Marriage and Opposite-Sex Friendships

As a single person, you may have close friends of all stripes, and both sexes.  You spend all day at work together, go out for a drink in the evening, meet for a cup of coffee on weekends, attend classes and seminars together. And ironically, after you get married you'll still find yourself spending more time with your friends and coworkers than with your spouse! feature image In addition to that, technology and social media make it easy to maintain friendships even with people you don't … [Read more...]

Are you having enough fun??

"Couples who play together stay together," says Gail Saltz, MD at iVillage. She talks about a new study from the University of Denver, showing that couples who have more fun time together also report more marital satisfaction and good feelings about their partner. Now this probably seems obvious to you, but the ironic part is that so many couples are working very hard to be able to afford some fun... and yet they don't make any time to actually do that. Another recent study found that couples … [Read more...]

Showered with *Eco-Friendly* Love

Showering the bride and groom with rice as they exit the ceremony is a time-honored tradition. But today's environmentally-friendly couple may wish to use something else, and there are plenty of other ways to send the newlyweds off with love and good fortune as they embark on their new life together. Here are some sweet, fun ideas! Scented Confetti Perfumed confetti will leave a delicate floral scent in your wake, via Martha Stewart. Punch kraft or construction paper using a decorative hole … [Read more...]