When it comes to Hollywood marriages, we tend to think of the bad break-ups and the ugly divorces. In 2010 alone, dozens of Hollywood couples separated and/or divorced. To name a few: Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, and Eva Longoria and Tony Parker. But what about other Hollywood relationships that have held on, like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw who have been married for over 14 years?
What makes these marriages successful? Are there really any marital secrets we can learn from these Hollywood couples? Read more … Keep reading »
Despite the fact that I’ve never had a relationship longer than nine months and that one was with a 15-year-old boy, I still believe in love. I believe in the love of friends and family and despite all evidence against, I believe that I will someday meet a man who will make my life even better. Even with this hope, when I imagine the future, it generally involves a goat farm and some really cute babies, but I’ve blurred out the vision of that burly be-flanneled man of my dreams. It seems that even though I will meet a guy and tell my friends, “I think I can be with this guy for more than a few months! Yay!” A week or a month later, I’m already washing my hands of another false start. It’s not like I can’t relate to or love men, but all my closest relationships are to ex-boyfriends. It’s for this reason that I’ve set up marriage promises. Lots of them. Keep reading »
Sometimes I get to watching shows about polygamy and find myself imagining for a moment what that would be like. If I don’t feel like cooking, no problem! A sister wife could do it. If I’m not up for sex? It’s not my turn anyway! I want to see a movie with friends? My sister wife could take my kids! Sounds like a massive win all around, no? Read more … Keep reading »
You’ve heard the old adage: keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I’ll do you one better. I keep my friends close and his ex-girlfriends closer. So close, in fact, that my husband’s first girlfriend was the maid of honor in my wedding. Read more … Keep reading »
Yesterday, I told you about Carol Anne Riddell and John Patilla, the couple spotlighted in The New York Times’ “Vows” column on Sunday, who fell in love when they were both married to other people, and subsequently broke up their families to be together. My qualm wasn’t so much with the messy way in which they fell in love — which, at best, could be described as an emotional affair and, well, s**t happens — but that they chose to share all the details of their perspective on their love story in such a public forum. I mean, get married, but don’t invite the entire world to the reception, you know? It just seemed unnecessarily insensitive to the spouses they left, not to mention the children they had with their exes. Well, it seems that the happily married couple now regrets the decision to appear in the paper. Sort of. Keep reading »