What if our employers catered to a shattered relationship like they did the flu? What if a philandering boyfriend or husband was treated like a heart attack, and your boss not only encouraged time off but shuddered at the thought of returning at less then 100 percent. In an ideal world, our employers could help our relationships stay healthy and strong.
An Irish travel agency, RunawayBrideAndGroom.com, is looking for one lucky couple to spend six months checking out honeymoon locales in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. In addition to the months of pampering, obliviousness to the future hardships and absurd amounts of sex, the couple will also pocket a cool $27K while on this vacation.
If there's one thing that redeems the whole terrible process of breaking up with someone, it's the potentially fun recovery period afterward. Don't get us wrong: Breakups are a sad, sorry business, and even the cleanest ones entail some kind of annoying consequence or follow-up, like adjusting to an empty bed or having to return that awesome space heater he left at your apartment. The key to making the most of your breakup is engaging in life-affirming activities: little things that will empower you start over and set out into the great unknown (singlehood - eek!) with courage and resilience. Resist binge-drinking, rebound guys or ex sex, and consider these fun post-breakup activities instead:
Malaysian officials are attempting to curb the soaring divorce rate with free honeymoons. An eastern state in Malaysia called Terengganu is fighting back at the divorce rate—one honeymoon at a time, says Reuters. The state's department of Welfare Community Development and Women Affairs is now offering couples who are in the midst of marital crisis a free three-day vacation valued at $440 (plus a little counseling).
An autorickshaw driver (it's like a fancy pants golfcart) was hired by a 26-year old American tourist called Whitney (she sounds hot) to squire her around the city of Jaipur during a short stay. The cabbie's name is Harish Hotala and after a few days in the American woman's company, he was absolutely smitten and in love and proposed successfully to the tourist. Love at first sight... what what.
After two and half years together and a few short domestic trips, my now-husband and I put our relationship to the test with a two-week jaunt through China. Sure, hiking the Great Wall, braving squatter toilets, and eating breakfast with chopsticks were all an adventure, but the real challenge of vacationing together was spending every minute together for 15 days straight. If you think your relationship is up to the test, do yourself (and him) a favor by following my hard-learned tips…
This is one man who's happy to ask for directions. But should he trust his wife… or his new GPS? "For the last nine years, my wife has been my shining directional beacon, a kind of sit-next-to-me Northern Star. When we lived in New York City, she would send me on the subway with yellow post-it notes that detailed the stops and transfers. Without these handwritten guides, I'd likely be penning this story as an emissary of the mole people. But this year, I was given a Garmin global positioning system (GPS) as a birthday gift—a robot whose sole responsibility was to offer me the best route to take."
Italian soccer player Luca Ceccarelli and his fiancée, Irene Lanforti, made history when they were married under the very same balcony where legend has it the woman who served as inspiration for Shakespeare's Juliet revealed her love for her real-life Romeo so many centuries ago. The wedding marks the first to take place in this historic location.
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Going on vacation is a serious luxury in this down economy. Instead of complaining about it, you could take a staycation. Or you could get a free hotel stay by house-swapping with a friend. Here are tips on how to make your house-swap a successful and stress-free vacation (plus fun and free).
You know you might be a candidate for Dating A Banker Anonymous if you've suffered any of the following: a. Your Bergdorf's allowance has been halved. b. Bottle service has all but disappeared from your life. c. You depend on your boyfriend for the above indulgences. Such is the premise of the support group and blog that two ex-girlfriends of Wall Street types started after the market—and then their relationships—plunged. When they noticed other women complaining about the enhanced thriftiness, neediness and emotional instability of their banker boyfriends, they decided the girlfriends (dare we call them gold diggers?) needed some newfound support of their own. At informal meetings over cocktails, groups of twentysomething women gather to lament their downtrodden or unemployed I-banking men.