The snow has fallen, wool socks have been pulled out of storage, fire places have been lit, winter is here and it has plateaued: don’t let your relationship do the same. Here’s the thing about complacency, it’s a natural part of a relationship’s journey, but it can be avoided. Leading up to National Marriage Week, the team at PREPARE/ENRICH wants to encourage you to keep your relationship on your mind. When you do this, you are already taking a step in the right direction to combat complacency.
PREPARE/ENRICH is holding a contest to bring the butterflies back in your relationship. We want to hear your first date story, whether it’s funny, heart-wrenching, awkward, let’s reminisce. Please read our full list of rules and regulations and submit your story before February 7th for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Subsequently, we’d like to share some fun facts about marriage, in order to keep you thinking about marriage throughout the day.
- Did you know that Queen Victoria of England was the first to wear a white wedding gown?
- Love wasn’t relevant until the Enlightenment era when people started to marry for love. Marriage used to be about financial and land gain
- The median age for a first marriage is 27 for women and 29 for men, which is up from 20 and 23 (respectively) in 1960
- Las Vegas issues over 122,000 marriage licenses every year
- Nearly 42 million adults in the United States have been married more than once
- The longest marriage on record is Daniel and Susan Bakeman, who were married for 91 years
- An American couple married for fifty years or more can receive a card from the President and the First Lady for their anniversary
Lastly, we will be offering a discount on our DIY relationship assessment, Couple Checkup, from $35 to $19.95 during National Marriage Week (2/7/17 – 2/14/17). We feel it is important to check in with your relationship and keep an open line of communication flowing between each other. After you take the assessment, utilize our discussion guide to keep talking about your relationship. Please visit the Couple Checkup website to create an account and begin the assessment. Let’s bring the butterflies back together.