Category Archives: Marriage

10 FAQ on Getting Married in Germany

As part of my very popular series of legal FAQ, I now address a subject which I am personally completely opposed to: how to get married in Germany? My personal advice would be not to do it. Don’t throw away freedom like that. … Continue reading

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What a Waste of Balloons!

Hundreds of children could have been made happy with all these balloons. But no, people had to misappropriate them for a wedding. (Spotted at Capo Milazzo in Sicily on 28 December 2013.) Did you notice that the married couple are … Continue reading

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Wedding Crashers

You know the movie Wedding Crashers? It’s about two guys whose pick-up strategy consists of attending weddings, even when not invited, because that’s where single women are desperate and in a romantic mood. I had to think of that when … Continue reading

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The allure of chess

In a civil registry office in the Soviet Union, some time in the 1960s: The men are immersed in a game of chess. The brides are bored, most of them have already fallen asleep. So, the long waits in government offices … Continue reading

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“Journey by Moonlight” by Antal Szerb

Despite my best efforts at revealing a lot of personal information about myself on this blog, most people don’t understand me at all. It’s not for lack of trying, they inquire about my life’s story, they spend days talking with me, they … Continue reading

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Loneliness doesn’t kill, people do.

If you want to lead a healthy life and avoid disease and early death, there is an abundance of medical studies with often conflicting advice. Once coffee is bad for you, then coffee is good for you. Once wine is … Continue reading

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The Truth about Divorce Statistics

There are plenty of figures, numbers and statistics about marriage and divorce, some of them even more conflicting than an arguing couple. To know the truth, you only need to know these two statistics about divorce: The divorce rate would … Continue reading

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