On November 6, 2012, Maine became the first state in the country to approve gay by voter referendum. Most same-sex couples celebrated the news. But, presented with the possibility of getting married, other gay couples began reacting in an unexpected way.
Now that Lance Armstrong has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his years of cycling and Tour de France wins, it’s been brought to media attention that Sheryl Crow may have lied to protect his reputation. Although she denied it in public interviews, sources are convinced Crow must have known about his drug use because she was dating him for two years during his Tour de France racing days, and the two were even engaged during one of his wins.
What kind of friend are you to your spouse? New research shows that having a strong friendship bond with your partner is the secret to having a long lasting romantic relationship. While that is not a surprising revelation about relationships and marriage in particular, this information does serve as a checkup to the state of one’s friendship within the relationship.
The recent debacle involving college football star, Manti Te’o getting catfished is another unfortunate example of what’s wrong in our hi-tech social world. It’s a complicated, tangled story and it only seems to get more unbelievable with each new interview. What’s more surprising is that all of it could have been avoided with one simple step: a coffee date.
Question My fiancée recently took the bar exam, and has been busy with her job search ever since. What with my lengthy work hours, her studying for the bar and now job search, not to mention our extensive wedding planning (with our families), it seems like we just haven’t been able to spend all that much time together. Given all that’s been going on, I thought it might be a good idea to surprise her with something special - any ideas? Answer
Living alone could be harmful to your health – in fact it could lead to you dying sooner than you would if you were in a relationship. That’s the shock finding of FindYourPlusOne.com's dating site technology provider, Atwood Technology, which has just completed an investigation into marriage, divorce, living alone and mortality. The dating site also investigated whether more Canadians were living alone than their American counterparts and how divorce rates in the United States compared with those of Canada.
If this is your first Valentines Day with your new love, you can probably expect a thoughtful card, a cozy restaurant reservation or a bouquet of roses. That's what the "honeymoon phase" is all about. But what if you've been together for a year or two, and on this high-pressure day you're starting to compare "how things used to feel." You may wonder, are we still in love?
In this month of giving thanks, I am grateful for the lessons of my life. Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned is that a meaningful life is about growing your soul, and it happens slowly, in the process of engaging life. My own soul was battered early, when all the closest people in family died during my teenage years, and I was left alone, terrified, without money, education or an idea of what to do.
Some people have a strong response to the old slave custom of jumping the broom in their wedding ceremony today. I had a strong response when I thought about it for my own wedding. I began crying, to my surprise. I had seen the tradition performed a few times in movie weddings (i.e., "Jumping the Broom" starring Paula Patton) and I never thought much about it until my own planning. The tears came when I thought about my fiance and I jumping over a broom at the end of our ceremony.