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Like many girls, I had all sorts of ideas and plans about my wedding long before I even met my Mr. Perfect.  Since I wasn't much of a ring girl, I couldn't imagine myself wearing an engagement ring - my thought was to get another piercing in my ear when the time came, and get an engagement earring instead.  Well, as it happened, when the time came, I was up and ready for a proper engagement ring, a classic one, right on my finger.  But now I had to catch up for lost time, for all those years I … [Read more...]

Marriage: Signs of Communication Breakdown

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Lack of communication in relationships seems to be a consistent cause of marital problems. But because a breakdown in communication does not usually happen overnight, there are usually signs of trouble for a while before a real split happens. Here are some symptoms and suggested remedies to heal ailing communication between partners, from Kim Malchuk, motivational speaker, coach, and award-winning author (via Hitched). : 1: Short Fuse. This is a warning flag, especially if your spouse is … [Read more...]

Mother-in-laws: Keeping the Peace

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By now you've probably heard about (or even read) the shocking email Heidi Withers received from her mother-in-law-to-be, harping over her lack of taste, manners, and humor.  When Miss Withers had finished reading it she immediately did what many of us would have done: forwarded it to some of her close friends and family to share in the outrage. How dare she, indeed?! feature image credit Unfortunately, instead of keeping it private, one zealous friend spread it all over the internet where … [Read more...]

Father of the Bride Blues

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Luckily for me, my dad is totally in touch with his feelings. But according to Meg Meeker, MD, author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, some dads start feeling rather blue as soon as their little girl finds "another man" to spend the rest of her life with. As your wedding looms closer, dad my start to exhibit strange behavior, whether he's more distant, short-tempered, distracted, or anxious. This is because thoughts of your marriage may trigger separation anxiety, qualms about entrusting … [Read more...]

Planning a Blissful Financial Future

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Finances are not always something that's discussed during courtship and engagement.  I mean, who really wants to talk about money when you're enjoying a candle-lit dinner or a walk on the beach? But ensuring a secure financial future together is an important step to creating a secure, happy marriage, and that takes a bit of planning.  Whether you are before of after tying the knot, the experts recommend sitting down together to develop a financial strategy that will help secure the long … [Read more...]

Wedding Traditions with a Twist

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Tradition is a wonderful thing, but there's nothing wrong with having a little fun at the same time! Here are some great ideas for keeping wedding customs fresh! * * * * * * * * All photos from Martha Stewart Wedding Twist on Something Old: Here's a great idea! An heirloom brooch takes on a new life when you attach it to a wide piece of ribbon and wearing it as a cuff!  (Brooch, General Whimsy) Twist on Something New: Not everything needs to be tangible. … [Read more...]

Dating Strategies for the Marriage-Minded

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This is a website for brides... and brides-to-be! So if you are single but want to be married, here are the 5 golden rules for evaluating the prospects of long-term marital success. When it comes to making the decision about choosing a life partner, no one wants to make a mistake. Yet, with a divorce rate of close to 50 percent, it appears that many are making serious mistakes in their approach to finding Mr./Ms. Right! If you ask most couples who are engaged why they're getting … [Read more...]

Warning: Marriage May Make You Fat!

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No matter how much effort you put into getting in shape for your wedding, you may find all those pounds returning after the wedding-- and then some! It doesn't seem to matter who you are, says iVillage, even buff and beautiful stars like Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and Khloe Kardashian have packed on a few pounds after getting married. Why does it happen, and is anyone safe from this frightening condition called marriage? I'm sure you don't need me to tell you how life changes just a bit … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Marry the Wrong Person

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by Dov  Heller Blind love is not the way to choose a spouse. With the divorce rate over 50 percent, too many are apparently making a serious mistake in deciding who to spend the rest of their life with. Here are practical tools for keeping your eyes wide open.  To avoid becoming a "statistic," try to internalize these 10 insights. #1. You pick the wrong person because you expect him/her to change after you're married. The classic mistake. Never marry potential. The golden rule is, … [Read more...]