An article from Oprah.com (posted on CNN)
asks the question of why women still change their name. It argues that it's a change of identity. Furthermore, it contends that name changes don't make families more connected. The article says that today, roughly 20 percent of American women don't change their name for marriage. What are your thoughts? Is changing your name an… Continue
Added by hitched on November 5, 2009 at 4:43pm —
You: “We can’t move! I just got a promotion and a raise!”
Him: “If we don’t move, I won’t have a job at all!”
Stalemate. Nasty. Feels like a serious lose-lose. And right now, neither of you are budging. Both of you feel righteous: “Why should I be the one to give in here?”
But a house divided against itself cannot stand. This marriage hasn’t a chance unless and until you are willing to sit down and focus on a solution, instead of focusing on who’s gonna… Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on November 4, 2009 at 9:39pm —
We've read the reports about the obesity problems in the youths of America, but is it now a national security issue? The Pentagon just released a report saying 35% of the 31 million Americans aged 17 to 24 are unqualified because of physical and medical issues. The majority don't qualify because they are too fat or sickly, the rest are too dumb or have used too many drugs to qualify. The report pulled data from the Centers for Disease Control, which has found that the percentage of… Continue
Added by hitched on November 4, 2009 at 3:27pm —
A few weeks ago, we ran an interview with Ellen Rakieten (click here)
to discuss the new Jerry Seinfeld show called, "The Marriage Ref." At the time she couldn't disclose who would actually be the marriage ref, only to say that it's someone that Seinfeld has selected. Well, a report from the Hollywood… Continue
Added by hitched on November 3, 2009 at 3:06pm —
I know we've posted about the health benefits of coffee before, but we're not talking about that kind of grind. We're talking about doing chores, going to work, and so on. According to a new study out of Montclair State University, the more housework you do, the more often you're likely to have sex with your husband or wife. Moreover, more time spent in the paid work force was also linked to more sex. One of the authors of the study said that the daily grind doesn't cause the sex to… Continue
Added by hitched on November 2, 2009 at 9:47pm —
You: “We’re always behind because you don’t make enough money!”
Him: “I’m doing the best I can, whaddya want from me, blood?”
If it meant more money, you might just say “yes.”
Unfortunately, all you’d really get is more of what you’re getting right now – nothing.
Good managers in the workplace know that you don’t get people to perform better and produce more, by yelling at them and browbeating them. You get more from people by encouraging what… Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on October 30, 2009 at 6:43pm —
We've all heard that on average men die younger than women. If you're a guy and that scares you, the education level of your wife may give your life expectancy a boost. A study on 1.5 million people from experts at Stockholm University (click here)
, examined data from the 1990 Swedish Census of the employed and found that a woman's level of education was more… Continue
Added by hitched on October 29, 2009 at 10:10am —
Finances are tight, you hardly go out anymore, so dinner at a restaurant with white tablecloths and candlelight is a BIG deal. You get this great coupon, finagle reservations, get yourself all dressed up (OK, so it’s last year’s fashion, or the year before, who cares), ready for a super night with your Honey.
Only when you get to “El Swanky Restaurant” the hostess informs you in a frosty tone that your coupon expired – yesterday, and no, she won’t make an exception.… Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on October 28, 2009 at 2:53pm —
You: “But do you love me? You never say you love me anymore.”
Him: “I’m here, aren’t I? Of course I love you. There, you satisfied now?”
No. You’re not. Duh.
You don’t want to hear “I love you” under duress. You want to hear it soulfully, longingly, preferably continuously.
Unless your guy happens to be extremely right-brained (like women are), or a died-in-the-wool womanizer (not a good choice), he’s unlikely to verbalize… Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on October 23, 2009 at 12:55pm —
A new report by Ernst & Young says that only 4% of middle-income married couples who don't have a pension and are nearing retirement are likely to have enough money to last their lifetime. Overall, nearly one-third of American households don't have any retirement savings, according to a McKinsey & Co. report. This article from USA Today
discusses how… Continue
Added by hitched on October 20, 2009 at 8:35pm —
What year is this? Louisiana judge, Keith Bardwell, refused to issue a marriage license to Beth Humphrey (white), 30, and Terence McKay (black), 32, out of concern for any children the couple might have. "I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," said Bardwell. Really? Not sure there could be a more racist act than that. This is not an isolated incident according to Bardwell. When couples call them, he asks if they are mixed and tells them if they are he… Continue
Added by hitched on October 19, 2009 at 3:02pm —
You: Crying. “I hate you! You’re so mean to me!”
Him: Yelling. “You’re nothing but a nag! All you ever do is bitch!”
Oh dear. Not good. Fighting below the belt – name calling and vicious accusations. Gonna get ugly if you keep this up.
Back to the drawing board you go . . . learning to talk about what’s bothering you before it gets so heated you can’t think straight, taking a couples class on conflict-management together, agreeing on time-outs,… Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on October 14, 2009 at 6:53pm —
Look around, I'm sure there are some tech gadget collecting dust on a shelf near you. Perhaps an old cell phone or iPod? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, there were over 140 million cell phones sold in the U.S. in 2007, while only 10 percent of cell phones got recycled. Well, now there's an easy solution, the EcoATM. So how does it work? A customer feeds the machine an electronic device or handset, the machine analyses the device and assigns it a value. If the… Continue
Added by hitched on October 14, 2009 at 5:26pm —
Literally. Husband and wife, Mike (62) and Barbara Welsh (63) of Monroe, Ohio, each had surgery this year after separate discoveries that they had breast cancer. You may be thinking, that's got to be rare? It is, with roughly 1,900 cases expected to be diagnosed this year, with about 440 men dying from the illness. Barbara has already undergone chemo and is on her way to recovery while Mike had a mastectomy on his right breast and is now considering chemotherapy and radiation. While… Continue
Added by hitched on October 13, 2009 at 11:58am —
Was wondering what the best sex toy
is for couples looking to spice up there romantic nights? I am looking for something we can both use and will last for awhile any ideas or thoughts hit me up, thanks.
Added by Karen Sinclair on October 11, 2009 at 9:53am —
You: “I’m not in the mood. Just go to sleep. I’ve got a headache.”
Him: “You’re never in the mood.” Rolls over. “Jeez, you’re giving me a headache.”
Remember the classic scene in “Annie Hall”? Where the gal tells her therapist “We have sex all the time – twice a week!” and the guy tells his therapist “We never have sex – only twice a week!”
Getting on the same “in the mood” wavelength isn’t always easy. But if you’re gonna keep your marital body and soul… Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on October 7, 2009 at 12:37pm —
According to a National Retail Federation survey, consumers plan to spend an average of $56.31 on Halloween this year, down from $66.54 in 2008. Furthermore, only 62% say they plan on celebrating the holiday compared to 64.5% last year. This doesn't bode well for the rest of the holiday season, which had its worst sales in roughly 40 years. Eighty eight percent of those who were surveyed indicating they were going to spend less on Halloween this year say they're also going to spend… Continue
Added by hitched on October 6, 2009 at 5:04pm —
Hi All - I would like to invite you to view the blog called Married Man's Survival at http://marriedmanssurvival.blogspot.com/
This is a blog of tips and ideas some of which are included in our forthcoming book by the same name. We wilcome comments - especially from men who have been successfully married for 25 or more years. And by the way - if you have been, we would love to interview you to continue collecting success stories from men, for men on what works for us as men in a committed… Continue
Added by Kris Girrell on October 3, 2009 at 12:25pm —
Him: “Hockey game’s on Saturday. Wanna grab a bite before?”
You: “Sorry, Hon – I already planned something with my sister.” Mental note to self: make immediate Saturday plans with sister.
Ok, so you’re off the hook for this one, but if you don’t watch it, you may be off the hook for your marriage.
Say what? Yes! Marriage is about engaging in each other’s lives, not living separate lives under one roof.
You don’t like hockey “push, shove, blood, guts”… Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on September 30, 2009 at 9:28pm —
In 2010, Disney is offering a free day's admission to 1 million guests who complete a day of volunteer work. They're calling it, "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program and will provide certified volunteers with a one-day ticket to any park at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla. A spokesperson for Disney says the promotion "very timely," because of the growing needs of nonprofits in the weak economy, as well as President Obama's national volunteering… Continue
Added by hitched on September 30, 2009 at 4:50pm —