Posts tagged "divorce"

Girl Talk: Step Off, Stepmothers

For years, stepmothers have complained that “Snow White” cast them in an unflattering light. Pop culture has tried to rehabilitate their reputation, presenting us with such paragons of step-parental virtue as Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music,” Florence Henderson on “The Brady Bunch,” and Allison Janney in “Juno.”

But in real life,…

Diane Shipley / October 20, 2010

Usher Says His Divorce Made Him More Popular, Likely To Assemble A Harem

“In an era when sensationalism is more prevalent than anything, yeah, [the divorce upped my popularity]. People love a train wreck. Lindsay Lohan—everybody is eager to see how that comes out. This is somewhat the same thing … Seeing how marriage didn’t work out for me the first time, I’m in no rush to do…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 19, 2010

Dear Wendy: “We Broke Up. Should I Return My Birthday Gift?”

I got out of a very rocky two-year LDR about a month ago. About two months prior to the breakup (and while I was desperately trying to make the relationship work), I visited him for my birthday and he gave me an Xbox 360. When I finally managed to break up with him — after…

Wendy Atterberry / October 11, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Too Close With His Students”

My boyfriend has been a teacher for about four years after going back to school and changing careers. He’s almost 31, but a young 31, and is widely known on campus for being one of the more relatable teachers. We’ve been together for almost two years, and have now lived together for one year, and…

Wendy Atterberry / September 22, 2010

Lawyer Steven Miller Hates Your Deadbeat Husband Almost As Much As You Do

“If you and your spouse hate each other like poison and want to get out of the hellhole you call a marriage,” then you should definitely call this guy. He’s Steven Miller and he’s here to annihilate your crappy marriage. He’s the main lawyer behind Divorce EZ, a Florida (of course) law firm dedicated to…

Julie Gerstein / September 22, 2010

Quotable: Kate Hudson Not Scared To Get Married Again

“It’s definitely not something I’m looking for. But the divorce doesn’t put me off. I’ll just see what happens. I think a lot of times people are terrified of love and stop themselves from experiencing it. I don’t ever want to get that jaded. I do believe in love. I believe that when you really…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 1, 2010

Divorce 2.0: Blogging The Whole Thing

It’s the age-old story. Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl and has two kids with her. Girl starts a blog. Boy starts a blog.

Boy and girl get divorced. Boy and girl join together to write a blog about what it’s like to be divorced parents living within walking distance of one another i…

The Stir / August 22, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Compares Me To His Dead Ex”

I’m 22 and recently started my first real relationship. We’ve only been dating for about two months and he already talks about, mentions in conversation, and sometimes even compares me to his deceased ex (whom I knew very casually as we were from the same small town and went to the same school). It’s bee…

Wendy Atterberry / August 5, 2010

Spencer Pratt Says Marriage To Heidi Montag Was “A Show”

Now that the ink is dry on Heidi Montag’s divorce filing, Spencer Pratt is spilling the beans. Apparently, the epic Spencer/Heidi love story was as fake as Heidi’s new body. “I love Heidi but our marriage was a show – it was part of ‘The Hills’ world,” Spencer said. “And that world is on a…

Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2010

Heidi Montag To Divorce Spencer Pratt

Jen and Brad. Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. Princess Di and Prince Charles. The greatest marriage of our generation is officially split: Heidi Montag has filed for divorce from Spencer Pratt. Like, for serious you guys! Two months ago when Heidi filed for legal separation from her fame-whorish, controlling, and wildly bearded ex, we all…

Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2010

Beware: You Can Catch A Divorce From Your Friends

If you are planning on making your marriage last, steer clear of divorced people. Yes—break out your gas mask, because a new study shows that divorce is highly contagious. Researchers found that having a close friend or co-worker who’s divorced increases your chances of getting divorced by 75 percent. Even knowing a friend of friend…

Ami Angelowicz / July 6, 2010

Mind The “Happiness Gap” If You Want To Keep Your Love Alive

How important is it for both partners in a relationship to be equally happy to make it last? According to a new study done at Deakin University in Australia, it’s very important … especially for the ladies. Researchers studied the effect of the “Happiness Gap,” a theory which states that the bigger the difference i…

Ami Angelowicz / May 21, 2010

Cash & Coupling: How To Cover Your Ass-ets During A Breakup

You’ve discovered your union is more Ben and J. Lo than Ben and J-Gar. Some things just weren’t meant to be. Luckily for you, making a few dumb decisions on love doesn’t mean you — or your finances — are doomed for all eternity. As long as you’re smart enough to avoid a major financial…

Heather Teilhet / May 19, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 3: “Goodbye Hubby, Hello New Biz”

Diane, a recent divorcee, got the house (thank the Lord!) — and the mortgage payments (damn it!). As she adjusts to her single income and not having to clean up Steve’s toenail clippings anymore, she is encouraged by Finance Expert Manisha Thakor to downgrade from champagne to sparkling wine and to develop a kick…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2010

Better Marriage Blanket Will Save Your Marriage By Repressing Farts

The divorce rate in this country is way too high, period. Many marriages break apart due to financial problems, work-related stresses, the hectic nature of raising children, and a constellation of other reasons. But not many know that a shocking secret has led to the dissolution of many of this country’s great union.

Susannah Breslin / April 30, 2010

A Bad Marriage May Have Serious Effects On Your Health

As a single lady who is fairly skeptical about marriage, I found this NY Times Magazine article very enlightening. The long-standing theory is that there are major health benefits for the marrieds of the world—they tend to live longer, healthier lives. But new research is showing that this “marriage benefit” does not extend to those…

Ami Angelowicz / April 15, 2010

Quotable: Ryan Phillippe Still Sad About Getting Divorced

“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce. But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings? … I thought the more experience you had, the more certain you would be about life. But I’m finding the opposite, man. I’m more in wonder and confusion than I was in my 20s.”—Ryan

Is There A Right Age Or A Wrong Age To Get Married?

Things that make us sad/angry: the Vanilla Gorilla, animal abuse, “The Price of Beauty,” American tourist shorts/huge white sneakers combos, “Bridget Jones Fear.” What, you may ask, does the latter refer to? Over in Jolly Old, a new marriage survey found that women feel the ideal age to get married is 26, as opposed to…

Erin Flaherty / April 13, 2010

Girl Talk: I’m Glad My Husband Cheated

Thank you for sleeping with my husband. I’m not being sarcastic. A few years ago, I would have been. I’d be calling you something far worse than “you.”

I only saw you once, back when you were still living next door to his parents. You were from Japan, he said. We waved at you,…

Angela Tung / March 17, 2010

Oscar Theory #5: Win Best Actress, Get Divorced

Over the past nine years, a slightly disturbing trend has emerged for whoever ascends the stage, teary-eyed, to collect the Best Actress statue. Almost all the winners in this time period have gotten divorced, or called off super long-term relationships that seemed to have no expiration date. And none of these breakups were exactly amicable.

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