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In the wake of President Obama's support for same-sex marriage, opponents of gay marriage are mobilizing. The media has been filled with activists outlining the ways gay marriage is harmful to society. One particular danger cited is the negative impact... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Marital Musings
via After the spectacle of a wedding and short-lived marriage of Kim Kardashian, there was great speculation that this was a case of unholy matrimony. Many believe Kim orchestrated the marriage for publicity and money, both of which she... Continue reading
Reblogged May 9, 2012 at Marital Musings
This video from the site Awkward Family Photos made me smile. Check it out! Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 30, 2012 at Marital Musings
Dewey Nicks for The New York Times "By trying to make their good marriage better, Elizabeth Weil and Daniel Duane tested it." In December of 2009 Elizabeth Weil wrote a piece in the New York Times about her marriage. "Married... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Marital Musings
According to a recent Wall Street Journal post by Elizabeth Bernstein, nagging is "more common than adultery and potentially as toxic." The piece has good information about why nagging occurs and how to break the cycle. Although Bernstein indicates that... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 7, 2012 at Marital Musings
via On the heels of my last post about couples making New Year's resolutions together, here is an article about how working together on your spending habits can have a positive impact on your marriage. If you have already... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 18, 2012 at Marital Musings
Although the calendar may say it's already January, when it comes to making resolutions I consider the first few weeks of the year a grace period. With the busy holiday season and many people having kids who are out of... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2012 at Marital Musings
Check out how one couple manages being partners in marriage as well as partners in business. Selena and Khary Cuffe own Heritage Link Brands, the largest importer to the United States of black-produced wine from Africa. In a weekly column... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 8, 2012 at Marital Musings
I see the light at the end of the holiday tunnel. Before Christmas, the light felt like a train coming toward me. An electric train to be more specific. The train my father bought my son for Christmas and then... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at Marital Musings
I really don't like writing about celebrity marriages. We are so inundated with every detail (or speculated detail) of the lives of famous people, what more is there to say? Plus, most of the time I just don't care. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Marital Musings
Thank you to everyone who voted for Marital Musings! Of the 48 blogs nominated, your votes pushed us all the way up to #3. Congratulations to all of the other Top 10 Marriage Blogs of 2011. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at Marital Musings
Thanksgiving is in a few days. I know this because I already had that moment when I freak out and realize it's actually next week instead of two weeks away. It seems to happen to me every year, which is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2011 at Marital Musings
The recent cover story of The Atlantic is a great read. Here is how Bolick describes the subject of her article: "Recent years have seen an explosion of male joblessness and a steep decline in men’s life prospects that have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Marital Musings
I just heard about this book and heard a brief interview with the author, Iris Krasnow. Check out an excerpt. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at Marital Musings
Last weekend marked the official beginning of same-sex marriage in New York. The state will now grant gay couples the legal rights of marriage, and with that comes the validation afforded to straight married couples. Beyond this, gay couples will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Marital Musings
When I first heard the news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's affair and the long-hidden child, it had an immediate impact on my mood. Of course I felt compassion for Maria Shriver and all of the children involved, but it was more... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Marital Musings
Yes, I can drop a sports reference when I need to! Gots to have my PTI every evening. I do think there are some lines that should not be crossed, particularly when it comes to children, illness or death. While I would better respect a player who limited his taunts to the subject of athletic prowess, I can't say that I think the trash-talk I referenced was over the line.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2011 on Is All Fair in Love and Sports? at Marital Musings
Sports fans are currently experiencing an embarrassment of riches. The NFL draft just concluded against the backdrop of a player lockout. It's a month into baseball season (which means Yankee fans are expecting to win the World Series and Cubs... Continue reading
Reblogged May 3, 2011 at Marital Musings
How would you have responded to this survey from Psychology Today? The section I found most interesting was how people answered the question regarding what changes they want to see in marriage and divorce. "...most wanted to see more education... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Marital Musings
Recently I ran into a woman I first met many years ago before either one of us was married or had children. As we traded stories about our families it came up that my children's last names are a hyphenated... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at Marital Musings
Read about America's changing views on marriage in this article discussing the results of this fall's Pew Research Center/TIME nationwide poll. Who Needs Marriage? Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at Marital Musings
Since TODAY is my morning show of choice, every year about this time I get to watch as TODAY throws a wedding. Viewers select a couple from 4 finalists and then proceed to vote on everything from the wedding attire... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at Marital Musings
I am not a person who takes pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but I found myself pleased that Tiger Woods just had the worst tournament of his career. I wasn't thrilled, mind you, I am not a terrible person. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Marital Musings
via Have you seen this commercial? I guess we are supposed to find the couple endearing, but all I think is how her behavior was incredibly selfish and that the couple probably has issues around the subject of money. Continue reading
Reblogged May 4, 2010 at Marital Musings
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