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A question which many young couples are asking themselves these days when it comes to the theme of marriage is what exactly is it that makes a successful matrimonial. The older generation did this very well of course but these days divorce rates are rising and to be frank, the statistics are worrying. To shed some light on this I thought that I would talk a but today about my friend Eric Wetlaufer, the boss of my company here in Wesson and a man who has been married to his wife for over 35 years. I know the family well…

The ‘Big Day’ planning starts the moment someone answers, ‘Yes’. From there, the magic begins. What will you choose – an indoor or outdoor wedding? There are a few things to consider first. Outdoor vs. Indoor There are strong points for each side of the indoor/outdoor venue. There are also strong points against each. Here are some of the pros of an outdoor wedding: Spectacular scenery Destination options are endless Natural settings Child-friendly atmosphere The pros for an indoor wedding are equally compelling: Climate-controlled Weather will not be a problem Stable flooring for chairs and tables Outside noises will be…

Why are women some of the hardest people to shop for? Is it because there are just so many cool things out there that it’s hard to narrow down? The fact that they seem to already have a ton of everything and want for nothing? Or that women are driven by emotion and love gifts with meaning (as opposed to a guy who tends to think more on the side of practicality)? Whatever it is, most guys find themselves up in arms trying to figure out how to make that special woman in their lives smile. If you’re currently searching…

Getting married is typically one of the happiest days of anyone’s life. Staying happy, especially through the rough times, is sometimes difficult and can test the strength of a marriage. There are many issues that come up, like in any relationship, and the key to staying together and getting through it is communication and honesty. There are many common issues that can come up and it’s how you handle them that ensures you stay strong in your marriage. Money Problems This is probably the biggest and most destructive thing that happens in any relationship. When money problems arise, tempers might…

Your wedding day is special. In fact it may be the most special day of your life. You and your spouse will take a bow to become husband and wife for the rest of your lives and this occasion will commemorate these vows. As you look to start planning your wedding, your thoughts are fixed on how to make it the most amazing day ever. And as you think through all the details that are necessary to plan and execute it, you realize that making that day perfect is a very difficult job. There are hundreds of small details that…

These days, there are all sorts of gimmicks to surprise guests invited to attend a wedding. Some people don’t even bother to send out printed invitations at all. Electronic invites have become a massive trend as they are easy to create and send. The problem with these invitations is that they lack sincerity. The letter focuses on the aesthetic appeal and shock value rather than on the content. You can take things to a new level and not only use paper for sending invitations but use your handwriting for the content. It might seem like a laborious task that could…

When you’ve been in a committed relationship with someone for several years, you tend to get comfortable. The nuances of the relationship have worn off and though you care about and love your partner, it’s just not the same. Suddenly, there’s distance between the two of you. You start dreading the monotony of what has become your life and long for the passion, happiness, and romance that you once knew (and see in other relationships). Before you know it, you’re arguing about everything, not communicating at all, and the feelings start to fizzle. This is true for every relationship. As…

When it comes to the family you love, you want everyone to be happy and healthy. That’s what having a loving family is all about. However, happy and healthy doesn’t just apply to you, your spouse and your children. It applies to your pets as well. As pets get older, just like humans, they can end up with a few conditions that warrant you taking extra special care of them. One of those conditions is arthritis. It is one of the most common ailments in middle-aged to older dogs. However, since your pet can’t speak to you, they can’t tell…

Do you know what the average cost of a wedding is in 2018? Depending on where you get your numbers, it’s somewhere in the $25,000 to $35,000 range – which is insane! And if you’re like most people, you can’t come anywhere close to affording this. The good news is that you don’t have to spend an outrageous sum of money to throw an enjoyable wedding that you, your spouse-to-be, and your friends and family enjoy. You do, however, have to be strategic with how you spend your money if you want to slash expenses without looking cheap. 4 Practical…

When a family member or loved one is ageing or their care needs increase beyond the control of family or friends, a popular alternative and solution, is to consider or provide respite care. Respite care provides short-term care and relief for those who need it in their own home or in a residential aged care facility. Respite care simultaneously ensures carers or family members are able to take a short break to recharge and take care of their own wellbeing also. To enlist the services of respite care for you or a loved one, it’s important to understand how and…