Unwrapping the Five-Year Marriage®

Annmarie at pyramid club for five-year marriage launch

Last night I took the wraps off the Five-Year Marriage® during the inaugural event at the Pyramid Club in Philly. It was exciting and fun!

There were many interested and curious people who wanted to find out about the Five-Year Marriage®. It was mostly women, but a few men were there, and the ones who were got really engaged, including a man who has been married forty-two years!

And a couple came who are marriage mentors – something they do with their synagogue. They chatted with me a little after the event. They can see the need for and the possibilities of short-term and contract marriage.

And then there were a couple people who were just annoyed with the Five-Year Marriage® idea. I expect that. A lot of people just don’t want to upset the applecart with some new-fangled idea about marriage.

But, cheezlouise, with the divorce rate being what it is, and so many people living in unhappy marriages, I would think people would want a sensible alternative. Even governments are showing concern in countries like Mexico and Australia.

Did you know…in Australia, if a couple is married for less than five years, the have to go to counseling to try to work it out? If they don’t, they won’t be granted a divorce!

The divorce rate is a serious problem in almost every society. And the incidence of domestic violence is terrible.And you can ask many women who didn’t divorce – maybe for economics or maybe for the kids – it’s no fun to live with someone you don’t like, in a relationship in which you feel lonely.

I’m very encouraged by what women who have already read Five-Year Marriage® – who gave me feedback as I wrote the book – are saying. And some of them have given me testimonials, including:

  • “This is the kind of stuff couples should know”
  • “I wish I’d used this as a guide before I got married – I might not have gotten divorced the first time”
  • “I’ve been married a really long time but I can see these ideas making my marriage better.”

Five-Year Marriage® will be available for pre-sale in November. We launch in February. Stay tuned!
You can read more at FiveYearMarriage.com

What is the Five-Year Marriage®?

I created this collection of articles to further dive into the concepts proposed in the book, The Five-Year Marriage®. These important and controversial ideas and philosophies deserve a space for additional exploration and discussion.

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