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What Makes a Good Marriage?

"But I think that's what marriage is ... sometimes you're madly in love with the person, and other times you're like, 'I'd rather you really not be in my vicinity.'" You can see more of René's videos at her website, The Good Enough...

Arranging Marriages in Pre-School

I am one hundred percent opposed to arranged marriages, especially when they involve children. That said, however, I can't help but consider marriages for my kids. Mind you, I'm not serious, but I have thought "what if she grows up and marries him --...

Empty Nest Not So Bad After All

You've heard of "empty nest syndrome." While not an actual medical condition, empty nest occurs when one's children leave the home, mostly to go to college or to seek their fortune in the world. Women are said to be particularly affected by empty...

Engagement Rings for Men

It use to be that if a woman wanted to marry, she felt she had to wait until the object of her desire got around to proposing to her. Once she decided she was ready, she had no choice but to hang on, wondering when and if he would ever pull out a...

Cousin Marriage - What's Science Got to Do With It?

I was raised in a tight-knit family and am still close with many of my cousins. So the thought of being romantically involved with one of them makes me ... uncomfortable. But the truth is 20 percent of marriages around the world are between first...

Tiny German Lovebirds Elope to Africa

Considering the impulsiveness of their decision, it was to be a beautiful wedding. A German "couple" packed bathing suits and sunglasses, then headed to Africa to get married "where it is warm." The nuptials were interrupted when the lovebirds were...

Commuter Marriages On The Rise

More and more families are living apart, as couples split up not because they no longer want to be married, but because their careers dictate it be so. A recent article in The New York Times says that more and more families may be engaging in...

8-Year-Old Too Young to Divorce

A Saudi court has decided that an 8-year-old girl is too young to file for divorce. She is not, however, too young to be married. How is that for mixed up? The child was married off to an (obviously) older man by her father for an $8,000 dowry....

Teen Romance - How Old is Too Old?

Lucinda Law is a 16-year-old girl who was recently given legal permission to marry her 26-year-old boyfriend, who she's been seeing for two years. Her fiance is a family friend who has known Lucinda since she was nine years old. Perhaps more shocking...

Holly Robinson Peete Dishes About Life as a Mom

Holly Robinson Peete is one accomplished lady. She's built an impressive acting resume. She's a published author, has her own radio show, runs a charitable foundation, and is married to former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. But Holly is also a mom...

Mom Posts Ad Looking for a Daughter-In-Law

If you are a marriage-minded single woman who doesn't mind a meddling mother-in-law, there's a woman in Virginia who would like a word with you. Her son, Tampa resident Jason, is in need of a wife and she has taken it upon herself to find him one. ...

Sex After Baby, Holiday Lights, and Gavin Rossdale - Links We Love

Sex after baby ... does it exist? If your answer is a sound no, then you might want to read this. -- Work it, Mom! Think you're married to Clark Griswald? You aren't alone. Check out the best and worst of holiday houses. -- Lemondrop The...

Tis the Season to Divorce

According to an article in the UK's Telegraph, January 12th will be D-day for many marriages. D as in divorce. Legal experts (i.e. divorce lawyers) say that as soon as the kids go back to school, they fully expect their offices to crowd with couples...

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Spend Second Anniversary Apart

Fueling speculation that something is amiss in their marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes spent their second anniversary apart ... on opposite coasts. Katie's in New York appearing on Broadway in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, while Tom is hard at...

Nicole Kidman Wants More Babies!

Fast on the heels of birthing her first child, Nicole Kidman is rip, roaring, ready to have another baby. Earlier this year the Academy Award-winning actress and her husband, hottie Country singer Keith Urban (yeah, he's a hottie--don't try to...

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