Living Together Before Marriage: I Do or I Don’t?

by Oh Lovely Day

Living together before the wedding is a personal preference that most people feel strongly about one way or the other.  Some people, me included, think living together is a good test run for marriage.  Others want to wait until they are married to move in together.  Is there a right and wrong way? My husband and I lived together for five years before we got married.  It was a very good thing for us.  It let us get past those early days of passive-aggressively battling over...

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Marriage Prep: Growing Old Together with Financial Confidence

by Azure

At the beginning of every month we like to give you a little info that's less about planning your wedding and more about planning your life together. This week's "Marriage Prep" article is all about tips for learning how to think about financial investments together. It may not be as exciting as centerpieces, but it will last a lot longer! Helpful Links Invest Together for Financial Confidence Marriage Prep Wedding Flower Gallery (in case you would rather look at centerpieces)

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Marriage Prep: Recession Proof Your Marriage

by Azure

We like to start off every month with a look not at wedding planning, but about planning for your life together. This month's marriage prep article is about how to recession-proof your marriage. It's not the secret to wealth, but some suggestions for making sure that you and your relationship are strong enough to withstand financial hardship. Pretty timely, yes? We're always looking for new ideas for the marriage prep section, so let us know if you have topics you'd like to see us...

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Marriage Prep: Creating a Romance Ritual

by Azure

At the beginning of every month we like to bring you an article in our advice section that's not so much about how to choose a caterer or band, but more about advice for your marriage. We call this section Marriage Prep. This month Dr. Jackie Black shares advice on creating romance rituals as a way of divorce-proofing your marriage. Read the article then let us know, do you and your honey have any rituals? Helpful Links Creating Romance Rituals Marriage Prep Top Tips Articles...

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Marriage Prep: Financial Planning for Your Future

by Azure

A couple of months ago we started a new section of our advice section called "Marriage Prep." The idea is that once a month we'll give you a little info that's not about how to plan your wedding, but about how to plan your life together. This month, financial planner Stephanie Schranz of Wadell and Reed gives you a starting point for having a conversation about financial planning. Is it as exciting as wedding dresses? Well, probably not, but it is important! What other topics...

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Marriage Prep: Health Insurance for Married Couples

by Azure

Last month, we started a new section of our advice section called "Marriage Prep." At the beginning of every month we'll give you a new article that's less about planning your wedding, and more about planning for your life together. This month, Carrie McClean of ehealthinsurance.com gives you some tips and information about health insurance for newly married couples. Did you know that medical bills are one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy, and financial trouble is one of...

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A Love Story for the Holidays

by Azure

The next time you're feeling a little overwhelmed with all of your wedding planning check out this sweet story from the NorthWest Florida Daily News. After 59 years of marriage (they eloped when the bride was 16), this loving couple died within minutes of each other. Read the complete story here. Isn't that what we all want? Someone to accompany us on life's journeys?

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The Man Registry: 5 Celebrity Grooms That Shouldn’t Meet the ‘Rents

by Azure

About The Man Registry If you get engaged to one of these guys, you may want to consider eloping. They’re just not what we’d call “meeting the parents material” Mickey Rourke If you didn’t hear, Mickey Rourke recently got engaged. Now we’re not saying his recent comeback isn’t a great thing– but will your parents be able to trust in the fact that he won’t disappear on you like he disappeared on the acting world? Tiger Woods Where do we begin? Hell, there’s...

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Marriage Through The Decades: How Times Have Changed!

by Azure

I often find myself wishing I was born decades ago, when life seemed so simple. With BlackBerrys, iPhones, and other smartphones replacing face-to-face conversation, and constant email inundation making it impossible to leave work at the office, I yearn for the days when family and feelings trumped technology... But, when I see things like this, I thank my lucky stars that I'm a GenY baby! This newspaper clip was taken from the January, 12th, 1918 Brooklyn Eagle, and it...

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