Posts tagged "marriage"

Support For Gay Marriage Is Higher Than Ever

After the recent news that Arizona could possibly be making a law that would make it legal to refuse service to gays, you might think that our country hasn’t made much progress on the gay rights front. But thankfully, a new poll is happy to report the opposite. Read more on Your Tango… / March 8, 2014

The Emotional Lifecycle Of A Bridesmaid (In GIFs!)

This summer, I’ll have the pleasure of standing by my good girlfriend’s side as a trusty bridesmaid while she says “I do” to the man of her dreams. This isn’t my first time at the rodeo, though. I’ve been a bridesmaid several times before, responsible for holding the bride’s bouquet, helping to plan the bachelorette…

Katie Oldenburg / March 7, 2014

Tired Of People Asking When You’re Going To Get Married And Have Kids? Get A Mannequin Family!

In a move I can only call brilliant, Starz Entertainment Group art director Suzanne Heintz shunned the traditional marriage and family life in favor of something far more unconventional. For the last 14 years, Heintz has been living with her strong but silent husband Chauncey and her never-rebellious teenage daughter Mary Margaret as part of…

Ami Angelowicz / March 6, 2014

Study: When The Rich Marry Each Other, It’s Bad For The 99 Percent

Forget about marrying rich if you’re not rich already: a new study as found that the tendency to choose a spouse with the same income or education level has increased greatly in the past 50 years and it has actually affected the state of income equality in the U.S. …

Claire Hannum / February 28, 2014

Single Ladies, Here Are 11 Exciting Things To Plan (That Aren’t A Wedding)

According to a new survey published in the Daily Mail, women are spending an awful lot of time planning their weddings…before they even have a groom lined up. Out of  600 single women polled, 60 percent admit that they already have their wedding planned — sometimes down to the details of the dress, the vows,…

Ami Angelowicz / February 28, 2014

How To Have A Happy Marriage According To Frank & Claire Underwood From “House Of Cards” (Spoiler Alert!)

It’s official. Frank and Claire Underwood are officially my favorite married couple currently on TV. “House of Cards”‘ calculating vice president (played by Kevin Spacey) and his powerful and beautiful wife (played by Robin Wright) are proof that the couple that lies, schemes and smokes together, stays together, by any means necessary. Netflix just debuted the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2014

Lasting Celebrity Romances Do Exist: Here, Oprah Proves It

When Amy Poehler and Will Arnett called it quits, I was totally bummed. When Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel were dunzo, I despaired. Don’t even get me started on Britney and Justin, whose demise I am still not over. With the devastating demise of Hollywood relationships, it’s easy to throw in the towel and give up all…

Claire Hannum / February 13, 2014

True Story: I Married My Gay Best Friend

After my traditional engagement to my high school sweetheart fell apart, I was faced with the prospect of another devastating loss: the deportation of my best friend Emir. Desperate to stay in America, Emir tried every legal recourse to obtain a green card, knowing that his return to the Middle East—where gay men are often

Liza Monroy / February 12, 2014

My “Perfect” Marriage Date Is Apparently In 11 Months And 29 Days

Save the date! According to a new app from TIME, my ideal marriage date is in 11 months and 29 days, which means that unless I want to be a sad, single, lonely forever alone (I might, actually), I’d better find someone to marry on or around February 10, 2015. TIME arrived at this number by analyzing the media…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 12, 2014

New Study Says My Marriage Is Almost Perfect!

A new study of 2,000 adults has determined the best husband and wife names. has ranked these names by the positive virtues associated with each name. The theory being, that these positive attributes (for example, kindness) make for a longer lasting marriage. My husband and I hit the marital jackpot. David ranked number 1…

Sophie Leon / February 10, 2014

The Soapbox: For The Most Feminist Marriage On TV, Look To Denmark’s Drama “Borgen”

Realistic marriages have little real estate on television, and feminist marriages even less. “Mad Men” and “The Sopranos” were studies of estrangement; “Breaking Bad” of spousal abuse. On “Friends,” marriage meant banishment forever on to the suburbs.

Imagine my excitement, then, on chipping my way into the first DVD set of “Borgen” —…

Janet Manley / January 31, 2014

Republican Politician Cites Bible, Writes That Wives Should Submit To Husbands

Last month, Republican Representative Steve Pearce of New Mexico published a memoir in which he wrote about his Biblical belief that a wife should “submit” to her husband as part of her “obedience to the Lord.” [Huffington Post]
In remembrance of today being the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade

Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2014

4 Harsh Conversations You Should Have Before Getting Married

Everyone seems to have a pretty good idea of what marriage is like right up until the honeymoon anesthesia wears off and they can start to feel life’s groin shots again. Sometimes that takes a few years — sometimes it happens right out of the gates. But it eventually does happen, and how you handle…

Cracked / January 20, 2014

Jennifer Lopez Doesn’t Like Being Single

“I’m one of those people who does not like to be alone. I have no shame saying that at this point in my life. I think we have to own who we are.”
Hey, at least she’s honest! At an American Idol panel, the newly-single Jennifer Lopez was asked about her relationship history and if she’d marry…

Claire Hannum / January 16, 2014

The Soapbox: I Kept My “Maiden Name,” Deal With It

It started innocently enough at the mailbox.

I reached in and pulled out the usual bills, Victoria’s Secret catalogs, and fliers for the local pizza joint. Because it was the holiday season, there was also an envelope befitting a Christmas card. “Oh! [Redacted family member] sent us a card!” I said to my…

Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2014

Dater X: My Cheating Ex-Boyfriend Got Married

“Any Patrick Bateman news?” I jokingly asked my friends Rick and Beth.

“Last time I heard anything about Patrick Bateman was right before his wedding,” said Rick.

I nearly choked on my water.  “HE’S MARRIED?! TO WHO?” He and Beth exchanged an “oh shit, we thought she knew” look.

Dater X 2.0 / January 8, 2014

Candace Cameron Bure — That’s DJ Tanner From “Full House” — Is Submissive To Her Husband

We know that Hollywood’s Cameron family, Candace Cameron Bure, who was on “Full House,” and Kirk Cameron, who was on “Growing Pains,” are both evangelical Christians. So it doesn’t surprise me at all that Candace informed HuffPost Live that she takes a submissive role in her marriage to Valeri Bure, a retired National Hockey League…

Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2014

Nothing Says Romance Like Forcing Your Girlfriend At Knifepoint To Marry You In Vegas

An Oregon man was arrested for kidnapping after he allegedly forced his girlfriend at knifepoint to go with him to Las Vegas and get married. Thomas Martin Pfeiffer allegedly threatened his girlfriend and their 22-month-old baby to get in a car with him so they could all drive to Vegas together. But Virginia Valdez  hopped out of…

Jessica Wakeman / December 31, 2013

Dissimilar Boozing Habits May Lead To Divorce

Just in time for that bottle of Veuve Clicquot you and your spouse are planning to uncork on New Year’s Eve, a new study done at the University of Buffalo made some interesting discoveries about the effects of alcohol consumption on marriage.

Ami Angelowicz / December 29, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Old Married Couple Reenacts “Up” In Photoshoot

Sixty-one years is a long time to be married. To celebrate their diamond-anniversary-plus-one, the grandkids of Donald and Dorothy Lutz staged an adorable photoshoot inspired by the opening scene of the world’s saddest/most uplifting movie, “Up.”…

Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2013
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