In response to a rapidly rising divorce rate, Britain will host its first-ever divorce fair, says The Telegraph. Couples will have access to lawyers, financial advisers, and self-help experts.
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Tricia plays out her grievances -- who gets the Park Avenue apartment, who gets the house in Florida, who controls the half-a-million per year she's entitled to in her prenup -- in several videos that she has uploaded online. She identifies herself as a "writer/actress/good egg" and the screen flashes the message, "Will poor, vulnerable Tricia be evicted? Or will mean bad husband do the right thing?" As if pixelated debasement was not enough, this chronic over-sharer tells the mag all about the couple's lackluster sex life, arguments over money and their family feuds. (Exhibit A: her husband's child is identified on-screen on YouTube as "nasty, evil stepdaughter.")
According to the Mail, eight percent of the female population in Britain between 25 and 44, or almost three-quarters of a million women, are single -- twice the number of ring-less gals than 20 years ago. But no lonelyhearts are these -- two-thirds of women surveyed said they believe they can live a fulfilling life alone. Like Samantha Jones at the end of the Sex and the City movie (oops, spoiler alert!), the mighty freemale is tethered to no man, woman or child.
Last week I said that men run from Sex and the City. Turns out, they also run from the possibility of a bad marriage, according to Reuters. Australian Carl Weisman, a bachelor himself, wanted to get to the bottom of the growing number of permanently single men. So he asked them what exactly was going on. Weisman concluded that this lifestyle choice was steeped in fear. Men are 10 times more scared of marrying the wrong person than never marrying at all, he told Reuters.
For those who are well-versed shopping for sex toys, you know you have to be prepared for what might pop onto your screen after any given click. Nothing shouts "I'm shopping for adult toys" like the flashing, gyrating, vibrator-shaped cartoon character that you could unleash with a single scroll. Can we have a little discretion here, please? Enter Cleo's Boutique.
Well, it was bound to happen. Neatly groomed faces, color-coordinated outfits and a sincere interest in yoga had their heydays as emblems of the metrosexual. Now, it seems, the scruffy, rough and tumble, "I-care-more-about-diesel-fuel-than-Diesel-Jeans" man is back, kicking his manicured incarnation to the curb. We started seeing it on the faces of our male friends, husbands and boyfriends this past winter, when nary a clean-shaven chin was to be found. Well-fitted pants have started to sagâ€”as straight men embrace the "just out of bed" look on a literal level. And good luck getting Madonna into a playlist now that her adopted child is bigger news than her latest album release.
We took an informal poll (by "informal" we mean the guys in the office) to glean what men think of the SATC phenomenon that will sweep the country tonight as the box office opens for Carrie et al. Turns out, more than general apathy about the she-power that is Sex and the City, these men can't run fast or far enough from it.
Opening Up stresses the importance of self-awareness, communication, honesty, trust and boundaries in open relationships advice that applies to any relationship, really, be it with one or many. Debauchette, a non-monogamous blogger made famous via New York magazine and a Diane Sawyer interview, captured this concept in a recent post: I don't know many happy monogamous couples, but I don't know many happy polyamorous or open couples either. It just leads me to conclude that relationships aren't easy, that we need to figure out what works for us, individually, that we need plenty of experience to make those determinations.
Turns out, a lot of people do. Overweight people, people who are married to overweight people. A friend introduced me to the site (myfatspouse.com), and, at first glance, I was sure it would be thread after thread of average-weight husbands and wives complaining about their, well, fat spouses. The tag line is "It is disrespectful to willingly become unattractive to your life partner."
We hope that bridesmaids everywhere dying to throw their bride-to-be a fabulous shower won't ultimately settle for a fluorescent-lit reception hall or cramped living room where guests are obliged to "ooh" and "ahh" at vases and platters. Of course, that's all well and good, too. But, WEtv.com came up with a list of shower ideas that don't involve building a "fouquet" (faux bouquet) out of plastic ribbons. We liked the ideas so much, we're swiping some and adding a few of our own...