“From what I’ve learned thus far, marriage is about constantly learning how to communicate and consistently working to understand one another. … You must commit to your relationship daily; a ring does not govern this commitment.”

But … weren’t you already doing that for the 10 years together before you put a ring on it? What did getting married change?

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Award-winning journalist, coauthor of “The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels,” mom, changing the narrative about older women

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