In praise of the tenacity of marriage

There was absolutely no way I’d marry young. Raised by a strong mother who endured a difficult marriage and divorce, I was in no rush to entangle my life with someone who might hurt and abandon me.

Why we hide our emotions

Shortly after my husband and I were first married, we were sitting in a restaurant near a middle-aged couple. They were good-looking, well-coiffed, drinking what looked like being expensive wine—and barely said two words to each other.

A beautiful wedding band for life!

You’ve booked the church, hired the caterer, and found the dress. Your once impossibly long pre-wedding checklist is getting shorter! But don't leave the most important item for last: your rings.

A dangerous attraction

I’ve never been interested in cheating on my husband, even during our darkest years.