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Most of us have normal marriages. Not perfect marriages and not Charlie Manson type marriages. Just normal marriages that are both fun and frustrating. The purpose of this blog is to help you enjoy your less-than-perfect normal marriage."

News Flash! Ken and Barbie Aren’t Real!

By Bret Legg 104| November 13, 2019

I went to a wedding recently and I was struck by how perfect the bride and groom looked. They appeared to have it all together. Young, good looking, every hair … Read moreNews Flash! Ken and Barbie Aren’t Real!

When You Fight, Point the Fire Extinguisher in the Right Direction

By Bret Legg 104| November 6, 2019

Fred and Alice (not their real names) came into my office because they had been fighting over Fred’s failure to let Alice know when he would be home from work. … Read moreWhen You Fight, Point the Fire Extinguisher in the Right Direction

Things I Would Tell My Newly Married Self

By Bret Legg 104| October 29, 2019

I have done a lot of premarital counseling, and I’ve found it to be both enjoyable and frustrating. Enjoyable, because you get the opportunity to walk with a couple and … Read moreThings I Would Tell My Newly Married Self

If You Love Them, Prove It

By Bret Legg 104| October 15, 2019

When the couple walked into my counseling office, it was obvious things were not good between them. Their heads were down, there were very little pleasantries offered, they chose opposite … Read moreIf You Love Them, Prove It

Has Your Marriage Lost the Magic?

By Bret Legg 104| October 8, 2019

It was late at night, and I was sick. It felt like someone had poured concrete in my head and chest. I had a sharp, hacking cough that sounded like … Read moreHas Your Marriage Lost the Magic?

Take A Stand In Your Marriage.

By Bret Legg 104| October 1, 2019

I was listening to a Willie Nelson CD on the way to work the other day. The CD is entitled “To All The Girls.” (I highly recommend it, if you’re … Read moreTake A Stand In Your Marriage.

Night Owls, Morning Glories, and Minding the Gap

By Bret Legg 104| September 24, 2019

I’m a morning glory. Apart from the bed-head and stiff joints, mornings are the best part of my day. In the morning, I’m rested, my mind is clear, things are … Read moreNight Owls, Morning Glories, and Minding the Gap

What if Marriage Were Simpler?

By Bret Legg 104| September 17, 2019

Marriage starts off so simple. There’s you, your spouse, a place to live, a job to go to, and free time together. But as time goes on, marriage gets more … Read moreWhat if Marriage Were Simpler?

The Crowded Marriage.

By Bret Legg 104| September 10, 2019

Let’s start by stating the obvious…it’s been a little over 8 months since I have posted to Normal Marriage. I realized this when, on a trip back home, I ran … Read moreThe Crowded Marriage.

Is Your Marriage on the Calendar?

By Bret Legg 104| January 1, 2019

It’s New Year’s Day (2019) and this is a picture of our new calendar. I know, it’s old-school, but, every Christmas I create a new calendar featuring pictures of my … Read moreIs Your Marriage on the Calendar?