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17 Nov 2008 10:29 AM by Sachin Gupta
Rule of thumb - Don't make fun of your beau
You may never have thought of it, but it's important for couples to share a sense of humour.
Most people relate 'humour' to 'funny'. So anything humorous becomes a funny issue. Never something sad.
However, in Sheena's case, misplaced humour turned out to be the cause for her broken engagement.
When humour caused disaster...
The whole idea of her sense of humour being the leading reason for her ex-fiancée Vinod to Read Full Post
17 Nov 2008 10:24 AM by Sachin Gupta
It's the most basic ingredient in a marriage. And yet if love isn't 'true', it can spell doom for a marriage.
Love (Ishq )
A marriage sans love - is that even conceivable? Before you blurt out your almost predictable answer - 'Of course not!' - hold on a minute... not all couples who enter into arranged marriages 'love' each other in every sense of the word.
Quite the contrary. Most often, such would-be partners know of and appreciate a few character traits and the appearance of Read Full Post
14 Nov 2008 3:33 PM by Sachin Gupta
Will you still need me... will you still feed me, when I am sixty-four?
The Beatles crooned this line perhaps wondering what it takes to keep 'desire' alive in a marriage at the ripe age of sixty-four. Well - humans are thankfully living longer than ever, and this line is as applicable for a couple at the age of seventy-four, eighty-four and thereafter too.
Fact is - a marriage is a lifelong relationship, but like everything else affected by time, it changes as the years go by. Read Full Post
I don't mean just in the general sense, I mean in every sense. We all know to keep a car key between our first and second finger when we walk through a dark parking lot alone. We know that someone who is aggressive on a first date should not get a second. We know not to give money to someone who claims to have a bridge to sell us. We do not know, however, how to say no to someone we love. We are generous to a fault most of the time, putting our assets and resources at their fingerti Read Full Post
26 Aug 2008 9:13 PM by Sachin Gupta
Second, third, even fourth marriages are relatively commonplace in this day and age. While nobody applauds the high divorce rate in this country, we nonetheless recognize remarriage as a fact of life -- and a great opportunity for a happy new start (and a cool second wedding) for thousands of couples.
Second- or third-time-around couples often find themselves at a loss as to how to go about celebrating their nuptials -- as if a marriage that is not one's first is any less cause f Read Full Post