10 Ways to Marry the Wrong Person

by Dov  Heller Blind love is not the way to choose a spouse. With the divorce rate over 50 percent, too many are apparently making a serious mistake in deciding who to spend the rest of their life with. Here are practical tools for keeping your eyes wide open.  To avoid becoming a "statistic," try to internalize these 10 insights. #1. You pick the wrong person because you expect him/her to change after you're married. The classic mistake. Never marry potential. The golden rule is, … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Avoid Wedding Disaster

There are many ways to plan a wedding that you won't enjoy.  For example, your best friend says you MUST do the bouquet toss, although you think it's the silliest of customs. You want to cry as you cut the over-your-budget wedding cake you ordered to please your mom. Your guests are cold and wet after an unexpected shower at your outdoor ceremony... Don't let this happen to you!  From the Wedding Examiner, an LA-based creator and conductor of hundreds of civil and event weddings a year, comes … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Stay in Love Forever

I'd heard that a friend of mine (we'll call her Rachel) was having marriage difficulties and I called her yesterday to see how she was doing. Married just over a year, I vividly recall conversations we had while she was dating and engaged. She couldn't say enough about how wonderful he was. She was so excited about getting married, and she was unquestionably in love. And now... "We are going to a talk to a highly recommended marriage counselor tomorrow," she told me yesterday, " But it … [Read more...]

Want a Successful Marriage? 10 Ways to avoid becoming a Divorce Statistic

The sobering truth about marriages today is that 52-percent of them end up dissolving. Young couples marry with visions of themselves celebrating their Golden Wedding anniversary together... yet over half of them split up. That means that your  marriage has an equal chance of success or failure.  How can you ensure that your marriage will flourish year after year? Here are Ten Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage, brought to you by divorce expert Joel Schwartz, who wants to keep young … [Read more...]