So, you're getting married? Mazel tov! It's time to pick a dress, get the hall, and plan what you're going to say to your bride or groom. That's where YourTango comes in. We've selected eight special poems for you and your sweetie to read to each other during your vows, at the reception, even on your wedding night. Chose your favorite and enjoy!
A recent study by The Marriage Foundation claims that a newly wedded couple is in the most danger of breaking up in the early years of marriage. So how can you give your marriage a fighting chance? After more than two decades of coaching couples, I can tell you that the biggest reason marriages fail is because couples enter relationships with naive assumptions. Love does not prevail over all! Use your wedding vows to make your marriage last.
One would think wedding vows are unambiguous. Straightforward. No subtext, no exceptions. Love is love. Right?“ "Not so,” say some men. “If you get really sick or disabled, I’m outta here.” A study published in the journal Cancer reported that, of the 515 married patients with serious cancer or multiple sclerosis followed over 5 years, the divorce rate was about the same as among the general population, 11.6%. The difference was that women were 6 times more likely to be the ones bei
by Gregg DeMammos Traditional marriage vows say, “I promise to love, honor and obey...'til death do us part...” We think we know better than these ancient words. We take our vows lightly. We don't bother to look at the wisdom in the vows and how far beyond us, beyond simply being in love, beyond our smallness, they are. Imagine who you'd have to become to honor your vows over years and years of marriage and actually be happy!
Baseball season is winding down, but there’s a lot couples can learn from the game to help keep their romance alive. In the beginning of a relationship, hardly anybody complains about romance, since you’re still on Cloud 9. And if you don’t know how to keep things flowing, it can eventually start to die down the longer you’re together. Here are five tips to rejuvenate and enhance you and your honey’s relationship and keep it as romantic as possible:
Think the tab for the typical US wedding is high? Imagine if you had to tack on an additional $200 bucks each for a group of 20 or 30 guests, whom you've never met before. It's high wedding season in Japan right now and the new trend, in the name of saving face, is to rent out wedding guests if you don't have enough real names to add to your list, reports Yoko Kubota, for Reuters.
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In 2009 we resolve to continue publishing awesome content that will make you guffaw, tear up, give you goose bumps and make you go "awww." And when we're not working (rarely!) we have personal lives, which occasionally involve relationships. Below, the YourTango staff's 2009 love and relationship New Year's resolutions.
Can a conservative and a liberal move beyond their political views to find love? The answer is a resounding yes! Back in January, Caroline Tiger penned our piece "Can A Democrat Love A Republican," in which she wrote about dating someone of opposite political persuasion. Tiger, professional freelance writer, author of several books including "The Long Distance Relationship Guide: Advice for the Geographically Challenged" and the etiquette tome, "How To Behave: Dating & Sex," can now add newlywed to her resume, and we can finally put a face and name to the initial "J" in our political love story.
It got slammed in the reviews. Then, this weekend, when I stopped by my favorite neighborhood boutique to gawk at cute dresses on my way to the theatre, even the salesgirl started in: "It was awful. You wouldn't believe the things that came out of these characters' mouths!" And yet, three friends and I were still hell-bent on seeing the new Kathering Heigl star vehicle this past Sunday. In our humble opinions, it didn't disappoint: Between popcorn-snarfing, the movie's themes—sibling rivalry, bridesmaid spite, wedding envy—were universal enough to get an emotional rise out of each of us in turn. And kudos to the costume director because this film's minor villains (i.e., 27 heinously bad bridesmaid dresses) were so memorably cast that I'm still shuddering.