Lydia Netzer

Lydia Netzer

A mom and a gamer, her novel 'SHINE SHINE SHINE' is a New York Times Notable Book for 2012, an Amazon Spotlight Book of the Month, a Target Book Club Pick, and was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Prize in Fiction. She has also authored the novel 'How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky'. She tweets as @lostcheerio (twitter.com/lostcheerio)

10 honest marriage vows you never hear at weddings

Love is patient, love is kind, love endures, blah, blah, blah; isn’t it all wonderful? Vowing to persevere through sickness and health, and in wealth and poverty is tradition, and it’s comfortable when associated with lace and roses. But hasn’t it proven to be fairly useless when it comes to forging marriages that last forever? How many people have mouthed the words, “until we are parted by death” while privately plotting to move on as soon as a more attractive option presents itself? Here’s a set of wedding vows with practical merit. They might sound unconventional and unromantic. They’re certainly not poetic, but these ...

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