William and Catherine Get Married

This morning was the royal wedding – the big event that some estimated was seen by over 2 billion people around the world. Good thing Kate, or Catherine as she has asked to be called now, doesn’t have to send everyone Thank You cards. The day went off without a hitch for the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The couple were given that title right before the wedding this morning. But, that wasn’t the only title they got. They also became the Earl and Countess of Strathearn and the Baron and Baroness of Carrickfergus. It was grey skies in … Continue reading

Does Your Guy Like Chick Flicks?

If so, is he open about it or a closet chick flick fan? Or maybe a little of both? Open Fans One couple we’re friends with the husband actually seems to like chick flicks more than the wife. He’s not embarrassed at all about admitting he likes them. In fact, he’ll turn the tables on any guy who tries to shame him for it. He’ll say things like, “You don’t know how many great movies you miss if you don’t give them a chance.” Or, “Don’t fault me for being in touch with my feminine side. You should try it. … Continue reading

Can Married People Have Single Friends?

Of course! But it’s not always easy. By nature, single people and married people lead different lifestyles. Case in Point The other day I wrote about my single fantasy and how I’m sort of living it at present due to the fact Wayne took a new job out of state and we’re currently separated until the house sells and I can rejoin him. Well, in some respects Wayne’s living his own single fantasy. He’s bachin’ it up eating out every night, doing whatever he wants after work, and hanging out with friends as much as possible. We have a lot … Continue reading

What’s Wrong With Being Single?

This may seem like an odd topic for the Marriage blog, but a conversation I had yesterday really got me thinking. Someone very close to me has spent the last few years kicking herself for choices she made, some good and some bad. She has two children, both products of affairs of the heart – the fathers were both men that she loved very much. With her first child, their relationship disintegrated in the weeks after the baby was born and with her second, the relationship was disintegrating during the pregnancy. She feels like a failure in the sense that … Continue reading

Psssttt… Hey, Guys

This is for the men. Just for fun, let’s do a little lesson in interpreting wife-speak. Does this make me look fat? If you have been married for any length of time, or even if you have been in a long term relationship with a woman, you probably already know that this is a trick question. There really is no safe answer. That’s because, “Does this make me look fat?” really means, I’m feeling a bit insecure and I need some reassurance. Do you still find me attractive? A variation of this one is, “How do I look?” To avoid … Continue reading

Hollywood Couples Update – October 10, 2012

Every week, Hollywood couples come and go – here are a few for this week: In what seemed like a surprising move to most, actors Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman split after 42 years together. The couple met when Devito was on Broadway in 1971 and moved in together two weeks later. But, it took Devito and Perlman a while to get married – 10 years to be exact. They have three grown children. During their marriage, the couple starred together several times. So, what could have gone wrong? Some tabloids, such as RadarOnline, are reporting sources saying Perlman was … Continue reading

Little Triumphs

As a parent one of the greatest feelings in the world is watching the little triumphs in our children’s lives. Today I got to witness one of those triumphs for my little Logan. Anyone that knows my 4 year old knows how shy he can be sometimes, especially in big groups. Today was our annual primary program at our church. This is a time when the children have the opportunity to share with their parents what they have been learning throughout the year in their primary classes. Each child was assigned a speaking part to memorize and all the children … Continue reading

The Who’s Who of Relatives and Relations

You may have attended one or more family gatherings over the past few days. Sometimes, it is clear who everyone in the room is. Other times, there are relations and relationships that leave you wondering what the proper genealogical term is to describe them. For example, my husband and I took our son to my aunt’s house on Christmas Eve. My dad was there, and his relationship to my son is easy to figure out – he is his grandfather. Three of my aunts and two of my uncles were there. These wonderful people are my son’s great aunts and … Continue reading

My Wedding My Rules

So when you were a little girl did you imagine planning your wedding? I never really did, I was not one of those girls who ran around with a pillowcase for a veil and dream of the day that my Knight in Shining armor came riding up on his horse to swoop me away to his castle. That was just a fairy tale and I wanted no part of it. My father passed away from cancer eight years before I decided to get married. I would not have my Dad to walk me down the aisle and give me a … Continue reading

I Need a Hero!

I think it’s safe to say we all enjoy going to the movies and watching the heroes run through flaming fires to rescue the children trapped on the third floor. Our hearts beat faster when the star leaps into the water, swims across a river, and then rejoins his fiancee on her yacht just in time for their engagement party. We might even think we’d like to find a guy just like that. Wouldn’t it be something to find a man who could fight his way through a crowd of spies, ride a horse like there’s no tomorrow, rappel down … Continue reading