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60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile

60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile | Relationships |

Here’s a selection of 60 tiny love stories recently submitted to our sister site, Makes Me Think, that not only made us think, but warmed our hearts and made us smile too.  We hope they do the same for you.

  1. Today, my 75-year-old grandpa who has been blind from cataracts for almost 15 years said to me, “Your grandma is just the most beautiful thing, isn’t she?” I paused for a second and said, “Yes she is. I bet you miss seeing that beauty on a daily basis.” “Sweety,” my grandpa said, “I still see her beauty every day. In fact, I see it more now than I used to when we were young.” MMT

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Happiness Blueprint 's curator insight, May 28, 2013 5:20 PM


Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 30, 2013 11:12 AM

These are the most beautiful little love stories. I experienced tears of joy and gratitude for living in such a beautiful world.

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Relationship Facts :: marriage matters

Relationship Facts :: marriage matters | Relationships |
From Why Marriage Matters, 2nd Edition.

Among the research findings summarized by the report are:

About Children

  • Parental divorce reduces the likelihood that children will graduate from college, and achieve high-status jobs.

About Men

  • Married men earn between 10 and 40 percent more than single men with similar education and job histories.

About Women

  • Married mothers have lower rates of depression than single or cohabiting mothers.

Read the full document. Read a summary from Marriage Matters

Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

Looking for a reason to stay married? Here it is. These pro-marriage research findings are all in one document. I found it interesting that over five studies "analyzing different populations find that married men

(especially married fathers) have lower testosterone levels than do
similar men who never-married or divorced." Of note, co-habitating men had the same results. Apparently being near a woman lowers testosterone. 

Read the full document. Read a summary from Marriage Matters@marriage_coc 

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40% Annoyed, 40% Happy, 20% Love = A Healthy Marriage — The Good Men Project

40% Annoyed, 40% Happy, 20% Love = A Healthy Marriage — The Good Men Project | Relationships |

First off, Hollywood lied. Marriage isn’t a magical and wonderful union between two people. It’s messy, hard and emotionally challenging hard work. That is why I personally love marriage (and of course my wife). We need to move the away from the social paradigm where people expect marriages to be happy and constantly blissful and instead move towards the work of creating healthy marriages.

"40% Annoyed, 40% Happy, 20% Love = A Healthy Marriage " -

Via Brenda Elliott
Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

It's sad, but true...Hollywood lied. 

Brenda Elliott's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:14 AM

That's about right- totally worth committing your life toward- just not how Hoolywood projects it...

Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:00 PM

The reality of marriage -- it will being annoyed at your spouse. But then the bliss is unbelievable. 

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Dr. Amy Fuller, Marriage & Family Therapist passionate about healing & empowering a fuller life through Relational, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual Health/Growth.