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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Practically Married: Part 5 – Faith

Posted by Paula Holt, February 7, 2017

Whether you’re religious or spiritual, atheist or agnostic, anyone who is planning to say, “I do” needs to address the subject of faith.
In some marriages, shared beliefs are central to happiness. In others, two religions can coexist. Increasingly, couples are deciding that religion will not play a role in their lives at all. Given that there are so many possibilities, early conversations are instrumental to a successful marriage.

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Practically Married: Part 4 – Home

Posted by Paula Holt, January 31, 2017

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy famously reminds us “there’s no place like home.” That’s especially true when it comes to the first place you share with your spouse. In this home you’ll create memories that last a lifetime. That’s the good news.

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Practically Married: Part 3 – Leisure

Posted by Paula Holt, January 24, 2017

Leisure time is a precious commodity that seems to be shrinking, so the choice of how to spend it is an important decision we make each day. In the context of marriage, the choice is even more significant because it impacts our partner and the quality of our relationship. More

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