The Happiness Connection

Welcome marital change

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm

I love people watching. Recently, I was at a family wedding and had the perfect opportunity to indulge in a little human observation. I hadn’t seen much...

Avoid energy vampires

Jul 8, 2018 / 11:00 am

My writing spot for this week is very different from the peace I enjoyed in St. James’ Park last week. I am in a totally different part of London, sitting...

Have a Plan B

Jul 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

As I write this, I am sitting on a bench in St. James’s Park in London, enjoying one of the most intense heat waves on record in Britain. I’m...

Marriage polishes you

Jun 24, 2018 / 11:00 am

Are you the same person you were when you got married? The answer to that may depend on which anniversary you are celebrating this year. If you are a newly wed,...

Don't be dead right

Jun 17, 2018 / 11:00 am

As I backed out of my driveway a few days ago, I could hear a car in the distance. We live on a corner and the engine I heard was coming up the road...

Marriage can keep you alive

Jun 10, 2018 / 11:00 am

The deaths of Kate Spade on Tuesday and Anthony Bourdain on Friday have refocused society’s attention on suicide. My first memory of being touched by...

Pulling marital weeds

Jun 3, 2018 / 11:00 am

When I first started writing this column, my greatest concern was whether I would be able to find enough new topics to write about. I no longer worry about...

Marriage, not money

May 27, 2018 / 11:00 am

Did you watch the royal wedding last weekend? I didn’t get a chance as I was out of town, but that didn’t stop me from looking at photos and...

Marriage connection

May 20, 2018 / 11:00 am

One reason I love the work I do is the opportunity it gives me to travel and to connect with people from all over the world. I believe that consciously making...

Don't mother hubby

May 13, 2018 / 11:00 am

Happy Mother’s Day, not only to the biological moms of the world, but to all women who have played a role in the upbringing of a child. This includes...

Marriage and sunglasses

May 6, 2018 / 11:00 am

While walking down the sidewalk last week, I caught my toe on some uneven pavement. The fall seemed to happen in slow motion. I remember my brain trying to find...

Truths for a happy marriage

Apr 29, 2018 / 11:00 am

Days growing longer and warmer can mean only one thing; it’s wedding season. It is impossible to miss the increase in Facebook and Instagram posts about...

Modernizing marriage

Apr 22, 2018 / 11:00 am

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 Do you believe that marriage results in two...

Weird marriage behaviour

Apr 15, 2018 / 11:00 am

My husband is responsible for feeding the pets every morning and then taking the dog into the yard to do his chores. I had to fill in for him one morning this...

A marriage with self

Apr 8, 2018 / 11:00 am

There is no accounting for who you feel chemically attracted to. I swore I would never go out with anyone under six feet, and yet I married a man who an inch...

Melania's marriage

Apr 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

Have you ever been the subject of gossip? Perhaps you were fired from your job or had a public meltdown in front of a crowd of onlookers. I can remember my...

Ultimate marriage question

Mar 25, 2018 / 11:00 am

“Will you marry me?” Asking or answering this question is likely to be one of the biggest decisions a person ever makes. Is this the person for...

Don't be a marriage victim

Mar 18, 2018 / 11:00 am

Have you ever been taken by surprise by getting angry or emotional about something you didn’t expect to be affected by? I’m sure it is something we...

Prince Charming's flaws

Mar 11, 2018 / 11:00 am

When I first got married, I expected my husband to meet all my needs, which he did. Unfortunately, this period of perfect bliss only lasted while we were in our...

Fairy-tale marriages

Mar 4, 2018 / 11:00 am

The 2018 Academy Award winners will be announced tonight. I love movies and have been on a quest to see all nine best picture nominations before today. Did you...