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Pop Quiz

November 17, 2009

A PhD student recently contacted me about inviting my readers to participate in a survey for engaged couples.  Mind you, I know this is a little unusual, but I took the survey myself and found it to be quite enlightening/provocative/definitely worth my time.  It is full of important questions we should all be asking ourselves and our partners as we prepare to be married.

Please contact Cristina directly if you’d like to participate.  She introduces the project below:

Engaged volunteers needed!

I am looking for volunteers for a study of attitudes towards marriage and parenthood among engaged couples.  The study consists of a 25-30 minute online survey. To qualify for the study, you must be 20-35 years old, live in the U.S., and plan to marry or have a commitment ceremony within the next 365 days. You and your romantic partner must not have children, and this must be the first marriage for both of you.

You can:

-Help a doctoral candidate;

-Increase the pool of scientific knowledge;

-Support research on marriage and families; and

-Spend some time thinking about your relationship!

I am working with Dr. Charlotte J. Patterson, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia.  This study has been approved by the University of Virginia Institutional Review Board #2009025800.

If you and/or your romantic partner are interested in participating or want further information, please email me at  I will send you a link that you can use to access the study.


Cristina Reitz-Krueger

Doctoral Student

University of Virginia

(434) 243-8558


The Marriage Divide

September 24, 2009

Just had this Washington Post article passed along to me, and it really resonated with how I feel.  The small town Pennsylvania side of me says, “28… a little late, but you can get back on track.”  The Boston side of me sometimes feels like a child bride!

The Marriage Divide by Monica Hesse

How do you feel?  Too young?  Too old?  Just right?

Style Me Pretty – Style Circle

August 7, 2009


Feeling so fortunate to be one of the lucky girls invited to test Style Me Pretty’s amazing new Style Circle!  I’ve been spending WAY too much time creating lovely photo collages in the super fun inspiration board builder.  I was feeling a little Moulin Rouge-ish when I made the above.