Posts tagged "marriage"

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.
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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 husband a…
By: 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. “That girl. The other one he…
By: Dater X / 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…
By: 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…
By: 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.
By: 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."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2013

Life After Dating: What Don’t You Understand About We’re Not Getting Married?

So you've finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you've committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, women discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom. On our fifth date, eating tacos and drinking margaritas, my boyfriend Tom and I…
By: Diana Hughes / December 16, 2013

How To Tell Your Wife You’ve Lost Your Wedding Band

Shit happens. I've lost track of the number of married men I know who have lost their wedding bands. Many men, including my husband, have lost their bands within the first year of marriage. In fact, if you are a married and still have your original wedding band, I applaud you. The reality is, most…
By: Sophie Leon / December 10, 2013

Poll: Have You Ever Made A Marriage Pact With A Friend?

Last week, I was talking to one of my best guy friends about our various relationship dilemmas when he assured me, "It's okay, Kate. All of this nonsense will be over once we turn 29, which is rapidly approaching." He was referring to our marriage pact: an agreement we made when we were 18 that…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 9, 2013

Study: If Your Gut Says Don’t Marry Him, Run For The Hills!

I'm a big believer in listening to gut feelings. Trust your gut, and you can never go wrong - and if things do go wrong, you're way less likely to have regrets, because you followed your instincts. According to a recent study published in Science, I'm not the only one who feels this way.
By: Claire Hannum / December 4, 2013

“Mr. 300 Sandwiches” Seeks Marriage Proposal Ideas Via Twitter

Oh, awful "300 sandwiches" people, leave us be! You have your book deal already! But no, you were back in the New York Post again this weekend. This time Sandwich Boyfriend himself, Eric Schulte, wrote the piece. The Aleksander Skarsgaard lookalike agreed to propose to his girlfriend, Page Six reporter Stephanie Smith,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 3, 2013

Can Your Childhood Predict Your Luck In Marriage?

We live in unprecedented times. If you're married, you're a minority. For the first time, there are more single than married people. Apparently, the entire country of Sweden has decided not to bother with marriage. The question of our culture has suddenly become: why get married? I recently married, and my friends ask, "So, how is it…
By: YourTango.com / November 29, 2013

6 Bits Of Relationship Wisdom My Married Self Would Like To Tell My Single Self

I feel pretty good about my path toward a forever-partner. I dated a lot of guys, had numerous long- and longish-term relationships and a lot of premarital sex.  I don't believe that marriage is "the end" of your emotional or sexual growth as a woman, but I'm also glad I did everything I wanted…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2013

Poll: Would You Marry Someone Who Can’t Make You Orgasm?

Yesterday, our very own Amelia wrote an article about her inability to orgasm from almost all of her sexual partners—with the exception of one. However, despite the fact that she’s frequently unable to reach the big “O” when partnered, she still finds sex satisfying. But what if that partner were someone you wanted…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 14, 2013

Your “Significant Other Is Returning From A Business Trip” Check List!

Those of us with significant others who travel for work often spend days and weeks at a time alone. This solitude can be wonderful -- control of the TV, a bed to yourself, tons of quality "me time." What inevitably happens to us non-traveling partners is laziness. With no one watching, you end up forgetting…
By: Sophie Leon / November 11, 2013

3 Main Reasons For Loss Of Sexual Desire In Couples

As a sex therapist, I often work with long-term, committed couples struggling with a variety of sexual difficulties. The most common issue is the problem of mismatched sexual desires.  The partner who wants sex more often usually ends up feeling rejected, wondering whether their partner still finds them sexually attractive or whether their partner i…
By: YourTango.com / November 9, 2013

Ask A Married Guy: “Should I Tell My Fiancé That I Hooked Up With My Female Friend Before We Met?”

This is our friend Tom. He’s a married guy with tons of relationship experience, and a skilled advice giver who’s here to answer all your pressing sex, dating and relationship questions. Have a query for Tom? Email him at friskymarriedguy@gmail.com! All questions will be posted anonymously, unless otherwise requested. I’m happily…
By: Tom Cowell / November 7, 2013
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