relationships

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

10 Signs You’re Both Turning Into the Same Person

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There’s no better feeling than being so comfortable with your partner that you’re free to show off your true colors – even if said colors are your blue and grey sweats you immediately throw on whenever he whispers sweet nothings like “Netflix” and “fro-yo”. But to be completely honest, there’s the inevitable point in any... read more

7 of the Most Ridiculous Fights Couples Have at Ikea

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In honor of the irritation and blow-outs that can happen at the shopping mecca of Ikea, here are the top fights you’ll likely encounter. The Fight: Expedit or Hemnes Two words you’ve never heard before are suddenly life and death discussions. To be clear, the difference between the two furniture pieces is seriously small but that... read more

How TheNest.com Editor Celebrated Her First Anniversary

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It didn’t start with my husband Joe and I taking a bite out of the top tier of our wedding cake -- I can tell you that. I never saved it. The box it was in actually fell on the ground when we were leaving the reception on our wedding night. But we didn’t care... read more

Could These Dolls Save Your Relationship?

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No relationship goes without any tiff, big or small and when you find yourself in a situation where your blood begins to boil at your significant other, why not try taking your anger out on a Dammit Doll. These humorous little creatures were built to grab by the legs and whack against a wall as you yell,... read more

8 Hilarious Valentine’s Day Cards You Have to See

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Not-so-good with words? Leave the sweet-talk to us, 'cause we're sharing the best Valentine's Day cards to give this year. From Kanye jokes to Breaking Bad jabs, check out eight cards you have to see for yourself. More Must-Clicks: Go Figure: 7 Flattering Looks for Valentine's Day Valentine's Gifts for Him... read more

Real Couple: Maya and Troy

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Status: Married June 21, 2013 Careers: They're both attorneys, but they practice different areas of law. "It's great to have a partner who understands your career, but we try not to 'talk ship' when we get home." How They Met: The two met in law school in 2003 and quickly became each other's "one that... read more

9 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Relationship in 2014

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You and your guy are already awesome together, but with a new year comes the chance to get even better. Start 2014 off with these smart and sexy, get-outside-your-comfort-zone ideas that will boost your bond and make you two tighter than ever. -- Anna Davies More Must-Clicks: 8 New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually... read more