Nowadays, most people lead hectic, busy lives. Between work and household responsibilities, there is often not enough time for sleep, exercise, or relaxation. Add to this mix the “second job” of wedding planning, and life gets even more stressful, despite the fact that the reasons for that stress are positive. In today’s soc... More »
“Two hearts beating as one” has long been the subject of love songs and poetry. But is this feeling of connectedness just a romanticized ideal or is there something to it? Some interesting research done in the past decade is helping to answer that question, and is, in my opinion, providing some new food for thought about how we can... More »
We’ve all grown up with the stories of Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty, all of whom were rescued by a handsome prince. We’ve indulged in Hollywood love stories, which paint a picture of romance based on finding your “soulmate” in record-breaking time and under the unlikeliest of circumstances. Reality televi... More »
Most people think of the word commitment when they think of marriage, but it really goes beyond that. Marriage is a contract. You are probably aware that marriage is a legal contract with financial implications and if you have religious or spiritual beliefs regarding your marriage, then you add another layer to the complexity of this contract.... More »
I have often heard my good friend, Mary Dann-McNamee (who also happens to be a wedding coordinator as well as an occasional contributor to Inside Weddings), use the phrase “perfectly imperfect” to describe life. I often think about this concept in my work with clients, and think that this phrase captures the essence of life very po... More »
Dictionary.com defines diplomat as: 1. A person appointed by a national government to conduct official negotiations and maintain political, economic, and social relations with another country or countries. 2. A person who is tactful and skillful in managing delicate situations, handling people, etc. I think the word diplomat perfectly describ... More »
Some of you may be too young to remember, but there used to be a game show called The Newlywed Game. Couples who were married a short period of time were asked to answer questions about their respective spouses on a number of topics, from the intimate to the frivolous. The couple with the most correct answers won cash and various prizes. It wa... More »
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