Debates and discussions around the dinner table are things our family loves. We are talkers and laughers and not at all the type of people who end a discussion by screaming, slamming doors, or running away. Sometimes it is a game of Would You Rather, sometimes it's discussing current events, sometimes it's just what were the best/worst moments of you day, and sometimes it is a pre-planned topic. I keep a list of questions for my nieces and nephews. This is especially fun with teens who are still figuring life out. I often text them when we are not together or save them for when we are. It's a fun way to keep everyone talking to each other. This is also how you know we are a predominantly Jewish family. We must discuss everything! It's even more fun when one or more family members is a lawyer and if one or more writes crime novels.
I have noticed many of my women friends roll the years they dated their spouse into how long they have been married. If they dated their spouse for 2 years then got married and have been married for 8 years, they say they have been married for ten years. I know of NO MAN who does this. Only women do this. I think marriage starts the day you got married, not the day you started dating.
What do you think?