• By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

    The KnotIt's one thing to have uninvited guests or bridesmaid drama ruin a wedding, but it's quite another to have a dust storm interrupt your vows or a house fire inspire you to get married much faster than you planned.

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    Storms, earthquakes and fires aren't quite the disasters that you plan for on your wedding day, especially when most brides-to-be are just hoping for nice weather.

    We've rounded up five couples who had a natural disaster interrupt their engagement shots and vows - and even made one couple get married in their sweatpants.

    1. Connecticut couple Megan Hunley and Brian Osborne's home went up in flames in a devastating house fire earlier this week. However, one of the things that didn't burn was the engagement ring that Brian had for Megan, found by a firefighter in its charred box. Brian proposed to Megan on the spot, and the couple got married on Tuesday in front of their damaged home. They

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  • By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

    Bravo's Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks may ooze southern charm and sass, but her wedding dress was strikingly simple and stylish with a halter top and an open back. Cameran wed her longtime boyfriend, Dr. Jason Wimberley, on April 12 on a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina.

    This week, Cameran tweeted, "I married my best friend last weekend!"

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  • By Kate Sullivan, REDBOOK.

    Hard truth time, y'all: In a poll conducted by the National Endowment for Financial Education, the nonprofit found that one in three partnered Americans has lied to his or her significant other about their finances. For most, this consisted of hiding receipts or keeping another bank account, but 13 percent of those polled admitted to lying about the amount of their income or debt level.

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    That's like Lifetime movie-level deception! The NEFE has dubbed this phenomenon "financial infidelity." Since so many couples argue about money, this is certainly a serious issue that should be discussed in serious terms. But all indiscretions are not equal here. Tossing out a receipt for a candy bar doesn't make me a cheater on par with that guy who pretended to be a Rockefeller.

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    This was on my mind just this past weekend, when I visited a friend who just moved in

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  • By E. Jean

    Dear E. Jean: My husband is having an affair, and I don't know what to do. I'm a terrible person: I accessed his credit card statements and snooped in his cell phone. And here's the irony: He confronted me! He said "someone" was looking at his bank statements. Flustered and frightened, I lied.


    He has spent extensive amounts of time with this other woman, and our relationship is becoming weaker and weaker. I'm so scared of losing him! Isn't that awful? I feel he has everything (he's the breadwinner) and I have nothing. If he's so unhappy with me, why doesn't he just leave? I'm afraid of what will happen if I have it out with him: He'll disappear for good. And without him, where will I be left?

    -Sad Snoop

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    Miss Sad, my snowdrop : You stand a chance of being left with half of everything if you hire a clever attorney. If you decide not to split (and you adore the lout, obviously), consult an attorney anyway. Not

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  • He's a keeper

    By Amy Odell and Lori Fradkin

    1. He wants you to befriend his friends. No, not like "Hey, we'll be at this bar around 11 p.m. - you should stop by." Instead, he talks about how he knows you'll get along with his college best friend and picks a day for you all to go to dinner and get to know each other.

    2. He remembers something you mentioned in passing. You once joked about how you can (and sometimes do) eat peanut butter out of the jar. So when the dessert menu comes, he zeroes in on the peanut butter sundae because he knows you'll like it.

    3. He sends you an article that made him think of you. The travel section of the paper had an article on Greece, and didn't you just say you wanted to go there one day?

    4. You actually want to tell your parents about him. You usually try to be careful about how much you reveal because you want to see how it goes first, but you feel too excited about this one to keep it to yourself.

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  • Once Upon a Time co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas tied the knot on April 12 in a hush-hush ceremony in Venice, California with only 25 guests and nary a paparazzi pic to be found. Now the new Mrs. is finally opening up about her wedding to Prince Charming!

    During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, the actress declared that "it was the most stress-free, relaxing, beautiful day," despite an unexpected mishap - their wedding planner's car had been robbed.

    Watch the interview here!

    "'What could be in the car that actually would matter?' And she's saying, 'I've been on the phone with people in Israel,' and I'm like, 'Okay, the rabbi was not kidnapped.' And she says, 'I've sent people to art supply stores.' I'm like, 'Well, if my dress was stolen, I can just bring a sheet or something. I will be fine,'" Goodwin recalls.

    The missing item in question turned out to be their ketubah (a religious contract used in Jewish ceremonies). In a turn of events that

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  • 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.

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  • Too wiped to do it after a long day of doing, well, everything else? Try this.Too wiped to do it after a long day of doing, well, everything else? Try this.

    1. Dress to impress yourself.
    When you start your day by slipping on an outfit that makes you feel sexy, your brain realizes you're prepping for what scientists call a "mating opportunity" and begins pumping the pleasure hormone dopamine into your bloodstream.

    Related: The Sexiest Way to Burn Calories

    2. Switch on your senses.
    Your pout is an easy-to-stimulate erogenous zone, says sex therapist Gloria Brame, Ph.D., author of Sex for Grown-Ups. She suggests gently teasing your lips with your fingertips throughout the day, imagining your fingers are your partner's lips.

    3. Do your "choreplay."
    That would be the dishes, the laundry... It may sound silly, but leaving household tasks undone can add to your stress load -- and according to research from the University of Texas at Austin, chronic stress and anxiety can dampen your body's arousal response by up to 30%, even when you want to be turned on.

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    4. Take a

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  • By Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW


    One of the most unexpected sources of good marriage advice? Failed relationships. The couples below-frontline survivors of love's emotional battlefield-want you to do as they didn't (and don't do as they did). Learn from their mistakes and make it to happily ever after. Photo by Getty Images.


    1. Don't take his shortcomings personally. When he doesn't replace the lid on the dog food jar or instantly leap to wipe up a spill, it's not an attack on you. "I'd feel betrayed and taken advantage of, like he was doing this purely to piss me off," says Lynn Forbes, of San Carlos, CA, of her first husband. Years after their divorce, she came to realize, "He wasn't anti-me. He just didn't notice messes." Lynn's M.O. in her second marriage: "I come from a place of kindness. Leaving a penny on a counter isn't a federal offense!"


    2. Avoid bringing up small things that may hurt his feelings. You know he'll be upset if you confide that his mother's laugh annoys you,

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  • The Kiss


    Dear Em and Lo,

    I was married for 20 years and now I am not. I've dated a couple of guys since becoming single six months ago (the relationship was over long before it was over, so the grieving has been done). Recently, I met a guy that I have come to REALLY like. We've both expressed to each other in many ways, including some pretty suggestive and fun flirting, that we are really into getting to know each other even better.

    So here's the question: How great should the sex be the first time if I want this guy to stick around? Do I pull out all the stops? Should I plan on maybe just one of the little ideas we've flirted around? What about role-playing and/or dress-up the first time? I kind of wonder if I should steer things in the direction of just pure romance the first time, or is jumping right into what is fun for me - and apparently him too - a good idea? I feel pretty comfortable with my decision to not introduce any toys or gadgets the first time. But what if he suggests

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