Premarital and Marital Counseling

  • Raymond Bissonette
  • Jack Tapp


Marriage is a social institution based on a legally binding contract between adult human beings that costs about as much as a bet on a race horse; it is arrived at frequently through a confused and distorted perception of reality, with very little discussion, and sealed with—of all things—a kiss. On its face, it is a bizarre institution. It serves no readily apparent purpose and man is the only creature that sees it as important—at least to the extent of warranting a clean suit. The task of a “successful marriage” is probably one of the most demanding ever placed on man or his gods. Like the bumblebee which is aerodynamically incapable of flight, marriage is often described as impossible—yet it will persist. Unlike the bumblebee, however, it will often need outside help.


Family Physician Marital Satisfaction Family Doctor Premature Ejaculation Romantic Love 
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  • Jack Tapp

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