I’m taking pains not to slip back into that awful mode of helicopter spouse. He’s being more careful this time not to look like he’s slipping into eternal weekend mode. While we’re a little freaked out and holding each other close, it’s not like we’re having to recover from another unexpected great blow. It feels like an open moment, both for Marco and for our relationship. We’re both on the tightrope, keeping our balance.
A couple weeks ago I addressed the issue of a woman changing her name when she marries. I expressed that although I don't plan to change my name when I get hitched this summer, I respect and appreciate every woman's right to choose what's best for her. I reject the notion some have expressed that when a woman takes her husband's last name she's giving up her identity.
Keeping the relationship peaceful will reduce stress that could otherwise cause mental and physical health problems. Keep in mind, stress can also hurt you financially, if you become incapacitated due to health ailments. Also, staying on good terms will reduce or eliminate costly trips back to court to hash out problems; hiring lawyers can be like taking a match to your savings.
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Mama's boy or not, your husband's mother had first dibs on your guy even before you were old enough to walk, let alone say "I do." Now that you're married, there are a few things she'd like you to know about the man you now call your own.
Bitterness is for the birds. And sweeping generalizations rarely, if ever, hold true. All women are not bitter, and along those lines, all men are not emotionally bankrupt. We got a call tonight from a friend who was ready to give up on men. Nonsense, we said.
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A recent study from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany discovered that male chimps who share their meat with the ladies are twice as likely to mate with them. Researchers studied a group of chimpanzees in the Tai Forest reserve in Ivory Coast and recorded hunting and mating patterns. They discovered sharing food not only helps the males get laid, but helps the women beef up and become more fertile. Meat, the scientists explain, is an important element in their diet because it's high in protien, and lady chimps don't hunt so can't get it on their own. Which, is unlike us. We're fully capable of buying our own dinner, but like us, the ladies don't always put out immediately following the meat-sharing.
If an office romance isn’t your speed, at least take advantage of the time you spend getting to work every day. An hour here and there amounts to endless opportunities to test out various flirting techniques and give your love life a promotion.
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