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No sex?

I have just read this article by Emma Mayhew in The Times:   Helen Mirren says sex isn’t essential to a lasting union. But can happiness prevail without it? I can’t remember which relationships counsellor it was — it could have been the second we went to, or it might…

Daily bickering can bring love to a marriage?

 A happily married couple for 70 years in Britain has revealed their secret of marital bliss -- "have a blazing row every day". Edwin and Mary Daubney met in 1942. The chance meeting took place over an argument between Edwin and a friend about who should ask Mary for the…

Kissing witticism circa 1954

Found in The Public Speaker's Treasure Chest by Herbert V Prochnow and Herbert V. Prochnow Jr., first published 1954: A kiss is a peculiar proposition. Of no use to anyone, yet absolute bliss to two. The small boy gets it for nothing, the young man has to lie for it,…

Sands

Neil and I at Duo Coaching keep an up to date list of reliable resources to help our couples cope with whatever issues they are facing, and this includes an awareness of helpful charities. One of those charities is Sands, for when a baby is stillborn, or dies soon after…

Obamas in Love

[Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle] Emotional intelligence … The popularity on Twitter of the Obamas' victory embrace indicates his support among younger people Obama celebrated his election victory this week by immediately tweeting an emotional photograph of him and his wife, Michelle, embracing, and it has become the most re-tweeted…