Practically Married: Part 10 – Communication

Posted by Paula Holt, March 15, 2017

“You don’t listen.” “She doesn’t understand me.” “We struggle with our communication.” Most people in long-term relationships have either said or thought these words. Although communication can be challenging for newlyweds, it can also be problematic for decades into a relationship. More

Practically Married: Part 9 – Health

Posted by Paula Holt, March 8, 2017

In the traditional wedding ceremony people promise to take each other “in sickness and in health.” However, no matter what kind of vows you exchange, getting married ties you to the health and well being of your spouse. More

Practically Married: Part 8 – Children

Posted by Paula Holt, February 28, 2017

A recent Gallup poll found:

Over 93% of Americans have children now, hope to have them, or wish they could have had children.

So most people go into marriage knowing that they want kids. More

Practically Married: Part 7 – In-Laws

Posted by Paula Holt, February 21, 2017

We’ve all heard the expression “when you marry the person, you marry the family.” Long-married couples can attest to the truth in this statement. Whether it’s where you spend the holidays, how to raise your children, or what you do with your money, one or both sets of in-laws are likely to have strong opinions on how you live your life.  More

Practically Married: Part 6 – Sex

Posted by Paula Holt, February 14, 2017

It feels good, boosts your immune system, reduces stress, and unlike most other recreational activities you might choose, it’s free! There are so many great reasons to have sex, but the most important is that it increases the connection between you and your partner.

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