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It's a family affair

It's a family affair

When I first got married, friends would ask if I felt any different.  It was a good question.  Peter and I had been living together for a year before our wedding day and were well aware of each other’s quirks, ticks and habits.  For example: Cathleen brushes her teeth with warm water. Peter eats cereal without milk. After our honeymoon, we returned to our same apartment, our...

Thoughtful marriage

Thoughtful marriage

Inevitably, when you write about marriage on a continuous basis, you are going to begin to solidify your matrimony worldview.  When I got married four years ago, I wasn’t completely sure why I was doing it.  I spent time before the wedding reading up on the history of the institution and how it has progressed into the modern era.  When Peter and I exchanged our vows,  I still...

What’s tradition worth to you?

What’s tradition worth to you?

I recently sat down to chat with my friend, Pamela Ferdinand, who is co-author of the book, Three Wishes: Our True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood. Pam and I first met in New York at our mutual publisher’s offices last year and we hit it off right away. I was really fascinated to hear her thoughts on marriage as the...