Posts tagged "divorce"

Divorce Effs Up Your Health

The stress of going through a divorce looks like it takes a huge toll on your health. Divorced people are 20 percent more likely to have chronic health conditions like cancer and heart disease than people who’ve tied the knot and kept it tied. But if you think getting remarried is the best medicine, you’re…

Nikki Dowling / July 28, 2009

The Recession Is Wreaking Havoc On American Relationships

Compared with the rest of the Western World, American relationships and marriages are suffering the most during the recession, according to a recent international poll. Almost 30 percent of Americans said the recession has caused stress and strain in their relationships — or completely ruined them. However, only 23 percent of Canadians, 24 percent of…

Annika Harris / July 28, 2009

Marriage Is Changing, Whether It’s For Better Or For Worse

While many fear that America is falling out of the marriage habit, and that, these days, all is bad in love and more, new stats show otherwise. Supposedly, 86% of women marry by age forty. This says something, considering that a 20-year-old article in Newsweek declared that “a 40-year-old single woman had a better chance…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 17, 2009

Marie Claire Profiles Three Mothers Without Child Custody

A recent article in Marie Claire magazine narrates the stories of three divorced mothers who gave up custody of their children—Maria Housden left her girls to their father in order to recover from the death of one of her daughters, Elle Hull decided to leave her kids with her ex-husband so that she could rebuild…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 15, 2009

Would The World Be A Better Place Without Divorce?

Coming from a divorced family, I have spent my life questioning the idea of a life-long commitment. Most of the adults I know have been divorced at least once, and of the couples who are still married, most of them (along with their kids) appear miserable. And so, while I would love to find a…

Anonymous / July 14, 2009

Yet Another Kate Gosselin Project Postponed

Seems like everything Kate Gosselin tries to do these days falls through. The woman is getting divorced, “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ is postponed, the release date for her cookbook/family advice book, Love Is In The Mix: Making Meals Into Memories, was pushed back, and now mama Kate’s new clothing line for kids is “o…

Daniela Guernica / July 2, 2009

Jon & Kate Plus 8: A Perspective On Why The Show Should Go On

The divorce papers have been filed. The announcement has been made. After 10 years of marriage, eight kids, months of speculation, and an dizzying number of tabloid covers, Jon and Kate Gosselin of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ are officially dunzo. No surprise there. But what is surprising is that, divorce aside, “Jon & Kate…

What We Think Jon And Kate’s Announcement Will Be

By now, you’ve probably seen the promo for tonight’s “special episode” of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ approximately 98 times. If you’re one who likes to jump to conclusions, you’re probably assuming that the big announcement the commercial teases is that Jon and Kate are getting divorced. But I’m not so convinced—they’ll probably drag out…

Man Demands To Know Why His Ex-Wife Finally Grew Her Hair Long

Cary Tennis, Salon’s resident advice columnist, answers a rather ridunculous letter in his column today. A man writes in that when they were married, his first wife always wore her hair short despite years of him asking her to grow it long, and she bit her fingernails, too, a habit he says “annoyed” him. Since…

Wendy Atterberry / June 19, 2009

New Marriage Stats Get Us Down, Then Pick Us Right Back Up

Did you know that over half of married women regret walking down the aisle with their husbands? If you said yes, well, then you know some disgruntled peeps. Just kidding! According to a recent survey of 35,000 women, happily ever after is only for the movies. Duh. While most women admitted they didn’t believe i…

Simcha / June 18, 2009

It’s My Divorce Party And I Will Wear A Wedding Dress If I Want To

Not to rain on our own bridal bonanza parade, but not all marriages end happily ever after. While there is no “right” way to handle a divorce, Brit Jo Wallace can’t be accused of moping. Rather than skulk around her house after her three-year marriage ended, Jo threw a divorce party. Sure a divorce party…

Ali Jawin / June 6, 2009

Why It Pays For Pilots To Get Divorced

As if there weren’t enough reasons to get divorced already, several crafty Continental Airline pilots have found yet another golden one – big money! Evidently, a loophole in a law that says divorced pilots can receive their retirement funds before they retire. So, nine genius pilots—seven men and two women—got their sidekick spouses to sign

Ami Angelowicz / May 28, 2009

Quickies!: Frowny Faces More Likely To Get Divorced

The less a person smiles, the more likely they are to get divorced. [Economist] — Great. :( Oops! I take it back!
The hottest professors on this list are actually effing hot. [Lemondrop]
Same-sex marriage is on its way to being legal in Maine and Washington, D.C. [Bangor Daily News and MSNBC]
Jason Wu’…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2009

Mel Gibson’s Billion-Dollar Divorce

After 28 years of marriage and seven kids, Mel Gibson’s wife Robyn filed for divorce Monday in California. With no pre-nup in sight, Mel may have to pony up half his fortune to his soon-to-be ex—more than FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS. [People] — Um, how do you say “$h*@!” in Yucatec?

Alex Leo / April 15, 2009

My Son And I Are Dating My Boyfriend

I waited five months before introducing my boyfriend, Andy, to my 3-year-old son. All the books and advice givers, including my therapist, suggested we meet at a public place; I chose the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and invited my mother to come along as a buffer. / April 7, 2009

Woman Divorces Husband For Cleaning. Huh?

A German woman has divorced her husband because she was pissed he’s always drunk mean cheating cleaning. Um, we’re moving to Germany?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2009

Who Gets The Dog After A Divorce?

Pet custody battles are becoming more and more common. When married pet owners divorce, the animal they shared often finds itself at the center of their split. Monthly support payments, visitation rights, restraining orders, custody battles, and legal fees: Sounds like the usual bitter divorce battle, right? Not so fast. This time Kramer v. Kramer… / March 20, 2009

Quickies!: Amber Rose Reins It In

Amber Rose totally toned it down for the Metropolitan Opera’s Gala. But so did Kanye. And Annika thinks Kanye controls everything Amber does so… [DListed]
A woman from Las Vegas won the U.S. Pole Dancing Championship and will be representing our country at the elite Miss Pole Dance Australia 2009 competition later this year. [Gothamist]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 16, 2009

A Strained Marriage Is Bad For A Woman’s Health

We’ve all seen the commercial that asks, “Where does depression hurt?” And anyone who’s been depressed knows that it hurts everywhere. But did you know that depression can damage the physical health of a woman more than a man?

Annika Harris / March 10, 2009

Facebook Is A Double-Edged Sword

Some Average Joe ending his marriage isn’t newsworthy. Similarly, someone changing their Facebook status isn’t remarkable. But when these two events combine, we take notice, especially when the wife is unaware her marriage is over, and dozens of others find out before she does. One day, Neil Brady of Lancashire, England updated his Facebook statu…

Annika Harris / February 12, 2009
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