Love may be lovelier -- but it is also a whole lot more complicated the second time around. Record numbers of us will, one day, be in a second marriage. The pool of eligible second marriage candidates is vast as a result of both the high divorce rate and increased longevity. But before saying 'I do' (again), there are a few legal issues that merit consideration.
Nothing rocks a marriage likes infidelity, and quite often the result is divorce. But once the truth comes out, do the cheating spouses regret the affair -- or just regret getting caught?
Trying to do it all with so much on your plate, such as careers, parent responsibilities and household chores is not easy.
If our legal system is founded upon the concept of freedom, equality, and protection, with the only deviations being for the reason of legitimate public purpose, what is the public purpose of banning same-sex marriages? Outside of individual opinion, I see none.
I will love you as my own daughter, if you will let me. If you're close to your mom, I am not going to try to replace her; you don't need two moms. You might, however, be interested in having a mother-in-law who might be a friend. All you have to do is ask.
It is always risky to predict what the Supreme Court will do in a case based on the oral argument. Justices ask questions of the lawyers for a variety of reasons and the questions do not always reveal what the justices are actually thinking. Some questions, for example, are genuinely designed to help a justice think through the logic of the advocate's argument, whereas others are intended to demonstrate weaknesses in the advocate's position in an effort to "educate" other justices. Knowing exactly what is motivating any particular question is a tricky business and prognosticators often misjudge what's really going on. Having offered this caveat, let me now offer my own predictions about Perry and Windsor.
Online dating creates this sense of options. This is the best news ever, because if the only way you think you can "keep" a man or woman is by eliminating his or her other options, that means you want an inmate, not a life mate.
The public debate and spotlight on same-sex marriage will die down and fade, and what will remain will be our gay and lesbian neighbors, friends, and church members who need support to live their public promises to one another.
Whether you're in a long-term relationship or you're just looking for one, you'll want to keep this in mind.
Here are three hashtag-free benefits of marriage, all of which should be enjoyed equally by all people, not just the heterosexual ones.
Men not only in Italy but in all of Europe and Latin American countries appreciate the woman who has a little 'mileage' on her. Like a well-preserved vintage car, a good piece of 18k gold jewelry, or a fine patina on a silver tea service, women who have lived are a premium in other countries.
What I didn't know when I tied the knot at 22.
While the idea of marriage may be outdated and tied to patriarchal, gender/sex-biased traditions, it remains an ideal for the majority of Americans
In a nutshell, her thesis is this: Intimacy in relationships is frequently -- and inexplicably -- the enemy of sex. The intimacy Perel is referring to is the romantic ideal of semi-conjoined couples who believe that love means quashing mystery in favor of sweet companionship.
The bottom line issue here is not whether or not gay marriage should be recognized, but whether or not our system should condone and legalize prejudice.
As dating trends and habits evolve within our society, one thing will always remain taboo: Cheating. In a relationship, what exactly constitutes as cheating? What would you do if your partner cheated, and do men and women define it differently?