If you want to change your name, that's great (plenty of women are happy taking their husbands' names and they shouldn't be knocked for it). But if you clearly don't want to, and if you start making huge sacrifices now just to appease your man, you'll be setting up expectations for your marriage you may live to regret.
While some may long for the simpler days of sock hops and soda shoppe romance—we at YourTango wonder what the old days would have been like with modern technology thrown in the mix. Remember "Facebook Manners And You"? The love story continues... on Facebook, naturally. Many of you met Alice and Timmy, the stars of "Facebook Manners and You," our Webby Award-nominated video about Facebook relationship dos and don'ts, in Spring 2009. Now those crazy kids are back! This time they're documenting their relationship for the world to see with their "Electronic Picture Diaries." Using their MyPhones and OurTube, Alice and Timmy try to manage their old-fashioned love with modern technology. "Facebook Manners and You" was a viral hit and Alice and Timmy's electronic picture diaries are posed to do the same. Each week, starting November 15, a new Alice and Timmy video will be released on YourTango's Facebook fan page. You can view the trailer below and watch the first episode by visiting this link: Facebook.com/yourtango
Women have long searched for a way to alleviate the symptoms of PMS—bloating, cramps and mood swings—just to name a few. Jonny Bowden, author of The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth, has found the cure—a natural PMS cocktail. Learn more about the herbs and supplements that will bring you relief.
The Form 3 is Jimmyjane's newest vibrator in its Form line, which includes the award-winning Form 2 and the old-school Form 6. Before we go any further, full disclosure: I am engaged in a long-term affair with the Form 6. It's an incredible vibrator, and has endeared Jimmyjane to me forever. I had high hopes for the Form 3, and it didn't disappoint.
Commandments about not flirting with anyone else when you're in a relationship—especially a long relationship—are totally unrealistic. That's the kind of etiquette we all profess out loud, but isn't a truism in the messiness of real life.
If variety is the spice of life, then routine is the local anesthetic. At first, it dulls the pain of uncertainty. Then it dulls the pleasure of certainty. Routine begets boredom, and nothing—nothing—can kill a relationship in quite the way that boredom can.
A disgruntled husband in Italy filed to annul his marriage after his wife told him she may want an open marriage. No word on how long the couple were married, what context her "open marriage" musings took place and whether the marriage was basically finito anyway, but the Italian court system ruled in favor of the man, the marriage dissolved and the former wife isn't even allowed to receive alimony.
Fifty-one percent of women would sooner dust than see their mother-in-law, reports a new iVillage survey. And 28 percent of women would prefer a root canal. And a truly intrepid 36 percent report they'd rather go to the gynecologist. While I actually greatly enjoy my annual visits to my charming Dr. Cherry, I also adore my 88-year-old mother-in-law Lucille, who has always been a generous, fabulous friend to me.
A newlywed who won't have sex, plus boob ogling and some thoughts on "failed" relationships. Check out Love Bytes, 15 must-click love and relationship links from around the web.
What's the secret to diet success? Well, first off, let's ban all those dreaded D words-like diet and deprivation. Getting svelte is all about eating healthy and staying satisfied. Snacking throughout the day will keep you and your tummy full and content. Try these five delicious ideas the next time hunger strikes.