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Yesterday morning, when Joseph and I tripped over each other at the sink after breakfast, he noticed how I tensed up. He laughed and said, “I bet you’ll be glad when I’m back to leaving the house at 4:30.” He’s right. I have my own wake-up routine in the morning. He does too – he […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
“We celebrated our fifth anniversary,” Jill told me. ”It’s a good time to look back. So I told my husband about the Five-Year Marriage™ . He gave me a weird look. Then, in an irritated voice I didn’t recognize, he said, ‘Are you crazy?’ And, with that, Jill dropped the subject. However, what she told […]Read More
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower recently made headlines – and not for a happy reason. The famed actor filed for a divorce from his long-time spouse after 20 years of marriage. This is the second time DeNiro has filed for divorce. The first time was about ten years ago. The divorce was never finalized because […]Read More
Last week Joseph and I met with Pattie Painter, the celebrant for our September 22 nuptials. She asked us about different readings, suggested some and also told us we could find others on her Vows of the Heart website. The Apache Wedding Blessing has been part of almost every one of our weddings. Pattie knows it […]Read More
Recently I was talking to a twenty-something, newly-engaged woman who loves the idea of The Five-Year Marriage™. “It keeps things fresh,” she affirmed. And she was correct. A Five-Year Marriage™ does keep things fresh…and that’s the good part. However, the new beginning follows an old ending. The end of a marriage is always a […]Read More
and So Did My Marriage… “I was going along in my planned direction, and then my whole life just shifted to the right.” That’s how the independent, thirty-something Bethany began explaining her impending career change. But a little more conversation showed that work wasn’t her real problem. Bethany’s troubles started when spouse, Michael, got into […]Read More
Last week was the annual Victorious Woman celebration, The Girlfriend Gala. Along with all the goodies of silent auction and raffles and happy chatter, I had a “contest table.” It was dedicated to my book, The Five-Year Marriage ™: Shifting the Marriage Paradigm. After looking at the table, and the book, a woman rushed up […]Read More
Yesterday was the big day! The Five-Year Marriage is officially published! It’s not out to the public yet, but this week I invited some of my friends to my office to share the celebration. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous. I’ve been talking about – and living – the Five-Year Marriage™ for […]Read More
Do you have toilet paper wars in your marriage? The View’s Sunny Hostein does. OK, maybe it isn’t a war, but The View co-host spoke recently about the toilet paper habits and annoys her spouse. To a single person, it sounds like toilet paper should be a non-conversation, right? Wrong! Toilet paper can be a […]Read More
Do all the single ladies want a ring on it? In Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” she sings about her ex, who is jealous because she was with a new man. She tells him it was too bad for him because “if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.” The snappy song […]Read More
Annmarie’s Humorous Version of the Beginning of the Five-Year Marriage™. What do you think about a Five-Year Marriage™? How do you think a Five-Year Marriage™ would improve a relationship (vs traditional marriage)? I welcome your comments! AnnmarieRead More