Love and Marriage

The New Seven Year Inch

There is much folklore out there about why marriages/relationships don’t make it. One of the most enduring is The Seven-Year Itch. Support for this phenomenon runs the gamut, with marriage counselors able to provide plenty of anecdotal evidence. I have definitely noticed the largest number of couples who enter counseling cluster around year seven of the marriage.

The Making of a Conscious Relationship

  Relationships are funny things. They torment us, they make us say and do things we never thought we could do. They can make us feel sullen on a sunny day and often energize our fantasies in ways we can’t talk about in polite society. Yet everyone I know wants one.
 

Going for the Long Valentine

Love is one thing when you are first taking the plunge. It is quite another when you are midstream, and yet something altogether different when you are reaching the other shore. While Mr. Hallmark continues to make his fortune pandering to those who are gleefully jumping in, I toil on the banks, trying to help those already well down the river; the ones who are floundering a bit with fatigue, treading water, or fantasizing about bailing.

Learning the Lessons of Love and Loss

Trodding the long and winding road of life can make our heart pump harder and stronger. Or it can make it ache with the effort, even damage it.
 
Just ask any one who has been in love. It is probably the quintessential human experience: the one that can ennoble us, torture us and, in the best of cases, make us whole by its ineffable power.
 

Risking Marriage is Risking Health

Do married people really live longer? Or, as the old joke goes, does it just seem that way?
 

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