Posts tagged "marriage"

The 26 Most Annoying Things Your Significant Other Does

We all love our significant others. They are our best friends and our greatest source of love and comfort. But sometimes, they drive us up the wall! Don't get us wrong — surely there are things we do that annoy them too (nah ... we're perfect!). Still, at least we know how to pick u…

By: Tres Sugar / August 3, 2014

Seeing Your Partner As Your “Other Half” Might Doom Your Relationship

A new study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has found that relationships, much like most things in life, are all about perspective. When you see love as a beautiful journey of growth and occasional struggle, your love life is more likely to prosper. When you want your relationship to be perfect or believe you…

By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

Life After Dating: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes … None Of Your Business

Being the youngest in a large family has its advantages: My siblings provided plenty of grandchildren already, so there's no pressure on me to make more. (Christmas presents are expensive, y'all.) My family has also known since I was 19 -- when I fainted while watching my older sister have a sonogram because it grossed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2014

Frisky Rant: My Boobs Are Not A Threat To Your Marriage

Recently blogger Lauren of Apples and Band-Aids caused an uproar among bloggers when she wrote a post claiming that racy social media images by sexy female strangers were a threat to her marriage. To wit: When your bare shoulders and stretchmark-less bellies and tanned legs pop up, I not only worry if my husband will

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / July 25, 2014

Newsflash: Divorce Doesn’t Always Work Out Well For Women

So here’s a thing that is making my eye twitch: There is a (fringe) group of people -- mostly men -- who believe that divorce is, basically, a feminist conspiracy meant not to empower women to live autonomous lives (y’know, the whole “pursuit of happiness” thing) but to allow women to destroy men’s lives. Thi…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Bride’s Favorite Mascot Walks Her Down The Aisle After She Loses Her Father

When Jennifer Sullivan unexpectedly lost her father to a heart attack six months before her wedding, she brought in her favorite mascot to walk her down the aisle. "I knew that I would be thinking about him the entire time," Sullivan told WSVN News. "I knew I needed to do something really special to take…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

Life After Dating: When Your Partner Is Unemployed

Growing up, my parents were able to provide a stable middle-class upbringing for me, my three sisters and my brother. I can understand now how fortunate we were not to worry about hunger, housing, or medical bills. Although my Mom made a point to show us how privileged we were  — I'm from Fairfield County,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2014

In Hong Kong, You Can Realize Your Dream Of Getting Married At McDonald’s

Getting married at McDonald's would have been my wildest dream around age five. Apparently some couples in Hong Kong never let go of that dream and are actually getting married with Ronald McDonald as a witness. The wedding program at Hong Kong McDonald's locations has become so popular that the website has a special page

By: Claire Hannum / July 14, 2014

Study: Maybe Millennials Aren’t Into The Whole Marriage And Babies Thing

Millennials aren't exactly lining up to tie the knot, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Researchers asked people of every generation whether they believe society is better off if people prioritize marriage and children. Of all the participants combined, 46 percent said society would be better off, while 50 percent thought society…

By: Claire Hannum / July 13, 2014

Life After Dating: Marriage Has Changed My Relationship To Feminism — And That’s OK

My husband and I met  and got married all within five months. Kale had been visiting from Australia on a year-long tourist visa when we fell in love. Marrying not only kept us together, but launched us into a lifetime side-by-side. It didn't really feel like a choice or a decision; it was obvious to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2014

Study: Office Sexism Starts In The Guy’s Marriage

According to new research by the University of North Carolina, men with stay-at-home wives are more likely to have a negative outlook on women in the workforce. Five studies were carried out on almost 1,000 married heterosexual men, and even with the use of varying types of research methods and samples, results were grimly consistent.

By: Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

Frisky Rant: Please Stop Bragging About Your Husband On Facebook

When women brag on Facebook about having the "best hubby in the world," I want to buy advance tickets and popcorn to their inevitable divorce. If you really and truly love your husband and you're actually that happy, why do you need to show off? Is Facebook your own personal delusion billboard? Like when did…

By: Sara Benincasa / June 25, 2014

How Does Marriage Work? In “112 Weddings,” A Wedding Videographer Tries To Explain

I got married very quickly: we had only been dating for five months. I didn't doubt that I'd found the man I wanted to spend my life with, but I did feel confused in the weeks and months after we'd gotten hitched what marriage was supposed to mean and if so, how should we make it…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2014

True Story: I Had My Immigration Interview

It has become abundantly clear to me over the past couple of months that people don't know much about sponsoring someone for immigration. That makes sense, of course, because the majority of us will never do it. But insofar as people do know about the process, they know it involves getting a green card and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

Study: The Concept Of Trophy Wives Is Pretty Much A Big Fat Lie

Trophy wives may be nothing but a myth perpetuated by sexist research, according to a new study. Researcher Elizabeth Aura McClintock of Notre Dame reviewed the data from a large set of young adult heterosexual couples, looking to find out how people really choose their partners. She looked into two different reasons that drive pairing u…

By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2014

The Pros And Cons Of A Wedding Vs. An Elopement

Two years ago, I met my husband  at a Foreigner concert. So far, being married has been amazing ... except I have to remind myself to call him my "fiancé." Officially, our wedding isn’t until Halloween. See, my husband is an independent contractor and has a physical job, so he needs full coverage due to…

By: Julia Heller / June 18, 2014

Study: Husbands Are Happiest When Wives Earn As Much — Or More — Money

A wife bringing home the bacon isn't the death knoll of a relationship that it has been made out to be. According to a new survey of 1,000 married couples over age 25 by MONEY magazine, husbands are actually happier when on equal financial footing with their wives.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2014

PurrVerse: I’m A Queer Against Marriage

So it turns out 55 percent of Americans now support gay marriage. I suppose my little queer heart ought to be delighted that we’re slowly stumbling into being treated "just like everyone else." Instead, if I’m honest, I feel disappointed in the gay rights movement.

By: Kitty Stryker / May 29, 2014

Sherri Shepherd’s Husband Tried To Add An Amendment To Their Prenup Forcing Her To Submit To Him, Have Sex, & Not Get Fat

Today In Things That Maybe Should Have Been Ironed Out Before He Got Married: TMZ claims that Sherri Shepherd's estranged husband Lamar Sally asked to add an amendment to the couple's prenup with these alleged heady requests: "It is my joy to submit to my husband as a way to honor God. Even if my…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

Seriously, Calm Down About Marriage

Hey, guess what? I’m here with good news! Stop worrying about getting married. I know this seems sudden. It’s only a normal Friday in May and you’re probably just living your own life.  But let’s be honest with ourselves. We think about getting hitched all the time. We think about marriage with awe and a…

By: College Candy / May 17, 2014
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