The Culture of Marriage

greece-island-santorini-sea-Favim.com-1899102In spring of this year the Queen and I were blessed with a vacation through Italy and Greece. This was her first experience in Europe and I hadn’t been in well over a decade. One of our many preparations for the trip was learning about the cultures of the places we would be visiting. How is tipping considered at restaurants in Rome?

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Your Phone And Your Future Relationship Happiness

Favim.com-37161I have a cousin who believes it’s his inalienable right to pilfer any unprotected cell phone and using the closest social media app wreak havoc in the owner’s life. He once announced his sister’s pregnancy on her Facebook feed. She spent the remainder of the week assuring friends that middle-aged women aren’t nearly so fertile.

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There aren’t relationship problems, only you problems

bullet-game-joker-jonker-Favim.com-614663There’s no such thing as a ‘relationship problem’. A romantic relationship, and even a marriage, at its most fundamental and technical, represents the agreement of two people with common goals. Two individuals agreeing informally or formally to ‘do life’ together. But that arrangement isn’t organic; it doesn’t get sick, suffer PMS, or endure mood swings. A relationship won’t argue when you leave the toilet seat up or throw a fit for spending too much at ULTA. Relationships aren’t alive; the people in them are. So why do we insist otherwise?

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