Child Marriage in North Carolina Must End

Pregnancy and parenting do not justify making a child a bride. 

#children-and-childhood, #marriages, #north-carolina, #sex, #sex-crimes

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Queer Y.A. Literature’s Healing Power

New Y.A. literature, television and film let me imagine a better future. 

#books-and-literature, #love-emotion, #marriages, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Modern Love Podcast: Was It Me or Our Astrology?

After heartbreak landed Amisha Patel on her parents’ couch, she began to wonder whether her love life was predetermined.

#astrology, #dating-and-relationships, #india, #love-emotion, #marriages

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How to Prep Your Relationship for Post-Pandemic Life

Experts share tips on how couples can adjust to spending time apart again.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #marriages, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Wedding Bells for Two 95-Year-Olds

Joy Morrow-Nulton and John Shults Jr., both widowed twice after 60-plus years of marriage, celebrated their 95th birthdays and wedding.

#elderly, #marriages, #parties-social, #weddings-and-engagements

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As Life Slowed Down, They Got Creative

The actor and comedian Niecy Nash and her wife, Jessica Betts, a musician, reveal how crab legs, skinny dipping and therapy improved their life as newlyweds.

#marriages, #nash-niecy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #ventura-county-calif

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The Wedding Dress Repurposed

How women are fashioning the white dress to bring awareness to a variety of issues.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #marriages, #women-and-girls

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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Domestic Equality

No lists, no charts.

#marriages, #parenting

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Boris Johnson Married in Stealth Ceremony

The British prime minister’s marriage to Carrie Symonds at London’s main Roman Catholic cathedral was carried out in extreme secrecy.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #roman-catholic-church, #symonds-carrie, #weddings-and-engagements

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Boris Johnson Married in Stealth Ceremony, Reports Say

The British prime minister’s marriage to Carrie Symonds at London’s main Roman Catholic cathedral was carried out in extreme secrecy, according to news reports.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #roman-catholic-church, #symonds-carrie, #weddings-and-engagements

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The Fallout of Bill and Melinda Gates

The collapse of the world’s most philanthropic marriage makes us take a hard look at the image the couple tried to project. 

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #gates-melinda, #marriages, #microsoft-corp, #winfrey-oprah

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She Put Her Unspent Love in a Cardboard Box

And for more than two decades, her daughter has been taking it out.

#gifts, #love-emotion, #marriages

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A Last Hurrah a Year After the Wedding

Brides and grooms who eloped or had micro weddings during the pandemic are finally having their prewedding parties a year later.

#marriages, #parties-social, #weddings-and-engagements

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When Two Artists Meet, and Then Marry

Such creatively charged partnerships are, from the outside, often viewed as idyllic havens, even if the reality is often more complicated.

#albers-josef, #art, #asawa-ruth-1926-2013, #beauvoir-simone-de, #de-kooning-willem, #gilot-francoise, #kahlo-frida, #knight-gwendolyn, #lawrence-jacob, #marriages, #nabokov-vladimir, #paul-celia-1959, #picasso-pablo, #ray-man, #sartre-jean-paul

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They Grew Apart, Then Became Close Again

Trent and Denise Montagu never stopped caring for each other after their divorce. “I didn’t ever stop loving Trent,” she said “I stopped wanting to be in marriage with him, which is different.”

#dating-and-relationships, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #marriages

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The Kids Are Making ‘Marriage Pacts’ to Distract Themselves From Doom

A dating questionnaire that started as an undergraduate assignment at Stanford has taken off on college campuses.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #marriages, #online-dating, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stanford-university

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Modern Love Podcast: ‘Why Do People Get Married?’

Watching his grandmother enter her third marriage, Jake Maynard wondered if marriage was about care, convention — or something else entirely.

#dating-and-relationships, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #marriages, #podcasts, #single-persons

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Marriage Records in England and Wales Will Now Include Mothers’ Names

Previously, there was space only for the fathers’ details. The change comes as the British government moves the system online.

#england, #marriages, #wales

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From Best Friends to Platonic Spouses

Some people are taking their friendships to the next level by saying “I do” to marriages without sex.

#dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marriages

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When the Wedding Is Postponed, Renovate a House in Provence

For Parisians Rime Arodaky, a wedding gown designer, and Greg Finck, a photographer, picking a creative project gave them focus amid the many lockdowns in France.

#dating-and-relationships, #fashion-and-apparel, #marriages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weddings-and-engagements

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This Couple Had 4 Weddings and 3 Divorces. Was It for the Days Off?

A bank in Taiwan said an employee had a rapid succession of nuptials in two months to the same woman to take advantage of the country’s marriage leave policy.

#fines-penalties, #marriages, #paid-time-off, #taiwan

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Why Women Do the Household Worrying

And how to get men to do more of it.

#marriages, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Feeling a Bit Cramped? ‘Couples Therapy’ May Look Familiar

The Showtime docu-series lets viewers eavesdrop on real-life counseling sessions. The new season looks at relationships struggling under quarantine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #couples-therapy-tv-program, #dating-and-relationships, #documentary-films-and-programs, #guralnik-orna, #marriages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #showtime, #television, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Why Couples Therapy Is Not Only For When in Crisis

Therapy doesn’t always mean a relationship is at its breaking point. Many couples are seeking to address difficult issues before conflict arises.

#marriages, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Jessica Rankin and Julie Mehretu Were Partners, Then Friends

Two artists who’ve stayed close, even as the terms of their relationship have evolved.

#families-and-family-life, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marriages, #mehretu-julie

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Relationship Podcasts Reveal the Truth About Marriage

Married hosts offer honest conversations about their personal issues and the challenges that can arise in any partnership.

#marriages, #podcasts

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A Rage-Fueled Memoir of a Marriage-Ending Affair

In “Blow Your House Down,” Gina Frangello examines her experience of loss, lust, pain and longing with angry intensity.

#adultery, #blow-your-house-down-a-story-of-family-feminism-and-treason-book, #books-and-literature, #frangello-gina, #marriages

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The Latest Issue in Divorces: Who Gets the Embryos?

Amid the pandemic, I.V.F. rates are on the rise, and so are disputes about what to do with remaining frozen embryos when couples split up. For some, it has gotten messy.

#artificial-insemination, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #embryos-human, #genetics-and-heredity, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #marriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reproduction-biological

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Weddings: They Got Lost in the Woods Together

Dr. Anais Ovalle and Emily Black learned a lot about each other when they got lost in the woods on their second date. Three years later, they had a snowy wedding day in Vermont.

#marriages, #weddings-and-engagements, #your-feed-selfcare

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The Year of the Wedding After-Party

For many couples who had scaled-down, virtual ceremonies, this year is all about the second celebration — an in-person reception with family and friends.

#marriages, #parties-social, #weddings-and-engagements

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Love Letter: Divorce Rates Are Down, for Now.

And: Another almost relationship.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages

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Learning to Love a Stepmother Through the Language of Flowers

I loved the strenuous labor, the smell of the upturned soil as I planted a seed, and learning from her how to shepherd a plant through its life cycle.

#alzheimers-disease, #dating-and-relationships, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #marriages

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Weddings: How to Walk Down the Aisle Alone

Meghan Markle did it. Many other brides choose to do the same, often because of the sexist origins of the tradition.

#markle-meghan, #marriages

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Christiana Barkley Marries a Man Who Isn’t a Sports Fan

Basketball brought Christiana Barkley and Ilya Hoffman together in the first place, but he was far more impressed with her than he was with “the guy from ‘Space Jam.’”

#marriages

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Weddings: Christiana Barkley Marries a Man Who Isn’t a Sports Fan

Basketball brought Christiana Barkley and Ilya Hoffman together in the first place, but he was far more impressed with her than he was with “the guy from ‘Space Jam.’”

#marriages

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A New Kind of Political Spouse Arrives in Washington

From the second gentleman to the first openly gay cabinet husband, a small club of political spouses is challenging conventional ideas of high-powered relationships.

#buttigieg-chasten, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #emhoff-douglas-c, #harris-kamala-d, #marriages, #transportation-department-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

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Hearing My Dead Wife’s Voice in the Pandemic’s Silence

She had always been the person I turned to in difficult times. Maybe she could help me through this isolation, too.

#grief-emotion, #loneliness, #marriages, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Looking for Sexual Healing?

These books will help you feel less alone.

#books-and-literature, #gregoire-sheila-wray, #klemp-kaley, #klemp-nate, #lindenbach-rebecca-gregoire, #marcus-bat-sheva, #marriages, #sadomasochism-and-the-bdsm-community-in-the-united-states-kinky-people-unite-book, #sawatsky-joanna, #sex, #sex-points-reclaim-your-sex-life-with-the-revolutionary-multi-point-system-book, #stein-stephen-k-1964, #the-80-80-marriage-a-new-model-for-a-happier-stronger-relationship-book, #the-great-sex-rescue-the-lies-youve-been-taught-and-how-to-recover-what-god-intended-book

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Meghan’s Oprah Interview Rekindles Princess Diana Memories

A quarter-century after Princess Diana broke her silence about life among the British royals, Meghan Markle did the same. Their stories were remarkably similar.

#depression-mental, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #marriages, #royal-families

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Meghan Markle’s Interview Rekindles Princess Diana Memories

A quarter-century after Princess Diana broke her silence about life among the British royals, Meghan Markle did the same. Their stories were remarkably similar.

#depression-mental, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #marriages, #royal-families

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In Oprah Interview, Meghan Says She Was Suicidal as Royal

In a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex said she had asked officials at Buckingham Palace for medical help but was told it would damage the institution.

#cbs-corporation, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #marriages, #royal-families, #winfrey-oprah

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MacKenzie Scott, a Philanthropist and Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Remarries

Her new husband, Dan Jewett, is a high school science teacher. He has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #content-type-personal-profile, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #gifts, #giving-pledge-the, #high-net-worth-individuals, #marriages, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #seattle-wash

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China Tried to Slow Divorces by Making Couples Wait. Instead, They Rushed.

A new rule requiring a cooling-off period before a divorce could be granted led to an outcry, as well as a surge of applications to beat the deadline.

#china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #domestic-violence, #marriages, #social-conditions-and-trends, #womens-rights

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Weddings Are Coming

The weddings never stopped. Even more are on their way.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #marriages, #states-us, #weddings-and-engagements, #your-feed-selfcare

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For Two Cloggers, 20 Years to Get in Step and Get Married

As a teenager, Stephanie Goodman told a friend, “I’m going to marry Mark Clifford someday.” Her prediction came true.

#dancing, #marriages, #puerto-rico, #weddings-and-engagements

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Very Long Distance Dating: Peace Corps Volunteers Marry

This couple met as Peace Corps volunteers, and built their relationship mostly remotely, while working on different islands in Fiji.

#fiji, #marriages, #weddings-and-engagements

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This Valentine’s Day, Take Love Lessons From the Astronauts

Accept your ‘full reality,’ keep little rituals alive and remember you’re still — yes, still — in it together.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #families-and-family-life, #marriages, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #space-shuttles, #valentines-day

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The Great Pandemic Wedding Boom

Scary, stressful times tend to lead to increased marriage rates. The coronavirus pandemic is no different.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marriages

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It Was Supposed to Just Be Fun. How Did They End Up Married?

Kamillah Knight and Stephan Spilkowitz had little but a Cornell connection when they first met. A few years later, Ms. Knight had a revelation at Burning Man that changed their course.

#boats-and-boating, #burning-man-festival, #content-type-personal-profile, #love-emotion, #marriages

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Scenes From a Marriage, Patinkin-Style

Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody’s charming, irreverent pandemic-era posts led to unlikely social media stardom. Will the vaccine end their run?

#content-type-personal-profile, #instagram-inc, #kathryn-grody, #marriages, #patinkin-mandy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter

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