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Helping Your Relationship Survive Pre-Wedding Madness

weddingIs your wedding putting you at risk for…divorce? As research shows, the decisions you make leading up to your wedding day can have a bigger impact on your marriage than you might think. For example, couples who indulge on pricey nuptials are more likely to see their marriage end in divorce: specifically, couples that spend $20,000 or more on their wedding are 3.5 times more likely to split up than those who spend less than half that amount.

Could a lower budget wedding be the key to marital bliss? And what other pre-wedding pitfalls should you watch out for? If you’re planning a wedding, read on to learn what you can do to make your Big Day what it’s supposed to be: the active commitment to a meaningful life partnership. Read more

What Is a Covenant Marriage?

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Making headlines in wedding news this week are the nuptials of Jill Duggar, the second eldest daughter of TV’s famous 19 Kids and Counting Duggar clan, and her new husband, Derick Dillard. Their wedding — which recently aired on TLC — is all the buzz not just because of the Duggar’s reality TV celebrity, but because the two decided to enter into a different kind of marital agreement called a “covenant marriage.” Read more

Study: Pricier Engagement Rings Predict Divorce Risk


The bigger the diamond, the shorter the marriage? According to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, the giving of a pricier engagement ring before marriage could be an indicator of increased divorce risk down the road. Read more

The Ultimate Divorce Loophole: We Were Never Married in the First Place!

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Before their divorce, New Jersey couple Michael and Debra Mandelbaum lived as husband and wife for 20 years.

Or did they? As the pair’s divorce, initiated by Debra Mandelbaum, moves forward, Michael Mandelbaum has taken an unusual position: despite a well-documented wedding ceremony, jointly filed tax returns, and multiple anniversary cards exchanged over the years, he’s claiming the two were never technically married. Read more