The Seven of Wands card suggests that you may be defending your honor, reputation or relationship. Setting or testing boundaries means you have to stick up for or stand by your decision. You're unwilling to settle for less than everything you want and deserve. You may be determined to persevere. Trust that everything will work out and you can see your situation through the difficult times.
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:11 PM EST
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I love my wife, Diane, like crazy. But I still wanted to pull my hair out sometimes.Read More »from "Skype Saved My Marriage!"
What did we fight about? Money, for one. I was used to spending at will; she insisted every purchase be made together. Another flash point was the in-laws. They tended to butt in, and we weren't on the same page about them.
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Diane pushed therapy; I pushed back. I hated doctor's offices. We had no time. So Diane, a Google fanatic, found a Skype counselor.
Neither of us had used Skype before, so it didn't feel natural at first. We spoke with our therapist at night after our kids were asleep. It was more helpful than I expected. The most useful trick I learned was to clarify what my wife meant-mirroring-before I replied. And I learned how to tell a complaint from a criticism. A complaint like "There are socks on the floor again!" isn't a personal attack.
Had we not started Skype counseling, we'd have made each other's lives hell
Kate WinsletSurprise: Kate Winslet secretly tied the knot with Ned Rocknroll, the nephew of Richard Branson!
Winslet's rep just confirmed to People that the pair, who quietly got engaged this summer, wed earlier this month in a private ceremony attended by her two children and a very small group of friends and family. The wedding was held in a converted barn in New York, according to Mirror.
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And Titanic fans will love this: It's rumored that It's rumored that Leonardo DiCaprio escorted Winslet down the aisle at the ceremony, which was so top-secret that the newlyweds' parents didn't even know about it.
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This is the third marriage for Winslet, who was previously married to director Jim Threapleton and director Sam Mendes, and the second for Rocknroll, who was previously married to socialite Eliza Cowdray, daughter of a multimillionaire viscount.
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Can't wait to learn how your love life will unfold in 2013? Find your Sun sign below -- and find love in the new year!
With Uranus in the sign of the Ram, independence is going to be crucial for you -- you won't want to compromise your desires! Venus floats through your love sector between August 16 - September 11, making it a ripe period for romance.
Taskmaster planet Saturn in your love sector means that 2013 is a make-or-break moment for you -- the year you grow up and realize what you truly want. A commitment is certainly in the stars for you ... but only with a reliable partner.
Jupiter in your sign until June boosts your confidence, helping you get out of your dating comfort zone. Venus helps you attract attention between October 7 - November 5, when a vacation romance -- or even falling for a foreigner -- is possible!
You'll have Jupiter on your side by July, lending you courage to try new things in love. However, crossed wires may lead to
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Wed, Dec 26, 2012 1:13 PM EST
The Death card suggests that when love goes wrong, nothing goes right. Whether you are avoiding an inevitable break-up, are in a rut or are simply trying to deny issues that are standing in the way of romantic happiness, you know what this means. You may miss opportunities or even hit all the red lights when you are running late. This could be a sign that something's got to give in order for you to move on to the next chapter in your relationship -- or even beyond that. Continued resistance may be futile.
What's the real secret to maintaining a long-term relationship?"I need space."Read More »from The Secret to Making a Relationship Last
At some point in our lives, many of us have either heard these words or said them to someone else. What usually followed was a breakup, and, depending on who did the breaking up, some tears, and perhaps some retail therapy or watching sappy romances on daytime TV while wearing PJs. However, in a marriage or any serious relationship, space means something completely different. In my experience it means a chance to be awesome at life as an individual. By awesome I mean a chance for you to develop and pursue personal interests, relax and recharge, or do whatever it is that makes you feel good about you. It helps you to be a better version of you. The payoff -- and there are many -- is that not only are you often happier and more satisfied with your life, but you end up being a better partner. And yet, as glorious as being a better version of me sounds, I suck at taking time for myself. I just do.
As it turns out, having space in your relationship may be even
split wedding cake topperBy Marlisse Cepeda
Nobody wants to get divorced, but those statistics that get passed around make it seem like it's an almost inevitable consequence of getting married. Breathe easy, brides. Truth is less grim than fiction here. From that ominous 50% divorce rate to pre-wedding cohabitation's effect on marriage, read on as experts clarify the seven most popular misconceptions about splitting up.
Myth #1: One in two marriages ends in divorce.
Whether you and your partner have been dating since childhood or had a whirlwind romance, chances are you've been (or will be) warned about the dreaded 50% statistic. So are your chances for a happily ever after really that mediocre? Not exactly. In fact, the divorce rate has been steadily decreasing since the 1980s, according to the National Marriage Project. A more accurate divorce rate for American marriages ranges from 40% to 50%. And keep in mind: This factors in people who marry over and over again which drives up the rate.Read More »from 7 Divorce Myths - Debunked!
Not everyone gets their dream proposal. Here, seven proposals that didn't go exactly as planned.Read More »from Wedding Proposals Gone Wrong!
By Jamie Miles for TheKnot.com
Nerves in Dubai
"My fiance flew me to Dubai to meet him, with the plan that he would propose there. There were a million romantic times when I thought he was going to do it, but he waited until three hours before I had to get on a plane to go home, because he was so nervous! A hotel room was not exactly what I had in mind." -- Roberta
"My husband planned on proposing to me on the beach when my family and I were visiting Nags Head, North Carolina. That night, he cooked us all dinner at the beach house we were staying at, and he ended up slicing off a little piece of his index finger. Talk about ruining the moment! He ended up proposing a few days later after we had left the beach. My family still jokes about it to this day." -- Kaitlynn
The craziest proposals of 2012!
"My fiance tried to propose during our first ride on an old boat we
Studies show that being satisfied with your romantic relationship is one of the best predictors of happiness - even more important than education, income, or having a high-status job. Resolve to make 2013 your happiest year yet with these bond-strengthening pledges. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from 13 Love Resolutions to Make for 2013
1. Cultivate your creativity
It's no secret that creativity is sexy: Think about how artistic types such as musicians, actors, and writers seem to ooze sex appeal. "Studies find that creativity is powerful in attracting a mate, but we often let our passions and interests fall along the wayside once we're married," says Glenn Geher, Ph.D., co-author of the new book Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love. This year, resolve to keep pursuing your own passions (think: picking up the guitar again or taking painting lessons) and watch that joyful feeling transfer over into other areas of your life.
2. Do one kind thing a day
"If you go an entire week without doing
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Sat, Dec 22, 2012 1:08 AM EST
Samantha Goettlich, left, and Laura Leigh SemonIt's the stuff of men's lesbian fantasies: Two college girls meet cute at a sorority gathering, then share an unexpectedly romantic night in the dorms. But for Laura Leigh Semon and Samantha Goettlich, the story didn't end there.Read More »from These Sorority Sisters Will Soon Be Married—To Each Other
Instead, the real-life sorority sisters embarked upon a relationship that, nine years later, would still be going strong. Now the two women are living in New York, planning their wedding and blogging about the preparations on 2brides2be.com. They just celebrated their engagement with a cocktail bash, and shared the story of their courtship with New York Magazine online, nymag.com.
The couple thought it would be fun to share their story. "We also discussed the fact that total strangers were going to get some botched version of our relationship and feel like they could judge us," Semon, 27, an MFA writing student, told Yahoo! Shine. "We did it anyway; we're not concerned with people we will never meet, we're concerned with those we love."
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