Simple Marriage

That’s the name of a website I stumbled upon recently, courtesy of Private Practice Blogs. That day’s entry, “Beware of marital drift” caught my attention. Now, anyone that’s been married or in a longterm relationship can appreciate that title. And it’s not just a catchy title, it’s followed by a pithy post. Here’s a snippet:

In the last month, have you and your spouse:
Kissed passionately without making love?
Gone out on a date without friends or the kids?
Held hands?
Talked at length about something other than the kids, money, schedules, household needs or conflicts?
Done something special for each other?
Prayed together (other than at mealtime)?

The quiz continues in that vein, followed by sections “In the last 6 months have you” and “In the last year have you” and concludes by having you compute your “marital drift score”.

Maybe “marital drift” doesn’t grab you. How about today’s post: “Sex tips for the shy wife and the nice guy.”

Perhaps you’ve already familiar with the work of Dr. Corey Allan though his guest posts on self-help blog Zen Habits, or Zen Family Habits. I was intrigued enough by what I read to click on the About page, and found Dr. Allan’s approach to marriage and relationships to be interesting.

Marriage is more about becoming a better human than it is about the two people being happy. And when you keep things simple, you can experience more in marriage and life.

It seems like Simple Marriage is up to something, launching some kind of major project. So I’ll be returning from time to time to see what they’re up to.


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Clinical Psychologist practicing in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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