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Knot Yet! #5: Responsibility Phobia

By Francine & Byron Pirola / July 6, 2016

What comes first, maturity or the responsibility? In the world of adultesence, the absence of the necessity to be responsible, delays maturity. Most of us look back at adolesence and shiver – it’s a tough time developmentally when the young person is reaching for independence but doesn’t quite have the mental resources to cope with adulthood. Many…

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Knot Yet! #5: Responsibility Phobia

By Francine & Byron Pirola / July 6, 2016

What comes first, maturity or the responsibility? In the world of adultesence, the absence of the necessity to be responsible, delays maturity. Most of us look back at adolesence and shiver – it’s a tough time developmentally when the young person is reaching for independence but doesn’t quite have the mental resources to cope with adulthood. Many…

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Knot Yet! #4: Marriage Horizon

By Francine & Byron Pirola / November 2, 2013

Marriage and family are well known to have a ‘civilising’ influence on participants. We really noticed this impact in ourselves when we had our first child. All of a sudden we cared about local issues, like council decisions to remove trees or to upgrade playgrounds. We started taking more responsibility for maintaining the garden outside…

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Knot Yet! #4: Marriage Horizon

By Francine & Byron Pirola / November 1, 2013

Marriage and family are well known to have a ‘civilising’ influence on participants. We really noticed this impact in ourselves when we had our first child. All of a sudden we cared about local issues, like council decisions to remove trees or to upgrade playgrounds. We started taking more responsibility for maintaining the garden outside…

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Knot Yet! #2: Age does matter…sort of

By Francine & Byron Pirola / November 1, 2013

It seems like good advice – well-meaning parents offer it all the time… “you’re too young to get married, you don’t know what you want from life yet.” In fact, the prevailing ‘wisdom’ of the culture seems to be that the older you marry, the more likely it is that the marriage will endure. But…

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Knot Yet! #2: Age does matter…sort of

By Francine & Byron Pirola / November 1, 2013

It seems like good advice – well-meaning parents offer it all the time… “you’re too young to get married, you don’t know what you want from life yet.” In fact, the prevailing ‘wisdom’ of the culture seems to be that the older you marry, the more likely it is that the marriage will endure. But…

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Knot Yet! #3: Ticking Clocks

By Francine & Byron Pirola / October 26, 2013

We’re all familiar with the proverbial ‘biological clock’ that relentlessly taunts childless women reminding them that their time is running out. It’s one of the reasons that women get serious about getting married and starting a family (or just starting a family) at a younger age than do men. Some recent research however has highlighted…

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Knot Yet! #3: Ticking Clocks

By Francine & Byron Pirola / October 25, 2013

We’re all familiar with the proverbial ‘biological clock’ that relentlessly taunts childless women reminding them that their time is running out. It’s one of the reasons that women get serious about getting married and starting a family (or just starting a family) at a younger age than do men. Some recent research however has highlighted…

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Knot Yet! #1: Too Young to Wed

By Francine & Byron Pirola / September 18, 2013

It’s no news to anyone that the age at first marriage has been steadily rising in almost every developed nation over the past four decades. In the 1960’s both men and women typically married in their early twenties. Recent data indicates that this age has risen to around 28 for women and 30 for men*.…

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Knot Yet! #1: Too Young to Wed

By Francine & Byron Pirola / September 18, 2013

It’s no news to anyone that the age at first marriage has been steadily rising in almost every developed nation over the past four decades. In the 1960’s both men and women typically married in their early twenties. Recent data indicates that this age has risen to around 28 for women and 30 for men*.…

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