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.
I went stag to a bar, but going out without my better half is something we're both completely fine with. We trust each other implicitly, and if my man wants to stay home on a Friday night because his brain is absolutely pooped while I'm amped to pay a visit to the local watering hole, then we should be able to. In fact, we are able to.
Maybe it's because we're just barely out of a recession, or that vintage clothing is "in," but the idea of wearing a second-hand wedding dress doesn't sound as crazy as it once did. When it comes the environment, consumerism and our checkbooks—we're all a bit more averse to excess these days. Recycled Bride, a popular online marketplace for used wedding attire and paraphernalia, lets vendors sell everything from jewelry, veils, and table decor in addition to gowns. The website isn't some half-baked eBay knockoff, either. It's a business that attracts more than 100,000 women a month.
When Amy Tucker of Columbia, Ill., gave birth to a healthy baby boy last May, she made headlines. The 32-year-old cancer survivor was no ordinary new mom. Thirteen years ago, when Tucker was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, she knew the cancer treatment would leave her infertile, so she elected to have one of her ovaries frozen for later re-implantation when she was cancer-free and ready to have kids. Freezing ovaries is allowing women to prolong their fertility after 40.
Ladies, you know how we think our boyfriends would give us a "get out of jail free" card if we kiss another lady, because they think that's hot? Well, we are wrong. At least if our boyfriend is British. A British study reveals that girl-on-girl kissing isn't just hot, it's still cheating.