A couple months ago I had a birthday and I was overwhelmed by hundreds of greetings on Facebook. It was cool and fun and a bit mind-boggling. I liked it. At the time I wondered about the out-pouring of messages and chalked it up to lots of people that truly enjoy bringing joy into each other’s lives. Nice, right? Today I lost my father and I decided to post the following picture and comment on Facebook. “My Mom left us a few years ago. My Dad followed her today.
Lately, I’ve gotten so many anguished questions from people who are being criticized and rejected by family for making relationship choices the families don’t like, usually for cultural or religious reasons, that I changed my mind about what I was going to write this month.
People often joke that, despite our best efforts not to, we grow up to mirror the habits and behaviors of our parents. Unfortunately, this age-old concept now stretches even further, and it may be affecting romantic relationships.
Clinton remembers her mom ahead of Mother's Day, telling a crowd in New York that her mother, Dorothy Rodham, grew up in neglect.
My sister is a stay-at-home mom. Her day starts at 6 a.m., when my nephews get up, and isn't over until the last of the two monkeys heads off to bed around 8 p.m. Every single second of her day is dedicated to my two nephews, ages two and three, and I can say without a single doubt in my mind that my sister is the hardest worker I know.
By Holly Lefevre, Author of The Everything Vegan Wedding Book for GALTime Living a vegan lifestyle affects and influences your life on every level. And, now you are planning a wedding! That is a challenge all in itself but when you are planning a vegan wedding, there is a whole new set of decisions and considerations added to the mix.
We all know the song little Dick and Jane teased us with in Elementary School: "Katie and Johnny sitting in the tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love; then comes marriage; then comes the baby in the baby carriage." There's just one problem with this song today. Maybe it should be rewritten to say: "First comes love, then comes the baby in the baby carriage, then comes marriage." At least that's how it seemed to happen for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
By Kristen Hagopian, Frugalista, for GALTime After the relatively mild winter just gone by, it seems almost too good to be true to have a fabulous Easter right upon us. Yet here it is, in all of its pastel clothed, candy-covered glory. Weather permitting, it’s also the perfect holiday to invite friends and family over for the first throw-open-the-windows get-together of the year. No air conditioning, no heating needed – what could be better?
Attending a religious event like Passover that's unfamiliar to you can be stressful, especially when you're worried about making a good impression on your boyfriend or girlfriend's family. Here are some tips that will ensure that it all goes smoothly.
You and your guy have been dating for a few months and are still getting to know each other. Is he "The One?" Maybe, but you're either not 100 percent sure — or don't want to scare him off by laying all your cards out on the table. How do you go about handling holidays like Easter or Passover?
Anything worthwhile in life needs regular, positive attention. This includes relationships. If you want your most important relationships to grow and thrive, you need to care for them.
Have equal rights for women literally destroyed the balance in modern day relationships? What is the difference between present day society and from our society 40 years ago? Why are there so many divorces, broken homes, and single parents today as opposed to yesterday? What is the one variable in a relationship that has changed from that period until now? Women.
All holidays and times of family gatherings are supposed to be rich with joy and laughter and fulfillment. You know, like the holiday photos sent by many at the end of each year. The very fortunate have moments, hours or days of these experiences during holidays. Yet, even the happiest of times are filled with challenges, and for some, a great deal of sadness and loneliness.