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Today in History: St Valentine 

The rose is red, the violet's blue, The honey's sweet, and so are you. Thou art my love, and I am thine; I drew thee to my Valentine. The lot was cut and then I drew, And fortune said it should be you. -- traditional English nursery rhyme, A Valentine for You   Valentine of …

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Today in History: William Shakespeare Marries Anne Hathaway 

Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring bark, Whose worth's unknown, although …

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Debriefing Socrates: Singlism, Marriage, Partnership, or…? What’s the Right Choice for You? 

What are our options in long-term relationships today?  How free are we to choose what suits us best – and how free should we be? Are our choices constrained by stereotyping and discrimination? Among the questions addressed in this session were: 1.   What choices for your long-term relationships have you made, or are you considering? 2.   …

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The seven principles for making marriage work 

Title: The seven principles for making marriage work Author(s): John M. Gottman and Nan Silver Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c1999 Check it out! HQ734 .G7136 1999 From the publisher: John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits …

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On Beauty 

We take turns sketching articles of clothing. I am copying my daughter’s favorite summer dress – a simple spaghetti strap that flows to mid calf  in a beautiful sunset of yellow, orange, and rose – set off by her sparkly starfish necklace. Pleased, she draws bell bottom trousers and a sequin top, and then attempts …

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