What to Expect...Ladies, with all the things we have to put up with during pregnancy, it hardly seems fair that any man would complain about how tough your pregnancy is for him. But, one brave soul has come forward to do just that. What do you think of what he says about being with a pregnant woman? Is it thoughtless to just blow off his feelings when you're experiencing the brunt of the pregnancy? Or are his complaints justified?
1. MOOD SWINGS
"Crazy as it seems, that beautiful and sexy woman you married has the strength and stamina of a hungry UFC fighter. During this time she wants things a certain way and if they don't go her way, hell's fury will rain down."
2. BABY SHOWERS
"One of the biggest whips there is. Nothing like going to a party (usually scheduled during a much-anticipated sporting event) with a bunch of people you don't know, giving you a bunch of stuff you couldn't care less about, and NO ALCOHOL to make it all better. Brutal."
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What to Expect...Ladies, with all the things we have to put up with during pregnancy, it hardly seems fair that any man would complain about how tough your pregnancy is for him. But, one brave soul has come forward to do just that. What do you think of what he says about being with a pregnant woman? Is it thoughtless to just blow off his feelings when you're experiencing the brunt of the pregnancy? Or are his complaints justified?Read More »from Brave Man Talking: The 5 Worst Things About Being with a Pregnant Woman
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Hiring a wedding planner might feel like something that only socialites or people in movies do, but many non-royal brides employ planners to help with their weddings. But is a wedding planner the right choice for your wedding? Here are four situations when it might be a good idea to hire a wedding planner.
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1. Your time is very valuable to you. Some people love wedding planning, but not everyone is looking to make wedding planning her part-time job. If you're the kind of person who prefers to pay others to do the things you dislike or aren't great at, then hire a pro. You'll have to make room in your budget, but if hiring someone gives you more time to pick up extra income elsewhere, then it's money well spent.
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2. You're planning long-distance. Whether you're planning a destination wedding, or just planning a wedding in your hometown from a new city, trying to plan
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The Emperor card suggests that you have the strength of your convictions. People know you can be counted on to perform or to be reasonable when passions get hot, but you may have issues with accepting the independence of your love interest, particularly when it comes to being the provider or protector. Don't try to force the issue -- be dependable and you can earn respect by being a positive role model.
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While "tension" sounds negative, it's really a sign your relationship is changing-possibly for the better. Even when all is status quo, infusing certain kinds of tension into your marriage can shake things up in a good way. Here, experts share how to use different types of tumult to get closer with your husband. Photo by Getty Images
1. Sexual Tension
When you're longing for your hubby, and vice versa, that natural, physical tension signals a need to be met. "We tend to think of sexuality as romantic, but sexual release is a human necessity," says clinical psychologist Andra Brosh, PhD. So occasionally, be a tease; holding out can turn up the heat between the sheets. "This could position you in a healthy place of power over him." Just don't withhold sex to get your way or because you're upset with him. Driving him crazy is only fun when it's playful, not punishment.
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2. Conflict Tension
If you finally argue
When it comes to incorporating wedding rituals into your big day, it's important to keep things personal. We've rounded up fresh takes on timeless traditions for you to adapt as you please.
CUTTING THE CAKE
The Tradition: Dessert is a high point of any party, but at a wedding, it literally takes the cake. This is the most iconic moment in the reception, and a guest favorite. The couple and the cake often take center stage after the dinner plates are cleared. The bride places her hand on the knife, and the groom places his hand over hers. They cut a slice and feed each other -- a gesture symbolic of their promise to always provide for one another -- with plenty of encouragement from guests. The Update: These days, many couples offer a dessert buffet instead of cake, with an array of pastries and bite-size sweets; or they may create a cake-like arrangement of frosted cupcakes on tiers. It can be hard to cut such small confections gracefully, so just offer your partner a
- Smitten, Glamour Magazine | Love + Sex – Thu, May 2, 2013 5:21 PM EDT
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Thayer Allyson Gowdy Last night as I looked around my room, filled with suitcases and boxes and a million piles of clothes messily divided into "Keep" and "Give Away" piles, I knew I had some important work to do before I move back to New York. So naturally, I went downstairs, got a glass of wine, and worked on updating my online dating profile so I could start scoping dating prospects in NYC.
What, you guys? I'll pack later.
Anyway, as I updated my zip code so I could see the guys in my new (again) neck of the woods, I took a look through the rest of my profile, which I haven't done in a while. As I read through it, I noticed that a) I still think my own profile is totally funny and cute and b) it's kind of outdated. Most of what was was written was originally composed back in 2008, my first small brush with online dating during a split with my boyfriend. After we reunited, I shut it down, but when I signed back up years later, I just re-used the original profile, just adding a pic to
This is where cheaters go.Maybe we're a little too obsessed with Mad Men but, when we imagine a steamy, salacious affair, we certainly don't picture it all going down in the middle of The Cheesecake Factory.Read More »from You’ll Never Believe Where Cheaters Go on “Dates”
By Natasha Burton
However, a new poll by the notorious dating website for cheaters, AshleyMadison.com, finds that chain restaurants and steak houses are the prime locales to take your cheating partner/mistress/whatever the male equivalent of mistress is. (BTW: Why isn't there a male equivalent of mistress?)
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According to the site's founder, places like P.F. Chang's and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse are not only "larger and less conspicuous," but they are "also commonly found in business districts, close to hotels where these type of dates typically end." Iiiiiinteresting.
The survey also found that most of these chain restaurant rendezvous take place 20 miles from where the cheaters in question live. (Well, we guess they're not driving all that way for the food,
Engagement parties: Wise tradition than a wasteful expense? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your engagement party questions in our daily post.
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Do we have to have an engagement party?
You aren't required to have an engagement party, but it isn't a bad idea. Often it's the perfect opportunity to introduce parents and attendants to each other before the wedding. And don't think you're doomed to a stuffy cocktail party. Anything goes when it comes to engagement parties-from backyard barbecues to clam bakes-so make it as laid-back as you want.
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, May 2, 2013 2:17 PM EDT
People make a big fuss about their wedding pictures - it's understandable. First off, they are the most visual link to that once-in-a-lifetime event when your love is consecrated in the eyes of your family and friends and even cousins you never knew you had. BUT, if you happen to be the proud owner of just one picture from your big day in which that crazy uncle, or better yet, a complete stranger in a Speedo, just happened to enter the frame at the perfect moment and now lives on forever in photo form, consider yourself extremely lucky, my friend. For it is that photo and that photo alone which you will return to again and again, to show your friends, to share with as many people as possible on the internet, and which will bring you more joy than all of the other pictures combined. Click through for the 7 most hilarious wedding photobombs ever! -By Serge BielankoRead More »from Just the Three of Us: The 7 Most Hilarious Wedding Photobombs Ever
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Ditch These Words
"We need to talk." Nothing good usually follows that sentence, especially if you say it with major attitude. It will immediately put him on edge. Instead, start by letting him know you want to discuss "X" because of the way it made you feel.
Act Like You Want to Hear Side
Your body language says more than you think. Sit up straight, keep your hands clasped to avoid f lailing them around, look him in the eye, and nod to show you are listening. "If you're talking with your arms crossed, leaning back, or scowling, he will be on the defense from the start," says Rachel DeAlto, author of Flirt Fearlessly.
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