Illinois mayor Steve Chirico shamed for maskless wedding | Miami Herald

Mayors need to wear masks at weddings if they impose that citizens do the same. The same rule should apply that those getting married should take a premarital Preparation Course. Why is this the case? Well, the research shows that those that do take premarital preparation education are more likely to remain married. Fortunately we offer an Online Florida Premarital Preparation Course for $19.99 per couple. Our course also allows you to avoid the three day wait. You will also save $32.50 on your Florida marriage license. Take the course now get it done it is easy it’s self paced and it’s only four hours and completely online!

Illinois mayor Steve Chirico was shamed on Twitter by his niece after he attended his daughter’s wedding in Florida
— Read on www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article247511360.html

Save money on your Florida wedding

While we think it’s a fantastic idea to have a photo contest at your wedding to save money so you don’t have to hire a photographer, we also recommend that you take our Florida Premarital Preparation Course for $19.99 per couple. You will also save $32.50 on your Florida marriage license by taking our course and avoid the three day wait and fall deeper in love!

Bride-to-be asks her guests to compete in photo contest so she doesn’t have to hire photographer

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Wedding planners adapt to COVID-19 era with elopements, smaller ceremonies

COVID-19 has changed everything about getting married but don’t be alarmed, lots of couples are still getting married in Florida. Before you get married in Florida make sure you take our Florida Premarital Preparation Course for $19.99 per couple. You will avoid the three day wait and save lots of money on your marriage license. There is no greater time to take our premarital course!

Officiants and event coordinators across Tampa Bay are seeing couples tie the knot in small gatherings now, with plans to delay bigger celebrations.
— Read on www.tampabay.com/news/business/2020/11/27/wedding-planners-adapt-to-covid-19-era-with-elopements-smaller-ceremonies/

Premarital Course and COVID

Don’t forget to take our Florida Premarital preparation course if you’re getting married in Florida and you want to save $32.50 off your marriage license and avoid the three day wait. Our course is $19.99 per couple. Take our Florida Premarital Course today we know that you will love it!

www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2020/11/10/covid-19-may-mute-celebrations-but-toasting-who-and-what-matters-still-important/6043090002/

Say ‘I do’ during group Biker Wedding in Daytona Beach – News – Daytona Beach News-Journal Online – Daytona Beach, FL

Say ‘I do’ during group Biker Wedding in Daytona Beach – News – Daytona Beach News-Journal Online – Daytona Beach, FL
— Read on www.news-journalonline.com/news/20200309/say-lsquoi-dorsquo-during-group-biker-wedding-in-daytona-beach

Mother Gifts Late Daughter’s Wedding Dress to Another Bride-To-Be

Finding that perfect wedding dress is a journey.
— Read on www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/designer-wedding-gown-gift

Do not forget to take our Florida premarital preparation course and save big dollars on your Florida marriage license.

The Sound Off – Real Relationship Radio

#LISTEN #NOW to our latest podcast episode, Top Juicy Relationship Questions with returning special guest Psychologist Dr. D’Arienzo!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thesoundoff/2014/09/28/6-juicy-relationship-questions
Dr. D’Arienzo, author, of Florida Online Premarital Preparation Course, was a special guest on The Sound Off Real Relationship Radio on September 29, 2014. Dr. D’Arienzo is a quarterly special guest. We invite you to listen for helpful relationship tips.
The Florida Online Premartial Preparation Course is available on our main website at http://www.drdarienzo.com and at our Premarital Preparation Course Page. 
Our premarital course is approved in 67 counties of Florida to include:
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Washington

Why Do Marriages Fail?

Why Do Marriages Fail?

Why Do Marriages Fail? was written by future Industrial Organizational Psychologist, Brandon Araujo, for D’Arienzo Psychological Group in March 2014.

            After getting married, couples tend to go through a phase of pure bliss and happiness known as the “honeymoon” stage. After this stage, typically ending with the birth of the first child, many couples report a decline in their level of happiness. This scenario fits into what many psychologists refer to as the disillusionment model. This model was created by Willard Waller (1938), who suggested that partners tend to “put their best foot forward and highlight their good qualities” going into a marriage and eventually, “the romance begins to fade, particularly when the spouses discover that their mate is not as affectionate and wonderful as they were during courtship” (Huston, 2009). Huston conducted a study, which, over 14 years, followed multiple couples throughout courtship and marriage. After the 14 year period only 40% were both married and happy. Huston reported that in these lasting marriages, “the spouses had sweet dispositions, similar interests, compatible ideas about marital roles and a common trajectory for their relationship.” The other 60% of couples all struggled with certain difficulties; “Some were bad from the beginning and were quickly dissolved. Others differed in newlywed promises, in how much marital satisfaction increased and/or dissipated, and in the degree to which the partners’ views of each other became less favorable over the first 2 years of marriage.”

Joseph Ducanto (2013), a divorce lawyer for 56 years, provides four main reasons why divorces fail. The first being individual changes over the years. He mentions that throughout the development of the marriage the individuals may mature and develop at different rates or in different directions; for example, at the start of a marriage the woman may be unemployed and the man is the source of financial support, however, the woman may eventually become employed and earn more than the man giving her a sense of independence, which could possibly lead to her leaving the man. Another important factor is the amount of emotions shared by the two spouses. Contrary to many beliefs, men in marriages rely more heavily on their spouse than do women. The reason for this is that woman have many more sources of social support than men do, because of this men tend to be emotionally dependent on their wives. If a woman begins to provide less emotional support to her husband it may cause problems for the relationship as well as the man’s individual well being (depression, alcohol abuse, drug abuse).

The next reason Ducanto lists is the exacerbation of pre-existing strains. This reason can be related to a small crack in a car windshield; over time as the car experiences large bumps and more violent conditions the crack grows until it eventually covers the entire windshield. As the crack grows the more difficult it becomes to fix and eventually the entire windshield needs to be replaced. Marriages in this sense are very similar; any small cracks in a marriage (fights, financial struggles, family difficulties) will worsen with the impact of a larger event (birth of child, loss of a job, death of a child), eventually causing the marriage to end. The longer the small problems in the marriage are ignored the harder they will be to fix in the future.

Ducanto believes that boredom is another reason why marriages fail and is also the cause of the final reason, infidelity. As the marriage progresses the partners will occasionally develop repetitive behaviors with each other. This causes them to become tired of each other and instead of trying to become more spontaneous with their partner, they will often find another man or woman to create excitement in their life, leading to infidelity. Infidelity is an extremely common cause of marriage failure. I talk about how this very common issue can be prevented as well as fixed in my article Recovering From Infidelity (http://www.drdarienzo.com/2014/01/recovering-infidelity/).

As mentioned above in the car windshield metaphor, it is extremely important to solve any problems with your spouse in a timely manner. Also, Huston discovered that many courtships do not last long enough to see marriage; it may be wise to meet with a marriage counselor or psychologist early on in the stage of courtship in order to discover each partner’s ideas and views of marriage. It is also quite helpful to take a marriage preparation course prior to marriage or a marriage tune up course if already married and having marital difficulties. These are just a few good choices for any couples that are experiencing a slump in the pre-marriage process and their marriage and are uneasy about whether or not the relationship will last. The most important thing to remember is that ignoring problems during courtship or marriage will only cause them to grow over time, leading to larger difficulties in the future.

 

References

Ducanto, J. N. (2013). Why Do Marriages Fail?. American Journal Of Family Law,

26(4), 237-239.

 

HUSTON, T. L. (2009). What’s love got to do with it? Why some marriages succeed and

others fail. Personal Relationships16(3), 301-327. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6811.2009.01225.x

 

Dr. D’Arienzo, Relationship Expert and Clinical Psychologist at D’Arienzo Psychological Group, along with his team of marriage counselors and therapists are here to help you today. Contact us at 904-379-8094. We offer couples counseling by Skype, in our office, and through marriage tune up courses and premarital courses that can be taken online. Contact us today for more information.