• Let's face it: If you're a child of divorce, you've probably experienced a lot of changes in your family life. Perhaps it has never even fully recovered to a normal state (unless that state is, of course, chaos). I know the feeling. My parents "started" divorcing while I was in high school and they didn't finish until I was halfway through college. Times like these are incredibly emotional and life-changing for everyone involved. Being the child of divorced parents can also be extremely tricky when it comes time for your big day.

    After my now-husband Graham proposed and we started planning our wedding, I suddenly had a lot of questions. Is it bad form to have just my mom walk me down the aisle? (I didn't have a good relationship with my father at the time.) How could I involve my dad without stirring up family drama? What if both parents walked me down the aisle? Is that even possible to ask from two people who once had a restraining order against each other? What if my dad's wife

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  • Oh no he didn't!Dear Em & Lo,

    What do I do when a guy says he loves me, but he won't commit to being my boyfriend? Does he really love me?

    - Miss Interpreted

    Dear M.I.,

    Here's your short answer: Run away! No, he doesn't really love you!

    Here's your long answer: Run away! Run away! Run away! Run away! Run away! Run away! Run away! Run away! Run away! Run away! No, he doesn't really love you! No, he doesn't really love you! No, he doesn't really love you! No, he doesn't really love you! No, he doesn't really love you! No, he doesn't really love you! No, he doesn't really love you! No, he doesn't really love you! No, he doesn't really love you! No, he doesn't really love you!

    Okay, seriously, we can think of maybe a handful of reasons why somebody may really actually honestly love you but be unable to commit to being your boyfriend:

    1. He's already taken. In which case, like, we said: Run away!

    2. He loves you like a sister. In which case: Run away! Because you'll never get out

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  • Researchers find men taking statins reported improved erectile function(Newser) - Drop your cholesterol before dropping your pants, or so suggests a new study out of Rutgers University. Researchers there analyzed 11 studies on erectile dysfunction and statins, which are prescribed to lower cholesterol along with heart attack and stroke risk. What they found was that in addition to lowering those risks, statins "also improve erectile function in the men included in our analysis," says lead researcher John Kostis, who notes that erectile dysfunction often goes hand in hand with cardiovascular disease, and can even be a warning sign of it.

    While further research is needed-and Kostis notes doctors shouldn't prescribe statins solely for erectile dysfunction-he thinks the finding could be a good factoid for doctors to use in convincing patients who need statins to take them as prescribed.

    The Rutgers press release on the 11 studies assessed all used the International Inventory of Erectile Function, "a self-reporting evaluation of male sexual function

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  • By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

    Larry Busacca/VF14/WireImage.comThis must have been one hush-hush (yet expertly-styled) ceremony! Fashion designer Tom Ford announced during an interview at an Apple store in London that he and his partner of 27 years, former Vogue editor Richard Buckley, got married in a secret wedding ceremony.

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    "We are now married, which is nice," Tom says. "I know that was just made legal in the UK, which is great. We were married in the States." He also showed off his wedding ring to the crowd, according to Telegraph.

    Since so many actors wear Tom's couture threads on the red carpet, we wonder if he wore one of his own signature tuxes for his nuptials.

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    The couple has one child, Alexander 'Jack' John Buckley Ford, born 2012. Congrats to the couple!

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  • By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com

    Sarah LavoieIt's not uncommon to meet your spouse in college - but Miami University in Oxford, OH has a very special place in their hearts for married alumni, and gave them the nickname "Miami Mergers."

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    14% of the school's alums are married to other alums, so it's been a tradition since 1973 to send each Merger couple a unique Valentine's Day Card every year (14,000 went out this year!). Miami's bookstore also sells Miami Merger t-shirts, candles, stickers and wine, which is kind of the cutest thing ever.

    Sarah Lavoie, a Miami nursing student, is engaged to alum Sam Kaplunov, and is a proud soon-to-be Miami Merger (since their wedding is June 20, 2015). She also has lots of friends who are Mergers and children of Mergers.

    "Everyone knows what a Miami Merger is before they even commit to going to Miami - they talk about it at orientation!" Sarah says. "Sam and I were recently back on campus

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  • 7 Ways to Know You Belong Together

    By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.

    My husband and I disagree on a lot of things: I find Game of Thrones too gory, believe pink should be incorporated into every design scheme, and then there's the real stuff, like the fact that we were brought up practicing different religions, and that we'll have to figure out how to raise our kids. But even with our issues, I know we're meant for each other. How, you ask?

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    1. I tell him I don't need him and he ignores me.

    There have been countless occasions when I've assured my husband I could handle situations without any of his help--ranging from minor things, like pulling heavy dishes out of the oven (I'm a tad accident-prone) to the bigger events, like visiting my mom in the hospital when she took three too many painkillers. Sure, I would have been fine on my own, but knowing that I had his support, whether I thought I needed it or not, made all the difference. In a solid relationship, you

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  • by Terri Pous

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    In what we can only imagine was the best-dressed wedding in history, designer Tom Ford married his partner of 27 years! Ford broke the news that he wed Richard Buckley during a conversation with British creative director Kinvara Balfour at the Regent Street Apple Store in London last night.

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    In his usual nonchalant manner, Ford waved his wedding ring before explaining his recent nuptials. "I lost so many friends in college - I would say more than half of my closest friends," he said. "Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life. We are now married which is nice. I know that was just made legal in the UK which is great; we were married in the States."

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    The former creative director of Gucci and YSL didn't divulge when or where they tied the knot, but we assume that the couple was dressed in

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  • 8 Reasons Why You Need to Vacation Without Kids8 Reasons Why You Need to Vacation Without KidsMy husband and I were a couple for almost a decade before we had children. We traveled the world. We slept in and spent entire rainy Sundays at bookstores, sipping coffee, and leisurely reading novels.

    Sometimes we read out loud to each other.

    Sadly, I can't remember much more about what we did with all that time. We were a couple for such a long time before kids. What the hell did we do?

    We had no idea that the clock was ticking on our leisure time.

    Things have certainly changed. Our chaotic home is full of humans besides us. On any given weekend you'll find all four of my kids and at least a few stragglers, here for a sleepover. We split up the driving duty.

    We try to plan for date nights. Grand plans of dinner and a show. This inevitably gets downgraded to dinner and a movie, then someone catches a cold and a sitter flakes, and we've got exactly one hour for a rushed "date night" in between drop off birthday parties and community theater rehearsals.

    We sip decaf

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  • Stronger Than Fiction: What a Real Life Marriage Proposal Looks LikeStronger Than Fiction: What a Real Life Marriage Proposal Looks LikeI've watched hundreds of bogus, unreal, crazily old-fashioned "will you marry me's" on TV, and I have rolled my eyes quietly to myself through each and every one. What is this sham that we're continuing to perpetuate? Is this truly anyone's reality when popping the big question?

    Maybe there was a time when couples really didn't talk about their future and really didn't know if his or her significant other wanted to get married. Heck, maybe those couples still do exist, and I've been living in a sheltered world over the past 20 years of my life - and that should surprise no one. Regardless, pretty much every married couple I've ever talked to about how the couple got engaged went pretty similar to how I ended up being engaged to Casey.

    Casey and I didn't know each other for very long before we began having the serious talks about our futures. It was about two weeks into our relationship when Casey asked me if I wanted to drive to Las Vegas to get married over the weekend. She

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  • by Lauren Frankfort

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    It's a good thing they look smashing in black and white - supermodel Chanel Iman is reportedly engaged to rapper A$AP Rocky!

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    The stylish couple have been dating since early 2013, but, like their rumored engagement, have kept their relationship relatively under wraps. While sources tell Page Six that the former Victoria's Secret Angel happily accepted her man's proposal, the high-profile couple has neither confirmed nor denied the news of their betrothal.

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    Personally, we think the couple could say "I do" in their red carpet duds from the amFar gala this past February (pictured above). The white sheath fits Iman like a dream (plus, from the look of her Instagram, she wears white dresses very well), and A$AP Rocky's outfit is just tailored enough but still offers up some of his signature swag (he has, after all, been featured in Vogue

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