Wright, 47, had never been asked on a date.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Wright said that before her now-fiancé, 33-year-old Ben Foster, invited her to a poetry recital in 2011, she wasn't familiar with the concept of a proper date. “I’d never, ever been asked out on a date before,” she said. “Never. I was frickin’ married my whole life, and even before that I hadn’t been asked out.”
In all fairness, Wright married young. By age 23, she had wed and divorced soap star Dane Witherspoon and would soon kick off what would be a tumultuous 20-year relationship with Hollywood bad boy Sean Penn. Over the course of their 14-year marriage, the pair, who have two children together, filed for divorce and reconciled multiple times before finally pulling the plug in 2010.
Whether it’s happening in Hollywood or in
Wright, 47, had never been asked on a date.Robin Wright is a gorgeous Golden Globe-winning actress on the hit show “House of Cards,” engaged to a man 14 years her junior. But prior to meeting her fiancé three years ago, Read More »from When Did Dating Become Passé?
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 13, 2014 5:40 PM ESTLove Letters Nicole Kidman revealed just how romantic her husband, singer Keith Urban, is. Why? Because he writes her love letters. Swoon. Due to her wildly successful acting career and his busy schedule of touring for his music and filming American Idol, they sometimes have to spend nights apart.
Nicole told the March edition of InStyle magazine that her husband keeps the love alive through heartwarming words. "For every single night he's away, he leaves me a love letter. Every single night of our relationship."
Wow -- go Keith! Having never received a love letter from my husband of 10 years (bitter, who me?), this revelation made me think of the famous love letters that other stars have written throughout history. In this age of emails and texts and Facebook status updates, there is something terribly wonderful and old-fashioned about putting one's feelings onto paper. I must confess that I have kept a few love letters from my past, including one from my first love when I was just 17 yearsRead More »from 7 Famous Love Letters Throughout History — from Marilyn Monroe to Orson Welles!
- The Modersohn's were faced with a huge hurdle just two years into marriage.
Less than two years after Linda and Cory Modersohn married in 1985, Cory was in an accident that left him paralyzed. Here's how they've overcome this hurdle -- together.
When Linda Modersohn got the news that her husband, Cory, had been in a motorcycle crash, her feelings went beyond fear. "I was terrified," she says of that awful day. But it was worse when she saw Cory at the hospital, facedown and strapped to a board. "His back was totally deformed. He said, 'This is really bad. I can't feel or move my legs.' I realized that life as we knew it was over."
At 24, Linda was suddenly faced with caring for a paraplegic: "A doctor with a clipboard ran through a list of scary risks -- the suicide rate, the divorce rate. The more he talked, the harder I cried. He said we'd never be able to have kids. That was the blow of all blows."
For a few months, Cory lived in a rehabilitation facility, and Linda moved in with herRead More »from Could Your Marriage Survive an Injury like This?
Bridget Jones brilliantly called a smug married, like me. But, being that Saturday, the day after Valentine's, is "Singles Awareness Day," I recently leaped into the wasps' nest anyway and found that once all the stinging is over, people actually have a whole lot to say about the topic.What's a guaranteed way to alienate your single friends, family members, and colleagues? Just ask them what not to say to a single person, especially if you are what
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First, let's clarify who we mean when we say "single." By single person, we mean woman. Of course some men are single and they certainly have complex feelings about being single, but No. 1, they aren't judged in the same way as their female counterparts, and No. 2, they don't really want to talk about it anyway. "It's changing, but the stigma is still mainly on women," Karen Ruskin, a psychotherapist and relationship expert, told me. Furthermore, she says that perceptions can beRead More »from What Not to Say to Someone Who's Single
- Lauren Tuck, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 13, 2014 3:17 PM EST
Calling all members of the lonely hearts club! Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes the Make-Out Practice Pillow, an incredible, if slightly disturbing, invention that can offer single people the comfort (literally) of a good kiss on the most romantic of holidays without actually having to interact with another human being!Read More »from The Creepy Way to Guarantee a Valentine's Day Smooch
After finding a bunch of CPR dummies in a dumpster, Emily King, a designer from St. Petersburg, Florida, knew she had to create something spectacular with them. As Valentine's Day approached, inspiration suddenly struck the 26-year-old. “When I was in middle school, everyone 'joked' about making out with pillows for practice,” she writes on Instructables, where she gives DIY step-by-step instructions on how to make the make-out pillow yourself (ideally with a dummy that hasn't been in the garbage). “I'm assuming that I was not the only one for whom the jokes had some truth.” Rest assured, Emily, you most definitely were not.
So, this Feb. 14, instead of calling
- Erika Ostroff, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 13, 2014 2:24 PM EST
Once a year, the world is reminded that love is, in fact, all you need. Or is it? Some see Feb. 14 as a chance to give roses, cards, candy, and kisses in the name of St. Valentine, no matter how commercial the day has become. For others, it’s a not-so-pleasant reminder of the single life. Cue the real-world version of Renée Zellweger in "Bridget Jones’ Diary" when she guzzles wine on the couch listening to “All By Myself.” Or Elle Woods’s bite-and-toss chocolate-eating scene after Warner dumps her in "Legally Blonde." Here, a list of humorous truths that will make being single on Valentine’s Day as digestible as obnoxiously expensive truffles.
Your favorite online retailers make it impossible for you shop without reminding you that you should be wearing that new dress on a hot date (a hot date that you don't have).
But you use the LOVE123 promo code anyway. Who are you to pass up a 20 percent-off opportunity? Especially in the name of love.
Surprise! You find a bouquet at yourRead More »from The Slow Burn That Is Being Single on Valentine's Day
- Tips on Healthy Living | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 13, 2014 2:20 PM ESTBy Liza Mundy
Do you find that some men are too intimidated by your success, and career ambitions? Maybe these aren't the kind of men you should be dating anyway. From The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family.
Reporting in South Texas, I interviewed Magdalena Hinojosa, a senior associate vice president at the University of Texas-Pan American. I had set up the interview hoping to get her expert views about why Hispanic women are emerging as more successful students than men. Hinojosa was glad to talk; she said that part of the disparity does spring from the fact that young men see themselves as providers. They usually need to get jobs, which reduces the time they have to study. And even when they are supporting parents and extended families-as so many men in the region are-their income reduces the grant money they can qualify for.
But when I told her more about the scope of this book, she closed her office door so sheRead More »from Why Do High-Powered Women Minimize Their Success when Dating?
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 13, 2014 2:14 PM ESTNow before you go thinking that I am some sort of date guru, allow me to assure you:
I am as lazy as they come when it comes to dating.
Luckily, being lazy plays in my favor when it comes to the dating world these days because lo and behold, I have a built-in excuse for not being able to leave the house all dressed up for the fancy-schamcy dates we used to have - and they're called my children.
No clean pants? No problem!
No money for a babysitter? Got ya covered!
Too lazy to leave the couch? Even better!
But because I also happen to really, really love Valentine's Day (a day dedicated to love, flowers, and chocolate? Um, yes!), I do think it's worth putting a little time and preparation into taking a look at some fun and easy at-home Valentine's Day date ideas … no pants required. Um, well, you know what I mean.
5 Fun + Easy At-Home Valentine's Day Date Ideas
1.) Chocolate fountain funRead More »from 5 Valentine's Day Date Ideas You Don't Have to Leave Your House For
I am, of course, partial to this one because it happens to be my plan of
- Bridal Guide | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 13, 2014 2:14 PM EST
While you're planning your wedding, are you also preparing for your marriage? According to a survey published in the Journal of Family Psychology, couples with premarital education reported higher levels of marital satisfaction and experienced a 30% decline in the likelihood of divorce over five years. (This topic is especially timely because Colorado has proposed a ballot that would require engaged couples to complete premarital counseling before they're legally allowed to wed.)
If you're getting married in a house of worship, then you might already have faith-based marriage classes booked in your schedule, since some churches and synogogues mandate them. And if you're not among the engaged couples required to get counseling, then you may be curious about whether or not it's worth taking the plunge.
Here, get a comprehensive look at how an accredited counselor can help you build a solid foundation for your future together. Also, find out what you should discuss with yourRead More »from Counseling Before Marriage: Will This Become the New Law?
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 13, 2014 2:00 PM EST
Ah, Valentine's Day. No matter what your relationship status is, there's no better day to celebrate love in all of its forms and to share sweet expressions with the people closest to you. If you don't have an easy time coming up with these words on your own or if you're in the mood for some literary inspiration, you are in so much luck. What have authors written about for centuries, if not love? Not much, that's what, so there are plenty of quotes out there to get you started if you're stuck. Some of my favorite memories of past loves have to do with the letters, quotes, and heartfelt sharing of words - and I doubt that I'm alone in this. There's really nothing better than a sweet memory of a time someone told you he or she loved you. It's best to hear it in their own words, of course, but a little bit of inspiration from the masters never hurt anyone. Here are 7 of the most beautiful quotes about love from literature. -By Laurie White
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