Hi friends --
Hanging out on the beach this week, woohoo! And trying not to panic about the impending move. I'm not sure whether it's helpful to take a vacation in the midst of massive stress to help you relax, or not helpful because you make your vacation less fun by being stressed out. I guess I'll find out!
Anyway, I know it's been a few weeks since we've had a What Marriage Means to Me post, but I have an awesome one coming for you next week. In the meantime, I wanted to share this interview from the Happiness Project blog that caught my eye because of what Dan Ariely says right at the end:
Getting married was another thing that surprised me. Before Sumi (my wife) and I got married I was thinking that this is just a ceremony that we have to do for tradition and legal reasons and that it would not change how I feel about Sumi. But it did. Very quickly after the ceremony I felt more commitment, love and caring. Maybe it is cognitive dissonance (why did we spend so much time and money on this wedding? It must be that we really really love each other), maybe it is the social commitment of standing before a lot of people and making a promise, maybe it was the promises we made to each other – whatever it was – I did not expect it.I thought it was a great perspective to add to the ongoing conversation here about marriage.
You can read the full interview here.