Unsolicited Advice for Newlyweds

Photo by Drew Coffman on Unsplash

My wife, Barbara, and I attended a wedding ceremony recently, and the newlyweds appeared to be both young and innocent, blissfully unaware of all that might face them in their lives together. During the reception afterwards, the disc jockey asked all the other married couples to join the new couple on the dance floor, an affirmation of sorts that this institution of marriage can work, no matter how challenging. As I witnessed these…



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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.