Mar 17 2017 6 Inspiring Marital Traditions from Around the GlobeCategory: General     08:00AM   0

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How Polygamy, Role-Playing, and Less Sex Can Improve Your Marriage

By Mandy Stadtmiller

My husband did not kneel when he proposed. He didn’t carry me over the threshold after we had said our vows. I asked for a ruby instead of a diamond engagement ring. And instead of a ceremony surrounded by our families at church, we got married onstage at a live comedy show in Manhattan.

And honestly? I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

I’ve never been big on marriage traditions, but recently I’ve realized that’s because I’ve been looking at the wrong ones. It turns out there are several awesome customs observed throughout the world that are far more appealing than the usual shower of white rice or aggressively thrown bouquet that go hand-in-hand with American weddings. Jo Piazza, author of the forthcoming book How to Be Married, traveled to 12 countries over the course of 12 months to get the best possible advice from more than 1,000 men and women on how to successfully stay hitched. For example, she opened my mind to the benefits of a Mexican shamanic sweat tent to rid you of your psychic baggage.

Here are my six favorite traditions:

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