Would you marry someone who was unemployed? What if you yourself were unemployed—would you feel comfortable getting married if you didn't have a steady income? If you answered "no" to those questions, you're not alone. Seventy-five percent of women wouldn't hitch themselves to someone who was unemployed, and 65% wouldn't tie the knot if they were unemployed, according to a recent survey by YourTango and ForbesWoman.
In a recent survey by YourTango and ForbesWoman, 65 percent of women said they wouldn't feel comfortable getting married if they were unemployed, and 75 percent wouldn't marry an unemployed man. Inspired by these statistics, we decided to figure out the top five careers for finding love. Not only that, but we've also determined the top five careers for keeping love, regardless of whether or not you and your partner share an office. So whether you're looking for love or trying to keep it going strong, these career paths may be your best bet.
Money conflicts result in some of the most intense and destructive arguments in any relationship. Money is a topic very few people are comfortable talking about, and issues concerning spending and saving are deeply personal. The additional variable that's been silently added to the mix is the turning of the tides in many relationships for who is the primary breadwinner. Here are five tips for keeping a breadwinner relationship tension-free.
As a self proclaimed feminist, I was surprised by how hobbled I was by my love for our first born, that I, who’d argued for years how important it was that women remain in the workforce after giving birth, couldn’t imagine being anywhere but home. I'd always prided myself on being independent and self sufficient, secure on my own two feet. Now, without a paycheck, I felt lost, unsure of my worth.
It's the question we'd all love to have answered: why do marriages fall apart? A recently released infographic from The National Marriage Project offers data towards this end and also suggest the steps we can take to avoid divorce. According to the infographic, titled "When Marriage Disappears," if you want a long-lasting marriage, you should have a college degree, be over the age of 25, have a baby 7 months into your marriage, have a religious affiliation, a decent-paying job and have parents who are still married.
Are you a career woman? A stay-at-home mom? An unpaid intern? An entrepreneur? No matter where you are on the spectrum, work affects your life. YourTango and Forbes Woman are exploring this intersection, and we want to hear from YOU! Take our survey and let us know about your career (and/or your partner's) and your love life.
Here at LoveMom, we bring you the love. Our weekly Baby Bytes bring you everything else. Here are this week's 7 must-click mom links. Ways to rediscover the joy in your life, how to recover the stolen hour from Daylight Savings Time, and why shutting down your devices for the National Day of Unplugging will restore sanity in your life. Why some women downplay the joys of motherhood, women that leave their children for a career, and why Lent is a redundant occasion for mothers.
Here at LoveMom, we bring you the love. Our weekly Baby Bytes bring you everything else. Here are this week's 7 must-click mom links: what moms give up for motherhood, maternity leave standards throughout the world and one mom who embarrassed her child into better grades. These links, along with 7 tips on how to do it all as a single mom.
Every week, Traditional Love rounds up the best of the web on marriage, love and everything that falls inbetween. This week, a charming 5-year-old girl gave us her take on when she's willing to get married and while, I'm sure there are exceptions to the rule, wiser words have never been spoken. And if that's the only take away you have from this post, then really our job here is done. We're also talking Facebook, long distance and the government. Can you think of any better way to spend your Friday?
To most people, winning an Oscar would be a dream come true. For Nicole Kidman, it’s nothing compared to winning Keith Urban’s heart. “I remember thinking, Oh, my God, if you ever gave me a man like that, I promise I would be completely devoted for the rest of my life. Something that wild,” Kidman, 43, tells guest interviewer Jennifer Aniston in February’s Harper’s Bazaar. Kidman’s prayers were answered when she and Urban got married in 2006.
Working for an adult toy company has been one of my greatest experiences. Since I graduated college, I have worked for several well known companies in the marketing department including a popular restaurant chain. About four years ago, I decided to take a position as the Marketing Director for an online sex toy company called SpicyGear.com. Since I have worked for the company, it has been one of my greatest working experiences. I have had the opportunity to work with caring and compassionate people and grow in my professional life.
I determined that I wanted to be a writer when I was 5. At about the same time, I decided that I would also be a mother. 22 years later, I still wanted to be a writer... and a mother. And more than anything else, I wanted to be home to raise my children. So my husband and I sat down and hashed out how we could keep me at home full-time without going bankrupt, going into foreclosure, becoming homeless and perhaps resorting to cannibalism.
The government started keeping low income statistics in 1959. More individuals fell below the poverty line last year than ever in the time since. A Census Bureau report released Sept. 16 revealed that 43 million in the United States could be officially determined as living in poverty. That's 14.3 percent of the population, a jump from 13.2 percent in 2008. The poverty report is the latest in a long line of recent bad economic news Republicans are crowing about as the November election approaches. They will hope the electorate ignores a longer view of the low income rate. Statistics over the previous 10 years show that Republican policies played a role in the current increasing level. Liberals say the poverty rate underestimates the true level of economic misery. The other side has an opposite point of view. They say the low income line is an insufficient way to determine who's financially poor and who isn't. In response, government officials plan to use more detailed analysis for figuring out the true percentage of U.S. impoverished beginning in 2011