Can 36 Questions Lead to Love?

The New York Times posted an article back in 2015 about falling in love and intimacy, that a former bride sent my way a few months back. We were talking about the fact that more and more couples are getting married by dear friends and family rather than a Rabbi, Pastor, or Priest. Which is great! But what happens is they often aren’t doing the traditional premarital classes/counseling that those officiants require to have them do your nuptials. We weren’t commenting on whether this is good or bad… it was more of a concept we noticed and wondered if couples felt as prepared before saying “I Do” as they did in the past having gone through some type of counseling. With the rising divorce rate… I was curious if it was at all related and how couples were feeling before taking that next step. Prepared? Or not? We discussed some ideas on what couples could do to deepen their relationship or go over important topics together without their officiant and what that would look like. That’s when she sent me the article.

The author, Daniel Jones, goes onto to reference a study by Psychologist Arthur Aron that considered whether intimacy/love between a couple could be accelerated by asking a series of questions of each other. Sounds simple, right? Obviously the study is based on a mutual understanding of vulnerability and honestly between both parties. Otherwise, I’m assuming it wouldn’t work. But what an interesting concept! In a world filled with dating profiles (that you can meticulously plan out and edit) and so much of our communication rooted in texting… the idea of sitting across from a partner, looking into their eyes and being incredibly vulnerable seems really intense… but isn’t that what we should be doing anyways? That’s my opinion… but the question is are we actually doing this? I would argue that many are not. Or not enough.

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Financial Planning for Your Future: Tasteful Wellness Series

Boy do we have a treat for you guys today! As the first installment of our new Tasteful Wellness series, we are bringing you all the best tips for financial planning and your financial success as a new couple.

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