Love and Relationships

Happily Ever After Is Just The Beginning!

Lesli Doares, LMFT

Happily Ever After is Just the Beginning! – Happily Ever After is Not Just About You

A few couples choose to elope. Others go to the courthouse and get married with no fuss or frills. Most couples, maybe even you, decided to have a more formal ceremony with your friends and family to share your momentous day—party after optional. There is a long-standing reason for this that often is not thought about. Your marriage is not just about you; it is also about your community. Frequently, the gathered guests are asked to commit to supporting the newly married couple. Like other commitments made on that day, there is often a lack of understanding about what they are promising. Whether it’s a popular opinion or not, the success of marriage has proven impacts on society. David Blankenhorn, author and co-director of the Marriage Opportunity Council joins the show to discuss these effects and what the plan is to turn it around. Send your comments and show suggestions to Lesli or @LesliDoares.