In AON: Dating

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Ellen McCarthy is a feature writer for the Style section of The Washington Post. She spent five years writing about relationships as a wedding reporter, and is the author of The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter’s Notebook. Ellen continues to write and speak frequently about relationship intelligence. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two young daughters.



“We are more aware of negative things that trigger our partner and more open to seeing from each other’s point of view. We learned how to listen to each other, relate to how the other is feeling, and understand what they are trying to communicate.”

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In this episode, Ellen McCarthy—feature writer for the Style section of The Washington Post and author of The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter’s Notebook—discusses the keys to a happy, healthy marriage, including:

  • What is the key to a good romantic relationship?
  • How can a couple make marriage last a lifetime?
  • How can a couple use arguments for the good of the relationship?
  • What should a single person keep in mind when searching for a healthy relationship?

Let go of all of your superficial expectations and embrace the person for exactly who they are; it might surprise you who you fall in love with.


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