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Contract Marriage Featured in Philadelphia Magazine!

This month’s Philadelphia Magazine’s (April 2029) features The Five-Year Marriage – contract marriage. It’s one of 10 “different” marriage scenarios. I’m thrilled to be part of it. I tell the story about how and why The Five-Year Marriage started. This “new I do” is the right story right now. It for all the independent millennial […]

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March – Communication

Watch: Unspoken Agreements in a relationship What are unspoken agreements and how to talk about them: Stop with the silence! In No Sound, No Fury, No Marriage, Ms. Pritchett described her twenty year marriage of silence. Many people STILL do this today – but you don’t have to stay silent. You CAN speak up! Read […]

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Quarantine Quarrels

Your new lifestyle, courtesy of the coronavirus, is giving you some interesting challenges, isn’t it? You’re working from home, homeschooling  your kids, and getting meals on the table – all while trying to stay healthy. Then, just the other day, you realized something. All those little quirks your sweetie has – the ones you usually […]

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What’s love got to do with it? That’s what Tina Turner asked in her now-classic 1984 hit. When I was putting together the 30-day Valentine Challenge, the song was playing in my head…an earworm… over and over. And it got me thinking about love. What is it – the love thing? You and I say we […]

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Five Year Marriage Love Month Challenge

Love Month Challenge!

February is the “love month,” but too many couples, especially long-time couples and couples with children, get left out. This month you can get back in the game with this twenty-eight-day “Love Challenge.” Do the daily challenges as a surprise for your sweetie – or you and your sweetie can choose to both do it […]

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The Bonus of Boundaries

Are boundaries a bonus? You bet they are! In life, and in your Five-Year Marriage™, boundaries protect you, your self-esteem and your identity. Boundaries aren’t just about personal power. They are – for a woman – about personal safety. I talked about boundaries in a recent newsletter. I explained what led to one of my […]

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Is Marriage Broken?

“Incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife” is what Todd Palin, spouse of Sarah Palin, put in the divorce papers. With that, it seems that Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and only the second woman ever to run for Vice-President of the […]

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Not Your Mother’s Marriage Master Class

You thought your marriage would be different, better. But, more and more, it’s looking like your mother’s marriage. While that might have been good for her and her generation, it’s not what you want. The truth is this: in today’s fast-paced and constantly changing world, couples are faced with more and greater relationship challenges than any […]

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The Washcloth and The Wall

Have you “hit the wall” in your marriage yet? It happens to just about every married couple at some point. Based on my conversations with women, I’d say it’s most common someplace between 8-15 years. For me it was in my second marriage. When Joseph and I were in our first month of counselling, there […]

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Chatting about The Five-Year Marriage™

What a fun interview with Cheldin Barlatt Rumer! I love it when the host is as engaged in the conversation as she was! Thanks to Cheldin and the crew at This Is It TV!

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The Five-Year Marriage™ Workshop for Married Women

We are excited to announce the next Five-Year Marriage™ Workshop for Married Women will be a 4 class series of 2 hour sessions on  October 22, 29, November 2, 12, 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST Location: 985 Old Eagle School Rd, Suite 502, Wayne, PA 19087 Are you ready for a new way […]

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