Posts tagged "marriage"

My Husband Is Not My Best Friend, And I’m OK With That

It's been said that the secret to a lasting marriage is to marry your best friend. As for my husband? He's my most reliable friend. He's my funniest friend. He's my most loyal friend. He's my most genuine friend. He's my most frank friend, resourceful friend and patient friend. He also happens to be my most…

By: YourTango.com / November 11, 2014

There’s A Venti’s Worth Of Love In This Starbucks Marriage Proposal

Five years ago, Ethan Knapp and Kenna Rusk's love story began at Starbucks when Ethan came in to turn in a job application while Kenna was working. On October 16, Ethan fittingly popped the question to his girlfriend in front of the original Starbucks location in Seattle, bringing their love story full circle. On Thursday,…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 8, 2014

Couple Gets Married On An Airplane, Cuteness Ensues

Here's a life dream status situation or a wedding disaster depending on your travel preferences - couple Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart married in the middle of a Southwest Airlines flight. Coven and Stewart travel regularly for work, so they pooled their many frequent flier miles to get themselves and 30 wedding guests onto a flight from Nashville…

By: Claire Hannum / November 6, 2014

Dater X: Finding The Love My Mother Lost

I've been writing Dater X for almost a year now, and can honestly say that putting everything out there about my love life hasn't been easy. Writing this column is therapeutic in a way, because it allows me to reflect on my relationships, both good and bad, and figure out how to move forward with…

By: Dater X / November 5, 2014

Hey, Dudes: Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes During A Divorce

Divorce is always a hot topic with celebs. Amber Rose filed for divorce from rapper/husband Wiz Khalifa, and news that Kris and Bruce Jenner's divorce settlement came in at $60 million broke. The latter was described as amiable, one that didn't even involve lawyers but business managers. The truth is, most divorces are never that clea…

By: Ask Men / October 30, 2014

Watch Clair Huxtable School Us All On Gender Stereotypes & Marriage Dynamics

Everyday Feminism dug into the "Cosby Show" vault to present us with this spot-on Clair Huxtable speech about what really makes for an equal marriage. Gender stereotypes do not a happy marriage make! I could go on, but she'll sum it all up for you much better than I could. [Everyday Feminism]…

By: Claire Hannum / October 24, 2014

The Soapbox: Why Do We Assume “Having It All” Means Being A Wife And Mother?

"Can women have it all," has been asked hundreds of times over -- it seems as though the media never tires of the question. They tell us that, because many women are not in a position to manage a career and a family (or that, at very least, it is extremely difficult to balance the…

By: Meghan Murphy / October 3, 2014

Study Claims That “Happy Wife, Happy Life” Is Actually True

A new study from Rutgers University and the University of Michigan has found that in a heterosexual marriage, a wife's happiness is more important to the survival of the relationship than her husband's. Researchers studied 394 couples who'd been married for an average of 39 years. The couples were asked questions about whether their spouse…

By: Claire Hannum / September 26, 2014

Life After Dating: We Are Family

When you marry someone and sponsor him for immigration, you declare loud and clear for the government, your employers, and your loved ones all to hear that you have created a new family. You gain legal rights and spousal privileges. Your credit ratings affect each other. Your taxes change. You send thank you cards that you both…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 22, 2014

Girl Talk: On Dating Down

The first man I ever fell in love with was eight years older than me. He was on probation for stealing a video game, and his fingertips smelled like cigarettes and shellfish, having spent most evenings washing dishes at a seafood restaurant. At one point, he kept going to work even though his boss had…

By: Jessica Machado / September 19, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Neighbor Just Wants To Gab All The Time”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor. First up,…

By: Anna Goldfarb / September 18, 2014

Life After Dating: Is It Bad That I Keep Nudging My Boyfriend To Propose?

In March, Michael and I met up with my friend and her boyfriend for a double-date. I already knew that they’d gone to look at rings, but their big news that night was that he had gone ahead and bought it, and already talked to her mom and dad about proposing to her. I wa…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 15, 2014

Why I Married My Abuser

My ex-husband was the most romantic person I've ever met. He also hit me on the day we got married, while I was wearing my wedding dress. That's why when I saw the footage of ex-Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer, I wasn't surprised that she was now his wife. It…

By: Anonymous / September 9, 2014

Life After Dating: My Husband’s Best Friends Are Women & I Think It’s Great

Last week, our new dude dating columnist Dater XY wrote a provocative piece about how his best friend is a woman and some ladies he meets online dating can't handle that. With a few exceptions, commenters on that piece agreed Dater XY is shit outta luck. "I don't see a way out of this. I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2014

Life After Dating: Marriage For Introverts

Pretty much everything about Kale and I getting married was untraditional. But we were actually quite traditional by not moving in together until a few days before our wedding. Kale and I certainly weren't opposed to premarital cohabitation on principle: both of us had lived with exes in long-term relationships before. We simply hadn't bee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

Jennifer Lopez Says She’ll Get Married Again Because She Doesn’t “Whore Around”

“I would get married again. I like being in a relationship. I’m not one to like, whore around, and stuff like that—that’s not my thing.” Last night on "Chelsea Lately," thrice-married Jennifer Lopez proclaimed that despite her shaky track record with the institute of matrimony, she foresees herself walking down the aisle again someday. Because…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 22, 2014

Girl Talk: Unemployed And Unemployable

My life three years ago is sometimes incomprehensible to me. Retrospectively, it’s so absurd that it’s hard to believe that the things that happened happened, or that I tolerated some of the things that happened, or that I actively participated in some of the things that happened. Enough mystery. When Jessica’s article about the time

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 22, 2014

Study Claims A Big Wedding Leads To A Happier Marriage

According to a new report by the University of Virginia, couples who have larger, more formal weddings are more likely to have quality marriages. This is pretty hard to believe because in my mind, there are few things more stressful or challenging to a relationship than planning a big wedding. The study, which is part…

By: Claire Hannum / August 21, 2014

Worst Nightmare: Married Couple Learns They’re Brother And Sister

A Brazilian couple, both of whom were adopted, recently shared the surprise of a lifetime when they learned that they share the same birth mother. Cue the face grimaces and gagging.

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 7, 2014

Frisky Rant: What The Hell Is A Timely Marriage?

Last week, the Boston Globe ever-so-helpfully advised millennials (because god knows, everyone’s got great advice for us, like “Take out private loans to fund your education” and “Stop whining and get a job”) that we’ll regret it if we don’t marry in a “timely” fashion. Cue eye roll. Tom Keane’s article says that fewer millennial…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 7, 2014
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