Category Archives: Aging Together

Aging while Married

The August issue of U.S. Catholic has three excellent articles on living in retirement.  The first, You Can’t Take It with You, by Laura Fletcher, deals with some of the practicalities that become important as we get older.  We need … Continue reading

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The Marriage Bed

A couple of days ago an article titled “Divided we Stand?  The case for separate beds” by Holly Allen Slate was published in our local newspaper.  It’s one of those articles that is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but also a bit … Continue reading

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Good News about Men and Marriage

Recently, we wrote a blog about how marriage is treated in the sayings on T-shirts, posters, etc.  We found that most of the “humorous?’ phrases made marriage look bad and particularly men were portrayed as totally dominated by their wives.  … Continue reading

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April Fool’s and Other Days

Yesterday was April Fools day and it made us think and talk about what role healthy fun has in a thriving relationship.  Some ideas for tricks to play on the other came up.  They included: * placing double-sided tape a … Continue reading

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Love is…

1Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. … Continue reading

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How to keep joy in your life [marriage] all year long

This has been quite a winter.  The holidays were great, but very busy.  It was the first time in 12 years that we were all together – children, spouses and grandchildren on Christmas Day.  Three weeks later our youngest son … Continue reading

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10 simple steps to a healthier, happier (marriage)

If you are like us you are always looking for ways to change your attitudes, enhance your life together, continue to create intimacy and be drawn closer in your relationship.  Sunday this blog appeared on Rita’s Web browser.  Life coach … Continue reading

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“Auld Lang Syne”

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon; The flames of Love extinguished, and fully past and gone: Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold, that loving Breast of thine; That thou canst never once reflect On Old … Continue reading

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Aging and the Christmas Tree (Repost)

We are taking a break to enjoy the holidays with our family.This is a repost from Dec 2012.  Our next post will be Jan 8, 2014.  We wish you a Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year! (Bob) … Continue reading

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Ways to Stay Happy in the Winter

This morning a posting titled 6 Surefire Ways to Stay Happy This Winter popped up.  It stated that “In the dregs of winter it’s easy to get down. So we (Real Beauty) reached out to Keri Glassman, nutritionist and author … Continue reading

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