Why I Got Married in My 50s
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Why I Got Married in My 50s

The truth is I was happy before I married. I’d been single for about 4 years and had used that time to really get to know myself. I had a successful career and good friends. I wasn’t the type to wait until I had a relationship to do things, so I went out with friends, traveled, and generally enjoyed my life. So why, you ask, did I get married? The answer to that is I met my perfect match. When you reach a “certain age,” you know what you want. There are no more games, no more pretenses; at least that is how I think it should be.

3 Prevalent Myths About Sex, Debunked [EXPERT]
You'll be surprised!
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3 Prevalent Myths About Sex, Debunked

In the United States, the average life expectancy for men is 76 years. For women, it's 81. But, a sex satisfaction poll conducted earlier this year showed that both men and women considered the best sex of their lives to have occurred in their early 30s!

'Hope Springs': A Revolutionary Film About Marriage [EXPERT]
Kay (Meryl Streep) was ready to change her marriage. Are you ready to change yours?
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'Hope Springs': A Revolutionary Film About Marriage

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to catch the newly-released movie Hope Springs, written by Vanessa Taylor, producer and scriptwriter of the television series Game of Thrones. Coming out of the movie, I tried to sort out the many messages and lessons that sprung forth (pun intended).

Are You Mature Enough For Marriage?
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Are You Mature Enough For Marriage?

I’ve accumulated several licenses after 37 years. These documents empower me as a woman and contribute to my identity. My transition into adulthood is unequivocally tied to my credentials. My paperwork is a timeline of personal and professional growth. When I received my driver’s license, I felt incredibly free. (It’s amazing what four wheels and four cylinders can do for a 16-year-old). After receiving my dental hygiene license, I felt academically accomplished. When I received my CPR certification, I felt capable in the event of a crisis.

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Marriage Trend: Young Marriage Declining

If there is one thing younger couples have gotten smarter about since the recession, it’s at what age they decide to marry. A long-standing study reveals a marriage trend in which the percent of college-educated couples vs. not college-educated couples marrying before the age of 30 has evened out for the first time since 1990.

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Survey: Most Americans Married By 40

Wondering if you'll ever get married? According to new federal data, you probably will. According to a study of almost 13,000 people, about 80 percent of Americans are married by age 40. A more general finding shows that 70 percent of people ages 25 – 44 have been married at least once.

What's The Ideal Age To Marry?
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What's The Ideal Age To Marry?

The facts: According to USA Today, Americans are getting hitched later than ever—the median marriage age is the oldest it's been since the census started tracking the stat in 1890: 25.6 for women and 27.5 for men. Back in the late nineteenth century we were at 26 for men and 22 for women; marriage ages reached a low in the early 60s, when men wed at 22 and women at 20. Since then we've been waiting longer and longer.