There are lots of expectations about what marriage will provide that motivate people to choose it over the single life. Including... Love Co...
With my daughter only nine years old, I was very discreet in dating and careful about bringing anyone into our home, or in allowing men to meet my da...
Family unity and healthy interactions, who could possibly be against that? Not many! I've got two daughters-in-law who are precious to me and one more soon to be welcomed joyously into our family. I find myself always trying to be a well intentioned, non-meddling mother-in-law. Sometimes, I even succeed. Sometimes I don't.
Contrary to the widespread belief among legendary damsels in distress, marrying royalty isn't generally all it's cracked up to be. Without a prenup, frankly it doesn't matter that you caught him in three different broom closets with three different scullery maids last year; his pre-marital assets are still likely to stay with him.
You might be surprised that I'm writing you this letter, considering that you are one of the world's most prominent examples of a happy marriage. But, as a seasoned divorce attorney, I've learned to spot the ones whose marriages are on the way out--and frankly, Cinderella, I've seen that look in your eye.
When we enter a relationship to marry, most of us commit with that lifelong intent underlying our decision. But during the interim, people discover things about themselves that they didn't know going in.
We'd retain our last names for our respective work purposes, but for family affairs we wanted to be a united front. If he wasn't going to take my last name (because why should either one of our names get special preference?), then we needed another option. For us, merging was the most elegant solution.
What's in a name? That concept has been buzzing in my head a lot lately, especially now that we're deep into wedding season.
Are you happy and fulfilled in your marriage or are you pretending? Do you fantasize about life as an "independent?" Would friends and family be shocked if you announced that you and your spouse were divorcing?
There's a real conflict in the messages that go out to young girls: on the one hand it's study hard, become someone important, invest in your career and be independent, and on the other hand you have the wedding industry and the society magazines saying: get married, that will be the most important day of your life, that will define you and validate you.
Contrary to what everyone seems to think -- experts in the field, friends, therapists -- even Mr. Ben Affleck -- I don't believe marriage has to be work. I know this because I have been married 31 years, and I don't consider my marriage work at all. And neither does my husband.
The ruling solidified the foundation: now we have to build the house. More heavy lifting is needed to achieve our vision of a world free of all forms of discrimination.
Of all the many trapeze artists I've had the pleasure to present, not a single one ever considered such a career in flight as a plan B or something to hold them over until their real dream kicked in. The trapeze is either for you or it is not.
Modern society is suffering because we've lost our tribes. Under the tribal system, marriage is as important to the supporters as it is to the couple. The community comes together to confirm that the two people belong together. Then all the people involved are married to each other.
A year ago, my partner and I made the decision to start seeing a sex and relationship coach. Through our journey, I've debunked a few myths about l...
Our ceremony looked like a wedding. It sounded like a wedding. It felt like a wedding. And it was... and wasn't. Despite having to check "single" on our tax returns and lie when one of us was in the hospital ("she's my sister"), we knew who we were: a married couple deserving legal rights.