So many times we postpone the inevitable because if there was any good in it we hope the good can come back. We get trapped in our thoughts of what used to be rather than what actually is. I know I have felt the pangs of, "We were happy. We were so in love and alive." I have a hard time seeing that it isn't that way anymore. I can get blind to the reality of that too much has happened and that the times now are rarely happy and good and right and fulfilling. I get stuck way back at the beginning and the wonders of what used to be. Choosing to let it go can feel likeRead More »from Missing Pieces
- puzzleThe last dance is the most painful. It is the final hurrah, the ending of a dream and the firm knowledge that what we wished for will never be. When the song has ended the dancers part and go their separate ways. There is no grandiose bow or an encore. There are no standing ovations or a mad clapping of hands and an audience crying, "Bravo!" There is simply the end and the silence of it all unfolding to this finality.
- StyleCaster News | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 6:29 PM EDT
By Valeria Nekhim, StyleCaster
Couple talkingThe saying is actions speak louder than words, but if you really want to know whether your romantic relationship is built to last, you might just want to log onto Facebook.
A computer scientist at Cornell University, and a senior engineer at Facebook analyzed the social connections of 1.3 million FB users who list a spouse or a relationship partner in their profile, and wound up discovering valuable insight pertaining to romantic relationships.
According to the New York Times, the researchers were able to pinpoint the identity of a user's significant other, and the strength of their bond by looking at whether they had a "high dispersion" within their social networks on Facebook.
In layman's terms, high dispersion occurs when couples share more than just currentRead More »from Wait, What?! Facebook Can Predict Whether Your Relationship Will Last
- Vanity Fair | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 5:51 PM EDT
Nicole Kidman on Vanity Fair's December 2013 issue. "I was so young," Nicole Kidman tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner in the December-issue cover story, reflecting back on her marriage to Tom Cruise when she was just 23 years old. "And you know, with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I've met my great love now. And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn't want it for a while, because I didn't want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up."
Kidman, who was playing Virginia Woolf in The Hours at the time of her divorce from Cruise, recalls shooting Woolf's suicide scene, walking into the River Ouse over and over again, as electric fans whipped up the river's waves. "Walking into the river with those stones in my pockets-I chose life," she says. "At the time, I was at a low point, and by playing her, it put me into a place of appreciating life."
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 4:44 PM EDTNot everyone wants to hear about every detail of your blissful married life!We get it, you're married.
By Natasha Burton
In less than nine months, I'll be a newlywed. And because major milestones, like marriage, can cause people (okay, me) to get a little cray-cray with the social media, I asked my friends and fellow Cosmopolitan.com writers for their input on some of the most egregious acts married people commit on Facebook. As you'll see below, they had plenty to vent about - so, here's to hoping I can contain myself.
1. Re-posting their wedding photos on every anniversary
When you're newly-married, sharing wedding photos is unavoidable. You can't resist, all of your friends are still excited for you. Fine. But you don't need to change your profile photo to you as a bride... Every. Single. Year. As one of my colleagues put it: "If it's your 10th or 20th anniversary, fine. But doing this for some random middle year just means you want everyone to see how good you looked in your dress."
2. Using their status updates to track major milestonesRead More »from The 10 Most Annoying Things Married People Do on Facebook
Kanye West on His Proposal to Kim: “If I Wanted it to Be Romantic, I Would Have Gone to a Small Restaurant or Something”By Vanity Fair | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:55 PM EDTJulie Miller
A week after proposing to Kim Kardashian with the help of a misspelled Jumbotron message, an orchestra playing his own music, and a baseball stadium as vacant as his newly minted fiancée gives the impression of being, Kanye West stopped by the hip-hop station Power 106 in Los Angeles today for an interview. Since this was a conversation with Kanye, the discussion naturally and randomly strayed to some of Kanye's favorite subjects-world domination (expect Kanye amusement parks circa 2018), his creative genius ("I am a creative genius"), and his obsession with fashion (sure, he's spent $1,000 on a T-shirt, who hasn't?). But impressively, host Big Boy managed to corral the rapper's attention long enough to coax out new details about his proposal to Kim that have not yet been uncovered by E!, Us Weekly, or any of the other parasitic Kardashian tabloids.
Kanye did not haveRead More »from Kanye West on His Proposal to Kim: “If I Wanted it to Be Romantic, I Would Have Gone to a Small Restaurant or Something”
When Jason Kurtz was in his late 20s, he was single, lonely, broke, listless, and living with his parents.
Then he followed an urge to travel to India, and he told himself that he would not come home until he knew what he wanted to do with his life. During the many-month adventure, Kurtz was ripped off by cab drivers, conned by begging children, and forced to confront his aversion to everything from filth to lack of personal space.
His recently released memoir about the experience is gripping, and every page is full of spiritual lessons. When I finished Follow the Joy, I wanted to know more. Obviously, the journey had helped Kurtz find happiness. But did it also eventually help him find love? And did what he learned during that trip prepare him for his career as a psychotherapist?
I gave him a call. "In many ways the book is the story of how I became the man who could find and marry my wife," Kurtz told me. Here are 7 spiritual laws that helped him do just that. Read them soRead More »from 7 Spiritual Laws for Successful Relationships
Amal Ammuddin, George Clooney's There is nothing that gets the tabloids hot and bothered like a "mystery woman." Now pair a mystery woman with George Clooney, and it's a surprise there are any tabloid editors who did not suffer apoplexy last week. Yes, Clooney (recently seen playing "George Clooney in a spacesuit" in Gravity) ate dinner and shared a cab in London last week with a mystery woman (who played into her narrative by donning a scarlet red dress and flashing a "wouldn't you like to know?" grin).Read More »from Meet George Clooney's Latest Girlfriend
- Vanity Fair | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:22 PM EDT
Polo Ralph LaurenBuried in the (admittedly quite short) Page Six item about Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan's "crazy night out" on Saturday (which involved "whispering in the corner" and leaving together after 5 a.m.) is the revelation that Lindsay is dating a Ralph Lauren model named Morgan O'Connor. But the plot-as plots so often seem to do when they involve Lindsay Lohan-thickens, as the paper reports it "also looked like he hit it off with Miley." This, naturally, piqued our interest: who is this specimen currently romantically embroiled with both of these mega-watt tabloid staples, one arguably past her heyday, the other at the peak of her own?
See more: Fashion's Reigning Cats and DogsHere's what we learned:
1) He's 18.
Yup, Morgan was born in 1995, the year "Waterfalls" and "Gangster's Paradise" ruled the airwaves, and three years before a tween Lohan would appear in The Parent Trap.
2) He's got dreadlocks.Read More »from Meet the 18-Year-Old in a Purported Miley Cyrus–Lindsay Lohan Love Triangle
Ford Models, which is no doubt thrilled about this spat of
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 11:49 AM EDT
When I was younger, I remember proposal stories weren't so elaborate. They went something along the lines of: "He got down on one knee and … I SAID YES!" I also remember watching television shows and movies that depicted proposals; for the most part, they were simple and sprinkled with just enough sweetness to make me misty-eyed. Proposals were a special moment shared between two people, and every so often they included family as well. They were purposeful and seldom resembled productions.
But over time, something changed. Television shows were created to help men create special proposals, companies well-versed in proposal planning were formed, and a proposal wasn't a proposal unless it involved a performance, jumbotron, or flash mob. Although not exclusive to all couples, a proposal was no longer something shared between two lovers, and instead somehow morphed into a grand event, sometimes shared by countless spectators and participants - concurrently being videotaped so that itRead More »from Do Elaborate Marriage Proposals Give Women Unrealistic Expectations?
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 30, 2013 11:18 AM EDT
The Lovers card suggests that you have the courage to get involved, take a risk, consider a proposal or fall in love again. If you don't put yourself out there, you won't find what you seek. Make a choice to love or forgive. Then consider letting an outside party hook you up with a new prospect or rendezvous. Be aware, however, that giving into passion, temptation or lust could have consequences. Don't bite off more than you can chew. Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily Love Tarot - Thursday October 31, 2013
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