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Is There a Secret to a Happy & Healthy Marriage?
I've been married for 38 years... but not to the same person the entire time. Still, with one union lasting 24 years and the other at 14 and climbing, perhaps I can be permitted my opinion on this question.
Valentine’s Day Lessons From Iconic Celebrity Couples
Valentine’s Day conjures up messages for love notes and candy grams for some, plans of movie marathons with good friends for others, and for the pop-culture obsessed images of celebrity love stories might come to mind. These iconic partnerships still provide inspiration in the realms of fashion, artistic production, and activism, from the very 1960s-style wedding of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, to the music inspired by David Bowie’s marriage to Iman, and the philanthropic work of Elton John and David Furnish.
What do you buy the best flower girl in the World?
When prepping for our wedding, there was so much to organise; the venue, invitations, dresses, the church, and the list went on. It was a relatively small ceremony and reception, but we really wanted to have my niece and nephew involved as the flower girl and page boy.
5 Wedding Preparations You Should and Shouldn’t DIY
DIY weddings give you full control over the planning process, which can be both a blessing and a burden. What few resources will tell you when you’re coming up with your DIY wedding plans is the fact that not all aspects of your wedding should be handled alone. So, which preparations should and shouldn’t be done yourself? To better illustrate how to plan out the DIY wedding of your dreams, here are five wedding preparations you should and shouldn’t DIY.
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3 Important Things You Should Consider When Purchasing Your Wedding Bands: Beauty, Quality, and Price
One of my favorite memories in life is the day Malick proposed to me. It was a symbol of our love that will be cherished forever! For those of you who have been following my journey for the last several years, you know how special the trip was; Malick proposed at sunset in a beautiful cliff-side restaurant in Santorini, Greece! After Malick and I got engaged, I couldn’t help but catch myself staring down at my beautiful engagement ring—it was the most magical and perfect day. Fast forward to today, I still remember our engagement, one of the happiest moments of my life, like it was yesterday every time I glance down at my left hand.
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I Swore I'd Never Get Married. Then I Had Ten Weddings.
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9 Rules on Writing a Best Man’s Speech
Here are 9 tips on how to write a best man's speech that you never thought was in you. I know you want to hear them. How do I know? Because I've been there, nervous, looking for answers, searching the web for emancipation from this hell.
Weddings Are the Worst
Weddings are romanticized around the world. They are viewed as an opportunity for a couple to celebrate their commitment to each other with their friends and family. At the same time, they honor religious and cultural customs.
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I was married for twenty-seven years and had two children. I thought I was doing what was "required" of me, following the path so many others before me had done. I grew up in a large and loving family, went to college, met a man I loved but later realized I was not in love with, got a job, got married, had a family. Isn't that the way it's done? But the angle of the trajectory of my life changed.After all this? Or before. I'd always been intrigued by women. In movies it was the women I had crushes on more often than not. In high school I experimented with a female friend. Don't we all try different things as we discover who we might become? As I got older I had dreams of being with women. After a long and somewhat unhappy marriage I left my husband, went out on my own. I'd felt raw, unappreciated, disrespected for some time. Raw, like I'd been battered down to this vulnerable thing. I'd lost my sense of identity, lost my way. For five years, after I left, I felt the freedom from that marriage for which I'd longed. But at some point, while traveling to and from a friend's daughters wedding by myself, I realized I was lonely. I wanted to have someone in my life with whom to share my adventures. I joined dating apps but was not satisfied with what I saw, with the men I interacted with, all older than me while I felt so much younger than my age. And it just didn't feel right so I dropped the apps. I must have been about fifty-five when I went to San Francisco with a friend to walk in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser. I met two women from my hometown, one with whom I'd been intrigued for some time. I called her after we got back home to see how she was doing and we decided to connect and have coffee. We became friends and started hanging out regularly. One night we ended up in bed together. It was the first time I had a sexual experience with another woman. I'll never forget how I felt the next day. After she left I went into the bathroom. As I faced the mirror I looked at myself. I realized that the person looking back at me, that person I'd seen in a mirror a thousand times, was not who I had been. It was as if I was seeing myself for the very first time. The person looking back at me was the woman who held my true identity. What a revelation! I felt free, as if I'd shed a heavy coat I'd been wearing my whole life that didn't quite fit right. I was free to be who I'd been wanting to be. That relationship turned out to be quite messy, short-lived, and painful. But it gave me the courage to go forward and look for someone else. And boy, did I succeed. I met my wife through Craigslist. We both wrote short blurbs about ourselves, who we were and what we were looking for. There were no photos involved. We met and something clicked. We've been together for over ten years. When I got to know her I discovered what it meant to be in love with someone as well as to love that person. As for my sons, they love my wife and she loves them. As hard and scary as it was to come out to them, and it was very hard, I found that they were accepting and open to this new relationship. I'm sure it wasn't easy for them but the bottom line is they wanted to see me happy. I think that is a tribute to the job their father and I did raising them. The mirror is about reflection. Melinda and I are a reflection of each other. In photos I see her looking at me and I see the love there. And it works the other way as well. When I see people who appear to be in love and happy I see them mirroring their feelings for each other. Melinda taught me that we are who we see in the eyes of others. The mirror was a door for me, a door that opened up and exposed me to a new relationship. One that is warm, solid, loving, and amazing. One in which I can truly be myself.
The Perfect Wedding Band Alternatives for Men
Any groom knows that choosing the ideal wedding ring is a big choice. While classic bands are always in style, contemporary bands value uniqueness and diversity. This article examines non-conventional wedding band alternatives for men, accommodating a range of tastes and trends.
Use Contemporary Wedding Decor to Redesign Your Venue
First of all, What better way to celebrate the love on your wedding day than with well-chosen décor that turns your venue into a mystical sanctuary? The whole idea of a modern wedding is to embrace current aesthetics, and using colorful glassware, sophisticated tapered candles, and gorgeous linens are important ways to do this. We'll look at how these components work together in this post to make your special day visually spectacular and unforgettable.
In the small town of Willowbrook, where cobblestone streets intertwined like a lover's embrace, Karl and Lucia found themselves entwined in a love that defied the boundaries set by their families. Fate had drawn them together, but destiny seemed determined to pull them apart.
Romantic Love story
Once upon a time, in the enchanting city of Paris, lived a young and talented artist named Hugo. Hugo possessed a creative soul and an inescapable yearning for true love. He spent his days immersed in his art, capturing the beauty of the world on his canvas, hoping that one day, he would find a love as exquisite as his paintings.
The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Perfect Engagement Party
Your engagement party should be exciting and announce the upcoming union between you and your partner - so making it a happy occasion is a must!
Why Avoiding Psychopathic Relationships is a Smart Move
In the vast world of dating, it's crucial to be aware of potential dangers, especially when it comes to psychopaths. These individuals may initially appear charming, but there's more beneath the surface. Let's explore seven compelling reasons why avoiding a relationship with a psychopath is wise, along with tips on recognizing the subtle signs without diving into a sea of complex words.
Uniting Hearts: Navigating Love's Journey with a Marriage Bureau in South Delhi
In the heart of South Delhi, where the vibrant tapestry of tradition and modernity converges, the quest for a life partner is a journey that resonates with dreams and expectations. Guiding individuals through this intricate maze of love and matrimony is none other than The Blessings Matrimonials, heralded as the best marriage bureau in South Delhi. As we delve into the nuances of this journey, let's explore how The Blessings Matrimonials stands as a beacon, uniting hearts in the bustling cityscape.
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