Seventeen was a rite of passage. Not yet on our own, but full of force, promise and independence, ensconced in a still-present safety net of support. Friendship was abundant, fierce and fiery. Disappointments permeated, but fun prevailed. When else in our lives do all of these forces converge with such fervor?
If state judges can get away with ignoring a federal ruling simply because they do not agree with said ruling on whatever grounds, they are giving themselves precedent to ignore any and all federal rulings they do not agree with.
I know we are the lucky ones. We have each other to help bear the burden of aging, to soften the blows of time. He's always been my safe space to land, the one whom I trust completely and who can make me laugh at anything, most importantly, at myself. But selfishly, I don't want him to grow old too. It's just too damn scary and he's too much to lose.
I've also learned that love is more than breathless passion. Sometimes, love is quiet. It's an embrace while you're watching your father die, or believing in you even when you don't believe in yourself, or setting up a dentist's appointment for you because he knows too scared to do it yourself.
Most people think Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark Cards. It wasn't. Valentine's Day is actually a well-documented, historical phenomenon -- its tangled roots winding their way through centuries worth of Christian liturgy, pagan tradition, myth, and an occasional beheading.
People kvetch about New Year's Eve but for me, Valentine's Day is the high holy holiday of sunken expectations.
Last summer U.S. News and World Report quoted a survey finding that people involved in affairs spend an average of $444 per month on them. This includes such things as hotel bills, meals, and activities that they engage in with their extra-marital partners.
Want to spice up your next evening out with your partner? Leave your underwear at home. Before you recoil, just hear me out. I am a card carrying member of the underwear-wearing group. So that's what I thought too. Until the other night, when on a whim, I decided not to wear any.
Does this post even need a preamble? You know you've heard this one from your husband, and if not, call Guinness or check back in a couple of years, you newlyweds. So, without further ado, get ready to look deeply at yourself and see if any of these apply to you.
Think of it as a "State of Our Union" conversation, in which you address the state of your union. From habits to behaviors, attitudes to aspirations, this is your opportunity to focus on how to love each other better.
There are those who believe that people who get divorced simply take the "easy way out." As someone who has studied and written about human behavior and relationships, I can tell you: there is nothing easy about divorce.
The first thing I did -- after filling in the requisite parent-teacher conferences and basketball games -- was invite my husband to: Sex, Tuesday, 6:30 am. I received his response right away. He declined.
Couples of all stripes now choose to be married, with eyes wide open, rather than sleep-walking through the steps dictated by tradition.
BUSTED! Three times in recent weeks I have heard from people who discovered their spouse's infidelity because things showed up on their devices after flowing across and floating through the Cloud!
By Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES Photo: Getty Images Everyone always says that getting married is one of the best days of your life (and it is!), but ...
Dogs get the value of cuddling for its own sake. They like to snuggle up to you while you read in bed and while you polish your toenails and while you talk on the phone, and this is actually -- get this -- all they want. What's more, dogs are actually interested in whatever you are interested in. Jazz concerts by the lake? Awesome.