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The Art of Manliness -- Advice to the Newly Married
'DON’T LET ANY TROUBLE GET IN BETWEEN YOU! -- The accent is on the word BETWEEN. -- All the trouble in the world is not going to bother you so long as it is on the outside. You’ll have enemies, but none of them can hurt you if they do not get between you. -- You’ll have disappointments, bereavements, disillusions, failures, regrets, mistakes, angers, and resentments; and you can resist seven tons of such stuff provided you stand together and don’t let any of it seep in between your two hearts. -- Be partners. Be allies and swear never, either one of you, to make a separate treaty with the enemy. -- Don’t have secrets one from the other. Organize your own oath-bound secret society now. Lock yourselves in, and the rest of the world out, even darling mother-in-law. -- Beware of the Intimate Friend to whom you tell things about your wedded companion. Said I.F. has broken up more couples than any other known snake. Be your own Intimate Friends. -- Gossip, tattle, and tell all you know to each other all you please, but not about each other to any third party. Remember that Three is a fearful crowd when it comes to married folk. The corners of the Eternal Triangle are both sharp and poison. -- When reverses come, or even poverty, loss, or debt, just cuddle up closer together, and you can laugh at them. -- Don’t let the darkness of dark days get in between you and separate you. Don’t let even your children, when they come, and I hope there’ll be a lot of them, get between you and alienate you. That sometimes happens. -- Remember — one thing only I’ve told you — write it down and hang it up on your wall: “There’s bitterness in this world, but it can’t make us bitter if it doesn’t come between us.” You’ve sworn “til death do us part, and for better or worse.” Stick to it!' -- No Thirds: https://stantatkinblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/the-making-of-a-third
psychology  attachment  relationships  marriage  integrity 
yesterday by adamcrowe
i'll tell you how (you're the one for me) [Schitt's Creek]
He’s broken from a cloud of thoughts by Stevie cracking the door open, and slipping into the room. She’s wearing makeup and her hair is all done up and he wants so badly to give her shit for it, but her face is serious, so he holds back.

“So I didn’t want to do this, but you need to go talk to David.”

Patrick raises his eyebrows. “He’s panicking.”

“He’s panicking.”
misc:small-fandom  au  romance  established!relationship  marriage  sweet  hurt/comfort  1000-9999 
yesterday by popkin16
Three Times John Used His Words
John doesn't always choose the best times to confess his feelings, but it always seems to work out in the end.
sga  mcshep  team  canon  angst  hurt/comfort  romance  sweet  humor  marriage  1000-9999  brumeier 
4 days ago by popkin16
A Degree of Compatibility - astolat - Transformers Animated (2007) [Archive of Our Own]
“And what’s the price for a Decepticon leader’s help these days?" Optimus said. "Head of his captor on a pike?”

The Councillors started falling over each other hurriedly protesting, no, no, of course not, how could Optimus think, never—and Megatron laughed over them all and said, “It’s not your head I want to mount. I have demanded you as my consort.”

“Okay, well, that’s—unexpected,” Optimus said, blankly.
fandom:transformers  marriage  pairing:megatron/optimusprime  length:<010000  ao3  author:astolat  !_good  via:shadowkeeper 
5 days ago by Harpijka
mikkimouse - Honeymoon
Kotetsu's hand found its way back into his hair. "So if you'd rather be in a warm bed, what are you doing out here?"

"I'd rather be in a warm bed with you," Barnaby reiterated. "But for some godforsaken reason, you want to watch the sun rise."

"So you came out here to be with me?"

He could hear the fond grin in Kotetsu's voice, and it made his heart skip a beat. "I did promise for better or worse. I'd hate to break the vows less than a week after I made them."
tiger&bunny  kaburagi.t.kotetsu/barnaby.brooks.jr  mikkimouse  postcanon  marriage  schmoop  wc:<1000  saveme 
5 days ago by silentfire
I Can Only Sleep When I’m Alone
The truth is that even if I have to sleep alone, I still can find my way to sleep these days, and that’s what really matters. I might never sleep great next to a warm body again. I’m mostly okay with that.
health  relationships  love  attention  sex  marriage  sleep  memory 
5 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Think Beijing marriage market is bad? In Chengdu, even doctors don’t make the cut
"Matchmakers put personality and compatibility above all else when it comes to future husbands and wives for their adult children"
china  marriage 
5 days ago by jimmykduong
The Beijing marriage market: putting a price on a perfect match in a Chinese park
"Every weekend, parents hoping to find a perfect match for their single adult children head to Zhongshan Park near the Forbidden City to tout the virtues of their offspring."
china  marriage 
5 days ago by jimmykduong
Young People Are Having Less Sex - The Atlantic
Fisher, like many other experts, attributes the sex decline to a decline in couplehood among young people.
porn  happiness  marriage  sex 
7 days ago by Jswindle

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