I'm Learning What 'For Worse' Means Before We Even Get Married

When Joe and I adopted Cheddar, a scared, three-year-old blonde terrier mutt who looked like a small, fat, elderly lion, I was excited to have our first shared responsibility. It was a first step toward a long life of joining forces and making real, living things happier and healthier and stronger than they would…

How to Survive a Marriage When You Both Work From Home

In advance of our wedding last May, my husband and I were warned, frequently, that “the first year of marriage is the hardest.” I had always assumed this well-worn piece of advice was really about making the adjustment to cohabitation, which can coincide with the first year of marriage but is kind of a separate issue.