7/16 (Sat.) Marriage & Living Apart Together (Host:Anne)

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Anne Lin
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7/16 (Sat.) Marriage & Living Apart Together (Host:Anne)

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Session I – Marriage

Marriage is defined differently, and by different entities, based on cultural, religious, and personal factors. A commonly accepted definition of marriage is the following: a formal union and social and legal contract between two individuals that unites their lives legally, economically, and emotionally. The contractual marriage agreement usually implies that the couple has legal obligations to each other throughout their lives or until they decide to divorce.

Articles:
https://www.marriage.com/advice/pre-mar ... t-married/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/marriage

Questions - Session I
Q1: Why should people get married? What’s the pro and con?
Q2: How does marriage change people?
Q3: What can couples do to keep a marriage happy?
Q4: How important the sex is in the marriage? What is the biggest challenge to satisfying sex in marriage?
Q5: What do partners need to know about each other before getting married? Can marriage succeed with a partner who’s much older or younger?
Q6: If the parents not approve another partner who you want to get married, what will you do?


Sessioni II: Living Apart Together (LAT)

Living apart together (LAT) refers to couples who are in an intimate relationship, but choose to live separately for various reasons. Those reasons can be financial, personal, or both. It is a non-traditional way of living. It is suitable for people who want to live independently and can afford a separate home. In LAT relationship, couples can be married or unmarried. The decision depends on the couple some choose to marry and remain to want to live separately, and others avoid marriage entirely.
According to the research, around 7–10% of adults in the US, New Zealand, and Canada are in living apart together relationships. There are some married Celeb couples who don’t actually live together. Can this lifestyle spice up your relationship. Let’s discussion about this new arrangement relationship.

Articles:
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/5-marri ... 00131.html
https://www.momjunction.com/articles/li ... _00683380/
https://www.brides.com/living-apart-together-5189895

Questions - Session II
Q1: Why are married couples opting for LAT relationship?
Q2: What is pro and con of LAT?
Q3: How much time apart is healthy for the relationship?
Q4: Does LAT relationship works for you?
Q5: Is that people who live apart more likely to cheat?
Q6: Many celebrities choose LAT relationships and it helps to make the marriage happier. What do you think?


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Agenda:
3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:15 ~ 5:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

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Kooper
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Re: 7/16 (Sat.) Marriage & Living Apart Together (Host:Anne)

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Here comes another fascinating TED Talk speech with deep insight into success of marriage. It's highly recommended! The three lifehacks made by the speaker will stand us in good stead for sure; they are specific, actionable, and can be taken before anybody decides to enter a marriage, which in many people's views is the most significant decision in life. More importantly, the advice is either well backed up by scientific research or based on first-hand observation from the his many years' practice in psychiatry.
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