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Dear Wendy: “My Fiancé Doesn’t Appreciate Me”

A few years ago when I was in college I was engaged to someone who was a little older and made me feel bad because I was always broke even though I was broke with a purpose (getting my bachelor’s degree). Now I have a job that pays me decent money but the hours are long. My day starts at about five while my current fiancé sleeps till about 8:45. Sometimes I get home much later than him and what little time I have left is spent looking up scholarships (I’m trying to continue my education and get another degree), studying for certifications (I work in Information Technology), and going to the gym (to try to avoid gaining weight like many of my counterparts who work behind desks). When all of this is done I have usually only a couple hours to myself during which time he harps on me about housework (which I try to keep up with but it’s hard with everything else that is going on). I feel exhausted and unappreciated to the point that sometimes I feel like moving out. I don’t know what to do. I feel I am very understanding when it comes to his shortcomings (he is constantly complaining that he is broke and therefore takes me out almost never). I feel like he should be more understanding with mine. — Tired of Being Tired

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Dear Wendy: “My Fiancé Doesn’t Want Kids, But I’m Undecided”

I’m 24 and engaged to a fantastic guy I love a lot. He doesn’t want to have kids, though, which I’ve known all along, and I’m undecided about them. If my fiancé wanted kids I’d have them, but how can I know if I’ll eventually want to have children myself? P.S. I am really good with kids. — Not Sure About Children

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Dear Wendy: “I Want To Get Married, But He Doesn’t”

It’s time again for a mega “Shortcuts Weekend.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss the marriage talk, moving on, offending one’s friends, and doomed relationships. Keep reading »

Why Susan Sarandon Never Married Tim Robbins

“I’ve always liked the idea of choosing to be with somebody. I thought that if you didn’t get married you wouldn’t take each other for granted as easily. I don’t know if after twenty-something years that was still true.”

– Susan Sarandon explains why she never tied the knot with Tim Robbins, her former partner of 20+ years. Well, Susan, the two of you certainly lasted a lot longer than many married celebrity couples, so you did somethin’ right. Sigh. Still not over this breakup. [Telegraph UK via Huffington Post] Keep reading »

NY Times Wedding Announcement Begs The Question: Do You Have A Favorite Shape?

I read the New York Times wedding section every weekend with a mixture of fascination and romanticism. I look for the number of women who “were” employed at a specific profession “before her marriage,” i.e., she’s now married to someone rich and a happy housewife. I count the Ivy League universities and quirky wedding additions, like the couple that registered for goats. But this weekend’s main wedding article gave me something new to think about — do I have a favorite shape? Ana Meier and Daniel Creighton were married this weekend in East Hampton in Long Island, NY. Meier is a furniture designer, which I suppose sort of slightly explains the utter ridiculousness of the Times‘ description of the couple’s second date:

They had their next date at a Japanese restaurant, Cube 63, perfect for Ms. Meier, whose favorite shape is the square.

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At The Boy’s Club: When Guys Mess Up A Marriage Proposal

The boys at Asylum have a tale of a wedding proposal gone awry.

“Trey Turner and Kelsey Kramer have two things in common (besides repeat initials): 1) They are madly in love, and 2) were involved in one of the most disastrous marriage proposals we’ve ever heard of.

Turner took Kramer for a stroll on the Brooklyn Bridge last week to propose.”

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What I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Married

So you’ve met Mr. Oh-So-Right, and you’re pretty sure he’s about to pop the question. Or maybe he already has, and you’re halfway done planning your wedding. You’ve been dreaming about married life and … stop right there. Keep reading »

Should Married Men Have Women Friends?

Quick quiz: A 38-year-old man you don’t know well asks you to dinner. He is married, you are married. Is he hitting on you? Read more Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I’m Afraid To Leave My Fiancé”

I have been in a relationship for five years, since I was 18. We got engaged about two years ago but have yet to set a date (basically because I don’t want to). The truth is, I contemplate leaving him almost daily. Why don’t I just do it then? Because I am terrified of hurting him, hurting our families, being alone, and one day regretting that I left him only for it to be too late by then. I have tried to break up with him a few times since we got engaged, but it always morphs into a “break” where we still talk often and then we easily slip back into our old relationship routines. I haven’t been without a boyfriend since I was 14, so the thought of being alone scares the bageezus out of me. What makes leaving the hardest, though, is the fact that he is such a good man who treats me wonderfully and also happens to be my best friend. There are so many things about him that love, but I don’t love him the way that I should love the person I’m going to marry. How do I leave someone who treats me so well, who hasn’t done anything wrong, and who I enjoy spending time with, only to live life alone and uncertain if I will ever find someone better than what I already have? — Reluctant Bride-to-Be

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Husband Creates Food Art For Pregnant Wife On Bed Rest

Shirley Sirivong’s pregnancy has been a challenging one. She has gestational diabetes, complete placentia previa, and an incompetent cervix. To help her get through the rest of her pregnancy, doctors directed her to bed rest and a special diet. To start, the breakfasts were a tad dull: wheat bread, egg whites, fruits, and vegetables. So her husband Gat created fanciful food scenes to lift his wife’s mood. “After a few days of that,” Shirley told Parenting.com, “they started to become more elaborate scenes.” Of this one, she said, “I’m going to guess that I’m the egg on the right, since the legs are crossed :) Some day, I’m going to miss these little moments.” [Parenting.com] Keep reading »

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