relationships

Hot Topic: Are You Friends With Your Ex?

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The whole "friends with your ex" conundrum has always fascinated me. Admittedly, I'm 23-years-old and am just now calling someone my boyfriend for the first time. So although I can't claim to be an expert on the topic, I think (or at least I hope!) I would stay in touch with someone who I used... read more

9 of the Most Ridiculous Fights Couples Have at Best Buy

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Happy couples might enter the doors of Best Buy, but no couple has ever left a Best Buy happy. The top 9 ways that bits and bytes can turn into snips and fights: The Fight: 40” vs. 60” TV “But…there’s no room on the wall,” you say. There’s always room. “But…the couch is only 6... read more

Relationship Advice the New Bachelor Needs to Know

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While we all impatiently await the announcement of the season 19 Bachelor, I got to thinking about a few relationship pointers the new guy definitely needs. Even though it may seem easy (let's be honest, 25 single women throwing themselves at you isn't hard), the new Bachelor could benefit from these basic reality-TV romance tips:... read more

6 Great Guy Traits That Are Now Super-Annoying

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Ever feel so annoyed with your spouse that you don’t know where to start? Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as if you don’t appreciate your partner. But it is amusing to think that his once-endearing qualities now have the ability to drive you up the wall. (Remember when you actually thought his off-key singing... read more

Debates Over Details: Losing It Over Ties, Furniture and Focal Points

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When you get a wedding invite, what’s the first thought that passes through your mind? What am I going to wear?! You know it. And then, of course, you find yourself rushing to find that perfect outfit (dress, shoes, purse, jewelry), um, months later and just days before the event. Plenty of time. You only... read more

7 Reasons Why We Love a Younger Man

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While a younger man may have less life experience, that doesn’t mean he’s not emotionally mature. Here are the seven reasons why being in a relationship with a younger man is the best. 1. He Tries Harder He feels proud to be with a grown-ass woman, and since you have your shit (mostly) together, a younger... read more

7 Clues Your Pet is Ruining Your Relationship

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Sure, bringing home a pet can bring you and your partner closer -- but sometimes that new pooch can wreak havoc on your relationship: As bad as it sounds, sometimes you’d much rather cuddle up to your cat than your husband. After all, she could care less if you leave crumbs in the bed. (And... read more

I Love My Husband, But I’m Not Changing My Last Name

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“So when are you going to change your name? What’s wrong with our last name?” my mother-in-law asked me recently when we were on vacation. It’s always great to get blindsided on the beach first thing in the morning when you’re sipping a cup of coffee. Smile! I’ve been married for 15 months, and this... read more

8 Reasons Why We Love an Older Man

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He’s confident, distinguished and anywhere from 4 to 20 years older than you. Age is just a number, but there’s something about older men that we love. Here are eight reasons why being in a relationship with an older man is tops. 1. He’s Established An older man has had time to build up his... read more

Why I Keep Going to Honeymoon Destinations with My In-Laws

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Just say the word Aruba, and everyone pictures couples sharing quiet moments together beachside. But when I was recently on that island snapping a picture of this sunset that sucked me into its beauty, not only were my hubby and I not on the honeymoon we haven’t taken yet, we weren’t even alone in the... read more