Uncovered

‘Naked Marriage’ is your opportunity as a couple to focus on the essential elements of your relationship. 

During Marriage Week (and beyond), we encourage you and your partner to take a look at your relationship and hone in on what really counts when it comes to a healthy marriage.

We’ve asked a number of experts to offer up some simple advice and tips to help you ‘uncover’ these elements in the ‘Uncovered’ series. 

And if you’re not yet married, these topics are also here for you as you reflect on your relationship and consider whether you’re ready to make a commitment to each other and consider a ‘Naked Wedding’!

Uncovered… Mental Health

I’m going to say it from the outset, marriage is hard work. Patrick and I have been married for over 25 years now and I love him dearly, but I can honestly say that I feel like I’m still getting to know him.  We’ve both very different people from when got married. For a start we were very young (21 and 22) but we had been together 6 years before …

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Uncovered… Looking to the future

When we’re planning our wedding or first married, looking to the future can feel like the most natural and obvious thing in the world. We’re excited about the days to come and are dreaming of what the future holds for us. But what happens as life gets busy and the years start to pass? Are we still as quick to dream together and to look to the future in those …

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Uncovered… Kindness

After nearly 35 years of marriage, I’ve finally realised I’m a slow learner. Kate’s been telling me for years what she needed from me as her husband. ‘I need you to be my friend, Harry’. That took the first eight years to realise. ‘I need you to be kind’. That took rather longer. I wish I’d had the word ‘kindness’ tattooed into my brain from the day we got married. …

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Uncovered… Patience

There’s an old piece of humour – “They say that patience is a skill that can be acquired.  But how can I learn it faster!” That joke always makes me smile but perhaps it is an excellent reflection on today’s world.  Covid-19 has trained us, or should I say forced us, to be a little more patient – waiting for restrictions to be lifted, waiting for vaccines to be produced, …

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