Ring: $12,000

Flowers: $1500

Photographer: $2500

Having the kind of marriage where you’re both still excited to be together fifteen years from now…


I don’t need to tell you about the potential pitfalls of marriage. I’m not going to quote scary statistics about divorce rates at you. And I’m not going to yap at you about how crappy divorce is for children – there’s a strong chance you or your fiance lived through it first-hand in your own family growing up.

What I would like to tell you is that there are a many, many couples who love each other to bits, cherish the the wonderful family that they have created together, and genuinely think that getting married to each other was the best thing they’ve ever done. Even decades later. I know this because I’m one of them. I’m going to totally date myself now and sound like the “Grizzled Gen-Xer” I am: I’ve been married for nearly twenty years, and still think that my husband is awesome.

And my engagement ring came out of a bubblegum machine. In 1993. I still wear it, and it is the most valuable, priceless thing I own.

Getting married is not about the ring or the clothes or the party. All that fades away. I can barely remember my own wedding. But the connection, love, and friendship I have with my husband is priceless beyond measure. My marriage is the foundation of my entire life. You deserve to have this too.

On this episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast, I’ll be sharing the three essential ingredients you need to create a lifetime of happiness together.


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