Every day is Valentine’s Day in New Hampshire, where your love is 10th-most likely to last

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This week, being Valentine’s Day and all on Monday, I thought I’d touch on the subject of marriage and love.  There was a study done; (isn’t there always a study being done?) on which states are better at nurturing enduring marriages and relationships. Point2’s analysts found that our very own New Hampshire ranks 10  where love lasts. Of course, I love being in the Top 10 of most lists, so this pleases me. (You can check out all the state rankings below.)

First, I’ll touch briefly on the V day… I’ve never really been much into that day; because I know that when you are with someone you love and it’s good most or all of the time, I don’t need a special day to celebrate our love. We kind of do that more than the average couple, I think on a weekly basis. Just expressing your feelings of love and adoration to the one you’re with goes a long way; whether it be a Post-it note, a flower or two, or even a spray-painted snow card on the backyard snow; yes I got one this year!

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My hubby's love warms my heart, even when he writes it in the snow.

I began my "love work" in earnest 17 years ago, when a dear friend asked me to co-officiate her at-home second wedding ceremony. After that, I was bitten by the love bug, and began officiating here and there. Eventually, I realized the love market needed people like me so I stepped it up and now can officiate between 30-50 ceremonies per year. Not always weddings though; I’ve got to add that I also do funeral services, baby blessings and vow renewal ceremonies. It’s all about love; the common silk thread that is woven throughout relationships, throughout time.

Back to our state of New Hampshire being 10th in the country regarding marriage and lasting love – maybe I had a hand in performing some of those ceremonies and maybe, just maybe, because of my dedication and dare I say, wit, charm and sense of humor with words, these couples have stayed together! Either way, I’m truly honored and blessed each time I pronounce a couple husband and wife, or partners for life if they are same-sex couples.
There’s a magic in what I do and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Cheers to Love!

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Sharon is not a trained therapist or psychologist but has 20 years experience with couples in love, or who wish they were in love. She has made it her life’s work to join together those in love, legally or otherwise and has, to date, officiated 460 marriages. With Sharon’s natural instinct for love and relationships and the things that make them, and a kind and open heart, your submissions will be treated with respect and clarity.

Sharon owns Weddings with Spirit, and is a NH Justice of the Peace, an interfaith ordained minister, and is happily married.


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Sharon Curole

Weddings With Spirit

Sharon Curole is a NH Justice of the Peace, aka Wedding Angel, and a dedicated foodie.