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The Five-Year Marriage®: Will My Partner Always Agree With Me?

Even engaged couples who are certain they want to be together may not be so certain about the traditional approach to marriage. After all, forever is a long time, especially if you’re engaged at a young age.

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The Best Piece of Marriage Advice He Ever Got

When Ronald Roache got married, his new father-in-law gave him and his new bride, Yoshiko, some marriage advice. “Marriage is a business,” he told them. “part love and part business. You can’t go into the store and say, ‘I love my husband, now give me groceries.’”

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The Five-Year Marriage, Your Partner, And Chemistry

The Five-Year Marriage Offers Couples Fresh Marriage Advice. If you & your partner are considering a more serious commitment, check out this alternative to traditional marriage.

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What Are Good Qualities For A Five-Year Partner?

Looking For The Right Partner For The Five-Year Marriage®  Although some of the expectations and practices around marriage have changed over the years, couples who are together in the long term are still largely expected to formalize their relationship through marriage. […]

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But She Was My Soulmate

From the first day they met, Jim and Sandy were so easy being together – no awkward moments, no missteps, just comfortable and happy. Then Sandy told him she met someone else. “How could this happen?” Jim wondered. “I thought soulmates were forever.”

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The Five-Year Marriage: Finding The Right Partner

The Five-Year Marriage Gives Engaged Couples Advice On How To Plan For Marriage  If you’re making a long-term commitment to your partner, shouldn’t planning the marriage be more important than planning the wedding day? I’m Annmarie Kelly, and I encourage all couples considering marriage […]

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Relationship Advice: When “I’m Sorry” DOESN’T Count

“I’m sorry,” Ken told Patty when she found out that he forgot to pay the credit card bill. Feeling guilty, Ken repeated his apology and assured her, “it won’t happen again.” But it did happen again.

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The Five-Year Marriage: Planning Beyond The Wedding Day

Looking For Relationship Advice Before Marriage?  It is undeniable that the expectation to marry influences many couples to go through with a life-long commitment without putting real thought and consideration into what lies beyond the wedding day. The Five-Year Marriage: Shifting […]

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The Five-Year Marriage: Advice For Couples

The Five-Year Marriage Provides Great Relationship Advice  So many people want to achieve their happily ever after through marriage, and yet many people also acknowledge that marriages often fail. Couples who are wary of the topic of marriage but […]

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Is Your Marriage Dishonest?

The dishonest marriage often has an innocent start. It happens when one or both partners aren’t truthful with each about what’s happening within the marriage. Very often it starts with one partner not being straight-up about some internal change. The change is likely to be the result of a significant emotional event…

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The Five-Year Marriage: Making Your Marriage A Priority

The Five-Year Marriage Helps Engaged Couples Learn To Prioritize Their Marriage  Many people today have mixed opinions about marriage. Many are aware of the high divorce rates in our country and rightfully worry that marriages won’t last. At the same time, many of […]

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Should A Marriage Be A ‘Forever’ Agreement?

Are You Really Ready For ‘Forever’? Marriage Advice For Engaged Couples  Engaged couples, if the ‘forever’ aspect of marriage makes you feel uneasy, you aren’t alone. Forever is a long time – longer than any one person can truly comprehend. What if […]

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