Fran and Denise (formerly Donald) have a strong relationship—and it has endured more than the common marital issues, according the New York Times. The two married in 1980; Donald completed gender reassignment—to become Denise—some 20 years later. Fran is fine with it. But New Jersey might not be. They worry that their home state will no longer recognize the marriage.
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According to British newspaper, The Sun, a survey of more than 2,000 women revealed 62% of those who had "completed their education" reported problems reaching an orgasm. Only 38% of less educated women had similar issues. Hmmm. We're not sure what level of education the Brits were referencing, but it's possible that generally "smart" women's minds are occupied with, say, how to cure cancer or what the communication of the future will be like instead of her partner.
If you can't fathom how your husband forgot to empty the dishwasher after asking him a fifth time, perhaps a $99 Learning & Memory DNA test will help. Qtrait offers customers a pick-and-choose menu of traits and tendencies for which a DNA test will tell you if you're prone to have or do, thereby offering a more reasonable option to existing companies like23andme, which offers a complete genetic rundown for $1,000. Qtrait can screen your genes to evaluate a higher risk of certain fertility and pregnancy issues, such as preeclampsia. Tests for genetic diseases, which many cultural groups like Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews undergo before marrying or having kids, aren't currently available.
Want to know what it's like to date in the 21st century? Check out this animated video that accurately depicts flirting, sex and dating in the technology age.
Apparently, a New Mexico woman is being held in police custody for stabbing her BF. What's so special about that? Well, she tried to "shank" him (his words, not ours) because she was sure he was the male actor in the porn that they were watching. On a Wednesday. At 10:30 in the morning.
New research from the University of Michigan holds that men and women trade sex for resources, much like relations between penguins where females mate with the males who bring them pebbles to build their nests. The study involved nearly 500 undergraduate students at the University of Michigan who—despite a lack of need for basic life-supporting resources—reported having thought about what they could give in order to have sex or what they could obtain from doing so.
Once the reception ended, newlyweds Dr. and Mrs. Wielechowski checked in to The Holiday Inn and proceeded to beat the living daylights out of each other. When two guests tried to break up the argument the newlyweds joined forces to attack them causing about $1000 worth of damage to the hotel in the process. The good samaritans were rewarded with cuts, bruises, a tooth knocked out and a possibly broken thumb. (Score! The groom's job as a dentist should come in handy settling this lawsuit.)
We’ll be the first to say that dating and interviewing are eerily similar. According to One News, IT companies in New Zealand have modeled the hiring process after the ever-popular speed-dating model (which they attribute to the U.S. Who knew?). Big-wigs set up tables and offered college seniors a chance to impress them—in two minutes. Both sides then filled out preference cards and waited for a “match.”
Social networking sites are on the cutting-edge of relationship trends. Facebook and StumbleUpon let you identify yourself as in an open relationship or in an open marriage.
"Be Nice and Listen" is the best advice for maintaining a respectful relationship, but its not easy. Infidelity often occurs when spouses fail to respect one another and drift apart emotionally. Beliefnet reveals how to avoid pitfalls in your marriage than can lead to an affair. The overarching theme of the article is: if you're bored or unfulfilled personally, your relationship will likely have a harder time flourishing. Oh, and, don't start sticky conversations in places where stress is already present, such as long car rides.