Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your newlywed friends? Marriage Experts Dr. Charles & Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz show us how the best gifts for newlyweds are not material objects.
Do You Want to Get Married and He Doesn’t? Single Moms Want Marriage “I want to get married and he doesn’t.” “I want to get engaged now!” “How do I get him to commit?” “How can he say he loves me and the kids, but won’t make it legal?” “I want to get married now.”
I have to admit it — somewhere between our last cake tasting and my first experience with a registry gun, I crossed over from laid-back bride-to-be to full-blown whatever-the-step-before-Bridezilla is.
You may remember my gripes back in November about not having a set wedding date. My fiancé and I were waiting because of money, stability and priorities. We were (and still are) very young and back then, we were temporarily living in New York, unsure if we were planning to stay. Well, things have changed since then.
A couple of weeks ago, my fiancé and I moved back to California after living in New York City a mere six months. Long story short, our lifestyle preferences clashed too much with the Big Apple (read: shoebox living and heavy pollution vs. spacious homes and abundant nature) for us to justify staying and growing roots, leaving our west-coast roots behind.
I have never believed in the long-held claim that couples who live together before marriage are more likely to get divorced than couples who waited until marriage to combine households, especially because I've been living with my now-fiancé for a good four years.
If you're like us, you avoided Facebook on Valentine's Day since there were probably enough photos of flowers, chocolate and "I have the best guy in the world!!!" updates for you to stomach. Yeah, we hear you. But, you might want to play it safe and avoid it today too – there could be a chance that one of your status-happy friends got engaged on the most unoriginal day of the year.
Stop nagging your man. Really. The Wall Street Journal recently claimed that nagging — which the WSJ defines as "the interaction in which one person repeatedly makes a request, the other person repeatedly ignores it and both become increasingly annoyed" — is the biggest marriage killer and likely to lead to divorce. Yikes!
As an engaged woman, I was both surprised and appalled when I read an article on The Stir stating that 50% of Americans believe it should be legally required for a woman to take her husband's last name. My first thought was: Who took this survey anyway, a bunch of people from Middle-of-Nowhere America (no offense, really) who've been completely cut off from the modern world?
December is the most stressful month for couples, according to a study of 2,000 people by Seddons. The study found that a whopping one in five couples consider breaking up because of holiday woes, including bad tidings from financial worries, entertaining extended family members and sharing the workload around Christmas.
A recent Good in Bed survey found that about half of their seriously coupled-up readers were bored, or on the brink of boredom, in their committed relationships. Additionally, nearly a quarter cheated because of boredom!
"You're engaged? Oh, congratulations! When's the wedding? Where's it going to be? Are you two planning on having kids anytime soon? OMG, how did he propose?"