppure saper mettere i sani confini è essenziale per evitare di accumulare frustrazione e rabbia e per poter vivere una vita serena, a beneficio nostro e di chi ci sta intorno!

 

ulteriori spunti di riflessione su www.thaatt.com

Juliana Ericson's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:51 PM

Peace and joy begin with self-care

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Study: Having More Siblings Might Protect You From Divorce

Study: Having More Siblings Might Protect You From Divorce | Staying Together | Scoop.it
On Tuesday morning, three sociology professors from Ohio State University presented an intriguing result at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association:

 

Having more siblings reduces your chances of getting divorced as an adult.


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Interesting study that shows a connection between having more siblings and being less likely to divorce. It actually makes sense, because you are more open to dealing with a wide variety of people and personalities. You also have more experience in conflict resolution. 

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Jillian Kay Melchior - The Blight of Blinged-Out Weddings

Jillian Kay Melchior - The Blight of Blinged-Out Weddings | Staying Together | Scoop.it
The wedding industry had mushroomed to toxic proportions, while fewer and fewer marry.
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These days, getting married is an excuse to spend tens of thousands of dollars on one day. My husband managed to get married for under a thousand dollars, but this is very much an exception.

 

There is tremendous pressure to spend so, so much money, if you are a bride. The writer of this article bemoans this wedding culture, and rebels against the pressure she and all other brides feel when they are planning a wedding. 

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Second Marriage Guide: How To Stay Together

Second Marriage Guide: How To Stay Together | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Here are ten very useful tips for keeping your marriage together, in spite of the challenges. This gives some honest down-to-earth, based on experience, and offers hope.
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I wrote this article from my own experience as a person entering  a second marriage. Some practical advice on making it work. 

 

One tip: say "I love you" at least once  a day! 

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Tokyo Man Further Distorts Marriage by Wedding Cartoon Woman - Charisma News

Tokyo Man Further Distorts Marriage by Wedding Cartoon Woman - Charisma News | Staying Together | Scoop.it

Tokyo Man Further Distorts Marriage by Wedding Cartoon Woman"

 

Charisma News.

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Get this! A Japanese man just recently married a cartoon character ..., you read it right: a full wedding ceremony with a D.J. and a slide show. Is it legal? No, but that didn't stop him from going on his honeymoon. And his parents seem to be in full agreement. 

 

Is this is a sign of our society going too far with computers? The writer of this thought-provoking article says, definitely! 

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For A Better Relationship, Catch Some Sleep | World of Psychology

For A Better Relationship, Catch Some Sleep | World of Psychology | Staying Together | Scoop.it
Skipping out on shut-eye can mean problems at home. Place a priority on sleep for better health.
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Sleeping helps your relationships? Sounds good! Let's do it, people!

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Six Words You Should Say Today

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Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me. Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family. But this one did. It was not from Henry Thoreau or some renowned c...
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Six words you can say to anyone you love ... to let them know you love them. 

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:24 PM

If you're an auntie, here are six words you can say to your nephews and nieces today ... and they are brilliant! 

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Happy Fatherless Day

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As marriage declines, fewer fathers will have real relationships with their children.

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Marriage is the still the very best way for fathers to have a relationship with their children. A valid argument for marriage if I ever heard one! 

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