What makes a woman wife material? If you were to ask 5 different guys this same question I assure you, you will get 5 different answers. There may be some similarities and universal traits of excellence that we're all attracted to but there will also be individual quirks for each man.
Married for 23 years, journalist Iris Krasnow has a personal antidote to the long-term marital rut that creeps into relationships over time: separate summer vacations.
How often are you sitting down with your family to eat dinner during the week? You know, Crooklyn style with all the rowdy kids gathered together, husband and even the dog set around the table chatting, eating, bonding (or arguing). Well, if you don't do it often, today, September 26, is Family Day — A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children.
Earlier this year, our friends at The Stir reported a study that found couples were divorcing less because of infidelity and more because they were falling out of love. Now, there's another study that says the same thing.
Lauren Bush, the model, designer and philanthropist niece of George W. Bush, is getting married. To David Lauren, the son of Ralph Lauren. And she is planning on taking her husband's last name making her ... Lauren Bush Lauren. How far would you go for tradition? Would you change your last name upon getting married if it would become something kinda wonky?
After three months of being a tattooed mom, I have felt those judging eyes as I walk away. In all likelihood, any opinion they formed about me has morphed into something else. Which just makes me want to tattoo the following down my arm: I’m a breastfeeding, baby-wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering mom. I’m married. I own a home and a late model car. I have never received a speeding ticket, let alone been convicted of a crime. Too long?
It seems clear that we are in a time where gender roles and expectations are rapidly being redefined and altered. Although these new definitions are, no doubt, giving both genders some more freedom, are they simultaneously making a handful of people a bit more uncomfortable as well? Madame Noire took to the streets to try and discover just this. They interviewed several New Yorkers to see how they'd feel if a husband, instead, decided to take a woman's last name. You won't believe some of their responses.
You know that passion you have at the beginning of a relationship? When every moment is about getting closer to each other and nothing is more important than seeing that person naked? How nothing else matters, not food or shelter or work? Yeah, that intensity is kind of hard to maintain.
Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor passed away on March 23 at the age of 79. The cause was congestive heart failure—which seems a little crazy to us. Throughout her rich lifetime, Liz's heart never failed her. She leaves behind an unparalleled legacy of love. She might have been known for her many marriages, but her relationships extended beyond that of a spouse. A humanitarian, friend and mother, as well, Taylor taught us time and time again about the lessons we can learn through each love and each relationship.
Over time I started to trust my parental instincts in a way I hadn’t before. And as she grew, I marveled at the toddler she turned into: fiery and independent, sure of herself. She knew more of life than her brothers did at that age: she understood she wouldn’t always come first and things weren't always fair and she dealt. I realized my instinctual parenting had unintentionally taught her something: resilience.
"One of the things that I've noticed is that older women are more prone to engage in this type of behavior simply because they have already figured out that the dream of meeting the handsome prince is only a fairy tale. They've been hurt, used and mentally/physically abused so they want to feel like they are in control. They are okay with simply getting their freak on and calling it a day." Do you agree? Are women resorting to casual sex, because they're jaded about love? Join the conversation.
It's no secret that a walk down the aisle most often brings about a weight gain of about six to nine pounds. But what's been a secret or a misinformed public opinion is that your weight gain is a key factor in determining marriage satisfaction. Actually, marital satisfaction is better determined by a wife's weight gain relative to her husband's. University of Tennessee psychologist Andrea Maltzer's team tracked 165 couples over a four-year timespan. The couples completed questionnaires every six months to determine their level of satisfaction. Findings? Husbands that were satisfied at the time of marriage remained so over time, to the extent that their wives maintained lower BMIs than their own, researchers reported.
So you’re thinking about getting married? Congratulations because your in for the ride of your life. The wedding plan process first begins with the Ring. Yes, that shiny sparkler can seal the deal or break your heart. The average male will spend two months pay on an Engagement Ring. So where do you begin? First and fore most educate yourself. There are four extremely important factors when investing in a precious stone: Cut, Clarity, Carat, and Color.
It can be difficult to stay connected to our loved ones in today's hectic world. We struggle to keep friendships strong with coffee dates and quick emails, and we diligently pencil in phone calls to our grandparents even when we're swamped. But our romantic relationships rarely receive the same type of attention that our friends and families do, and the results can be devastating. Imagine looking across the kitchen table at the familiar contours of your husband's face… and realizing that the man you married now feels like a total stranger.