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...]

Barack and Michelle: A Model Marriage?

A very interesting Newsweek essay calls Barak and Michelle Obama's union "Our Model Marriage" and claims that "the Obamas have the kind of relationship millennials aspire to." All you have to do is watch them slow dancing to tuba music at last month's Youth Inaugural Ball, with President Obama "resting his head, eyes closed, on Michelle's shoulder" to realize that this is a love that's hard to fake. Romano calls their marriage "a union of self-sufficient equals" that appeals to 20-something … [Read more...]

Win a Wedding in Paradise!

A national competition among couples looking to win a beach wedding this summer in Naples, “Florida’s Last Paradise,” is under way. To be entered in the contest, couples must submit a two-minute video featuring the prospective bride and groom telling their story. Entries must be sent in by March 15. Then they'll be narrowed down to the five best contestants, and the public will vote online for their favorite. The wedding package is valued at over $30,000, including a 20-guest wedding with … [Read more...]