Whether or not Gd/Hashem exists, this religion has made my daughter see the world as a benevolent place, to see a higher power as forgiving and loving -- and to feel this sense of security about her destiny in a way that my husband never will.
Deep down, I feared the trappings of marriage. I feared that marriage would make me give up independent thoughts and ideals.
Why did I spend my entire 20s so obsessed with the next thing? Why did I HAVE to check off all these "accomplishments" on my list so quickly?
After 47 years of marriage, five children and 14 grandchildren, my husband, Marc, lost his beloved wife to Alzheimer's. Phyllis's illness spanned 10 cruel, heart wrenching years during which Marc was her soul caregiver.
Okay, so it's official: being married makes a man healthier -- at least according to a new study, this one revealing that husbands have stronger bones than single guys.
I am in love with love. Falling in love, being in love, all of it is magnificent. Even living together... in separate apartments with an adjoining doo...
Her does not stoop to the expected critique of modern society and our relationship to technology. This film is instead a sparkling, luminous love letter of possibility.
The old flame. Most everyone has them. The nature of dating is that we learn about ourselves and learn about others and either decide to start dating, keep dating or stop dating.
We can start challenging ourselves to accept love -- to return a loving look, rather than turning away in embarrassment. We can approach our defenses with curiosity and compassion and slowly start to change our part of the equation that limits our capacity for love.
When you love yourself, you are better equipped to act with integrity in your relationships. You become a person you respect, and you give your relationship its best chance at survival.
Marie Antoinette famously said, "Let them eat cake." But times, they are a-changin', and in this day and age couples are veering away from the status quo.
The need to be willing to raise the difficult questions, express concerns, share feelings, and confront issues directly and openly is the best way to prevent the possibility of a long drawn out deterioration of your marriage
These films are meant to give hope to LGBTQ youth and adults in Russia. I've held fast to the notion that I'd be feel more gratified if I focused on the variety and specificity of our love, rather than condemning other viewpoints.
I believe that marriage equality will stomp out the remaining misogyny that you call "tradition." And that's a win, not just for the LGBTQ community but for heterosexual women and the heterosexual men who see them as equals.
As a therapist who works with individuals and couples, I can tell you: you have every chance of finding happiness if you're single in your 30s or 40s or beyond. College is a time to have fun, learn about yourself, and define your goals. Many women in their 20s aren't ready to pick a life partner yet.
What is it about marriage that makes so many of us want to try out yet another one after 1 or even 2 failed marriages?