This month, royal haters, a Napoleonic law and a false bomb alert put a damper on weddings.
Not every mother is thrilled for her daughter's wedding, but while some dissenters hold their peace, others accuse the bride of being a suicide bomber. Over the weekend, CNN reported that a Russian woman told police that her daughter planned to explode a plane. The flight was delayed and the bride, who was traveling to Morocco for her wedding, was taken away for questioning. Investigators later traced the call to her mother, who admitted that she disapproved of her daughter's engagement to a Moroccan citizen.
Researchers studied trends and opinions about modern love and families, with surprising results.
We knew times were changing, but we didn't know just how much. On Thursday, Pew Research Center released a report about the developing social trends for American marriages and families. There were a ton of interesting statistics, and we were a little shocked by some of the numbers and opinions. It was a bit of an information overload, but we broke down the charts, analyzed the graphs and found a few items that were particularly noteworthy. The shifts in family dynamic and strong opinions made for some unexpected figures.
Handling your in-laws can be tricky. Try these 8 steps.
Not everyone has the blessing of good in-laws. Many spouses still may feel like they must compete against their in-laws for the time and attention of their spouse. This is especially true during the first few years of marriage.
Fortunately, I’ve been blessed with great in-laws. But this didn’t just happen by chance. They had to learn this skill, as did I. Like it or not, the in-laws are part of your life. And the holidays are often one of the most difficult times to navigate the in-law waters
Jennifer Jeanne Patterson explores whether your home can make your marriage better.
At home with two children, I’d learned a home could make you lonely and therefore unhappy. But could a home make you happy, and thereby improve your marriage? Or are you who you are, regardless of the space you inhabit?
Susan Shapiro defies the odds by being both lucky in love and in-laws.
Fifty-one percent of women would sooner dust than see their mother-in-law, reports a new iVillage survey. And 28 percent of women would prefer a root canal. And a truly intrepid 36 percent report they'd rather go to the gynecologist. While I actually greatly enjoy my annual visits to my charming Dr. Cherry, I also adore my 88-year-old mother-in-law Lucille, who has always been a generous, fabulous friend to me.
Freezing ovaries allows women to prolong their fertility after 40.
When Amy Tucker of Columbia, Ill., gave birth to a healthy baby boy last May, she made headlines. The 32-year-old cancer survivor was no ordinary new mom. Thirteen years ago, when Tucker was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, she knew the cancer treatment would leave her infertile, so she elected to have one of her ovaries frozen for later re-implantation when she was cancer-free and ready to have kids. Freezing ovaries is allowing women to prolong their fertility after 40.
The number of American women without children has risen to an all-time high.
The number of American women without children has risen to an all-time high of 1 in 5, a jump since the 1970s when 1 in 10 women ended their childbearing years without having a baby, according to the Pew Research Center. About 1.9 million women aged 40-44 - or 18 percent - were childless in 2008, an 80 percent increase since 1976, when just 580,000 -- 10 percent of those in that age bracket -- had never given birth, the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey shows.