romantic. I did it for simplicity,” Tracy Robert, née Stientjes, a 28-year-old newlywed told Yahoo! Shine. “My maiden name is super hard for others to say and spell, and my married name is not.” And, though the process of changing it came with lots of annoying paperwork, she added, “I do feel like we are our own little team now!”
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Robert is not alone. She is, in fact, in a growing majority, according to the most recent available data on the topic.
“For the married female population, keeping your maiden name is so last decade,” wrote Abby Haglage Thursday in her Daily Beast story “Retro Wedding Craze: Taking the Husband’s Name.” She reveals that, according to Facebook data on 14 million married women recently collected jointly by the social media company and the Daily Beast, 65 percent of women in their 20s and 30s changed their name when they married.
Those percentages rose,
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, May 16, 2013 4:26 PM EDT
romantic. I did it for simplicity,” Tracy Robert, née Stientjes, a 28-year-old newlywed told Yahoo! Shine. “My maiden name is super hard for others to say and spell, and my married name is not.” And, though the process of changing it came with lots of annoying paperwork, she added, “I do feel like we are our own little team now!”“My reason for changing my name is not terribly Read More »from Retro Marriage Trend Makes a Comeback, for Better or Worse
So, your husband cheated on you? Eh, just get over it. Read More »from Relationship Advice From Pat Robertson
That’s the advice that former Southern Baptist minister and televangelist Pat Robertson offered during Wednesday’s episode of “The 700 Club” when a female viewer wrote in to ask how she could regain trust for her philandering husband.
"Here's the secret. Stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you, well, he's a man….Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat? Does he provide clothes for you to wear? Is he nice to the children... Is he handsome?
“You’re praying, 'Oh God, keep me from hating for what he did when he was with that stripper in that hotel room ten years ago and I’ll never forgive him’ kind of thing, please help me…start focusing on the good stuff.
“Give him honor instead of trying to worry about it. But recognize also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit and what you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander.”
He goes on to
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, May 16, 2013 1:15 PM EDT
The Internet sucks for many reasons, and stalking your ex is one. Google makes it too easy.Read More »from Single Mom Bummer: What Do You Do when Your Ex Moves On?
For solo single moms, watching an ex freely move on is hard. The father doesn't have to drop their child off at school or throw the ball at baseball. He doesn't have to worry about a fever at midnight, or deal with not being able to go on a date, because there's no babysitter tonight. Sick kid? Mom has to stay home from work-again. The parental responsibilities fall on mom and her personal life gets sidetracked-and that's OK because mom goes to bed with a clear head at night and wakes up to a beautiful child in the morning. She's supermom.
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It still hurts.
Hurts to see wedding photos. Belly shots. Newborn pictures. But you hurt for your kid-not yourself.
My single mom friend, *Rosa recently discovered that her ex-husband got his girlfriend pregnant. Girlfriend is having a baby girl in the Fall. Look, people move on-this is a fact.
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Thu, May 16, 2013 1:09 PM EDT
By Lilit Marcus for HowAboutWe
Although most corporate types would tell you it's a bad idea to mix romance and the workplace, the team on "The Office" never got that memo. As we say goodbye to the show, we also have to bid adieu to some of the most oddball relationships ever - particularly the love affair between Dwight and Angela ("Dwangela"). Though uptight office tattletale Angela and absurdist beet farmer Dwight finally made it work in the long run, they're not the only mismatched TV couple who made us laugh, smile, and wonder what in the heck those two saw in each other.
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Prior to my first marriage my biggest fear was divorce. My life experiences resulted in me bringing some lessons learned into my next relationship, and some baggage, too. Fortunately, my husband loved me and my child so much that he was willing to help me carry some of the baggage. Over the past few years I have continued to work on me in an effort to be the best mother, wife and self I can be. Recently I read an article by Your Tango about the top mistakes couples make that could lead to divorce. I found it informative because most married people don't want to give much thought to the idea of divorce until their marriage is tested. Even so, sometimes increased self awareness can help us be more mindful of our interactions with and responses to our spouses and therefore be more inclined to seek help or support in the event an issue arises. Here are 7 mistakes, other than infidelity, couples make that can lead to divorce:
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Why Brad Pitt's Support Matters in Angelina Jolie's Cancer Battle By Melissa Wall for HowAboutWeRead More »from Why Brad Pitt Gives Angelina a Better Chance of Beating Cancer
Perhaps you've heard that Angelina Jolie recently had a double mastectomy. (Ok, you've definitely heard that Angelina Jolie recently had a double mastectomy.) The actress underwent the surgery to decrease her chances of developing breast cancer - the same disease that killed her mother in her '50s.
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According to Jolie's op-ed in the New York Times, her doctors told her she had an estimated 87% chance of getting breast cancer, as well as a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. As such, rather than wait for the very likely event that she develop a tumor, she went ahead with the life-changing procedure.
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Rich and famous actress or no, there is one thing that is beyond debate about Jolie's experiece: it's very hard to sit in a doctor's office and hear that you have a near-90% chance of getting cancer (the same cancer that
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Thu, May 16, 2013 12:44 PM EDT
The Judgment card reversed suggests that circumstances that may seem out of your control, but that may be connected to the past. Deep feelings of discontent may require you to make a choice to take action on blind faith or bail out. It may not be enough to simply be loving or charitable, hard working, smart or kind. You may need to be strong as well so that you can turn experiences into wisdom and healing that can guide, liberate or offer relief to those who look up to you.
By Spencer Cain, StyleCasterRead More »from The Craziest Celebrity Confrontations of All Time
Lindsay Lohan/Avril Lavigne We all have those people we simply don't care for, and guess what? Celebrities do too. The difference between us and famous folks, though, is that we tend to confront our enemies in private, not on the red carpet or in a crowded club. Of course, when stars do face off in public, there's nothing more entertaining (especially since there always seems to be a gossip columnist or camera nearby.)
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In honor of a recent confrontation at last week's Met Gala (read on for that story), we decided to round up the craziest celebrity showdowns of all time.
1. Miley Cyrus vs. January Jones: Back in March, rumors began to swirl that trouble was brewing for Cyrus and her fiancé Liam Hemsworth. During Oscars weekend, paparazzi spotted him getting into a car with Jones and allegedly kissing her. All parties were mum on the subject, but their conflict came full circle at last week's
- Martha Stewart Weddings | Love + Sex – Thu, May 16, 2013 9:48 AM EDT
Some vendors include gratuities in their fees, but many will leave the amount up to you -- and the level of service they provide can influence what you give them. Tips can add up quickly, costing you a few thousand dollars. Most tips should be handed out the day of the wedding, so it's wise to assign the job to a friend or family member. A follow-up thank-you note is often a valued tip in itself, as your word can be a recommendation for the vendor.
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Consider handing your officiant $100, a thoughtful present, or, if you're having a religious service, making a donation to their house of worship in the celebrant's name.
The Catering Staff
If the gratuity isn't already included, plan on tipping all staff members, including the catering or banquet manager, waiters, bartenders, chefs, and other essential workers who help serve guests. You can calculate the tip as a percentage of the cost of your total catering bill. Figure on paying about 15 to 20 percent of the
If you can't pinpoint the last time you made the first move - or didn't resist when your hubby did, these libido killers may be to blame. Here's how to fight them off. By Diana Kelly, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Surprising Reasons You're Not in the Mood
Your meds are turning you off
Among the biggest culprits are pills taken for fibromyalgia pain and antidepressants, says Stephanie Faubion, director of the Mayo Women's Health Clinic in Rochester, MN. "Antidepressants can cause difficulty with arousal and orgasm - it's like putting a big wet blanket over sexuality." Medications with hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and different types of birth control can also be heavy on the body, says Dr. Sadie Allison, founder of TickleKitty.com and author of Ride 'Em Cowgirl! But, don't toss that bottle of pills just yet - and definitely don't do it on your own. Ask your doctor if there's an alternative, to reassess your need for that medication, or if she can decrease the dosage.
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