A newsletter about the conversations, problems, and challenges that begin once the honeymoon ends.


What is The First Years of Marriage?

The First Years of Marriage is a weekly long-form newsletter about the conversations, problems, and challenges that begin once the honeymoon ends.

Over 20% of marriages fail within the first 5-years.

Why is that? Fidget with your wedding ring, fill up the coffee mug, and flip through the newsletter to learn the “why” behind that statistic. It’s shocking.

My goal is to make you feel like you’re not alone in navigating marriage and the things you never thought about before you said “I do”.

I’m Jen Glantz, a writer based in Brooklyn. Some know me as the founder of the one of a kind business, Bridesmaid for Hire, where I’ve worked hundreds of weddings as a professional bridesmaid for strangers, some know me from their bookshelves, others as the host of the You’re Not Getting Any Younger podcast. Very few people know me from the bench outside Joe’s pizza, where I spend a lot of my free time.

The First Years of Marriage includes diary-like essays and observations, expert advice, eye-opening facts, thoughtful (and sometimes oddly entertaining) resources.

If you’d like to subscribe, here’s where you can do that:

Life gets busy and dizzy…

You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox. New issues drop three times a week.

Want to say hello?

I always have one eye on my inbox: jenglantz@gmail.com so send any hellos, questions, comments, or pizza recommendations right there.

We can also be friends on a place where I overshare the oddities of my personal life like I’m writing in a diary I store under my bed, that’s you -Instagram.

Thank you for being here, reading this, and getting to know more about me through the inner-workings of a crazy little thing called love (that’s now turned into your marriage).

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