Deborah Christie

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How to Deal With Fighting Over Wedding Plans

Wedding planning is a joyous time for a couple. But it's also a time when a countless number of big and little decisions have to be agreed upon by two people — people with different values, desires, needs and quirks. This can be a recipe for — to put it mildly — spirited disagreement.<p>Recalls …

5 Awesome Details For Your 2016 Wedding

Quick survey -- how long after you got engaged did you create your "Wedding" board on Pinterest? Whether it was a few months, weeks, days or minutes after, what did you start pinning? If I had to make an educated guess, I would start with color schemes, bouquets, gowns, a cute loveseat for the …

Wedding Planning Tips: 8 Sneaky Ways to Save Money When You???re Wedding Planning

No matter how big your wedding budget is, chances are you'll suffer from sticker shock at least once while you're wedding planning. {*A slice of wedding cake costs <b>how much</b>?!**} And if your budget is more modest, you'll likely be cutting corners at every turn. And still no one wants a wedding that …

Should I End My Relationship? 10 Questions to Find Out.

Ending a relationship is never an easy thing.<p>By the time anyone considers leaving, there has already been a lot of heart break and disappointment …

Relationships

Brides Share The Most Unexpected Things They've Seen at a Wedding | Brides

No matter how spontaneous she is, no bride wants something completely unexpected to happen at her wedding — except for, say, a flash mob-style dance, a secret toast, or something else fun and exhilarating! We love hearing about the little surprise things that make a wedding feel totally unique, so …

9 Items to Buy Secondhand for a New Home

<i>By Trent Hamm</i><br>There is great joy to be found when moving into your first apartment or your first home. You finally have space all to yourself. You can …

From Drugstore To Luxury Retail, These Finds Will Give Your Feet What You Always Wanted -- Completely Smoothed Skin

Embarrassed to get pedicures? Or been disappointed by every latest Sai Baba-ointment-infused double slough-scuff "spa" pedicure?<p>Like the people who vacuum or sweep corners before the housekeeper arrives, I've been "pre-doing" my toenails and blading, shaving, scrubbing, device-ing, and …

6 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips You Need to Know

Just because you don't cry definitely doesn't mean you shouldn't buy, but there are some other pretty important reasons for why you may want to walk away from that wedding gown you're thinking about to purchasing. From feeling the pressure of friends and family to cutting it way too close to your …

6 Arguments All Couples Have Before They Divorce

And how to avoid having them yourself.<p>No two divorces are alike -- but the arguments that lead couples to divorce tend to be, experts say.<p>Below, marriage therapists share six arguments couples on the verge of divorce usually get into before calling it quits -- plus, their best advice for avoiding …

7 Good and Bad Surprises You Can Expect in the First Year of Marriage

<i>by Sandy Malone, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Everyone tells you that things will change in your first year of marriage, but every couple's experience is a little bit different. That first year will be full of surprises -- some good, some bad -- and once you've survived it, you'll …

How To Disconnect From Your Job And Leave Your Work at Work

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/Ilya Terentyev</i><p>"Nine to five." It might have meant something in your parents' day, but now it's just another awkward, outdated phrase, like "the bee's knees" or "I'm voting for Nixon."<p>Our digital age has been sweet, but the price of permanent connection is an inability …

Fire-Proof Ways to Sneak In Wedding Planning at Work

There are only so many hours in a day. And let's be honest: Wedding planning takes several of them. So who could blame you for trying to squeeze in vendor interviews and venue searches in between responding to work emails and prepping a presentation.<p>But beware: Using work hours to plan your wedding …

Sexual Intimacy and a New Website!

Well, it's really a redesign of the old website, but you get the idea! I am pumped about the new lookNo related posts.

13 Wedding Party Gifts Your Bridesmaids + Groomsmen Totally Deserve

Being a bridesmaid or groomsman is a huge responsibility, so the thank-you gifts have got to be something pretty awesome. And what better way to say “thanks for being a part of the best day ever” than something fun and shiny from the B + C Shop? From custom jewelry to gifts that will make you say …

Tips for Creating Custom Wedding Invitations

Completely customized weddings are a rapidly flourishing trend for modern couples who crave a personalized affair, from their venue to their invitations. While crafting custom invitations might seem like a project only fit for brides well-versed in DIY, the process is actually much simpler than it …

Why You Shouldn't Compromise In Your Marriage -- And What to Do Instead

<i>Alison A. Armstrong, author of The Queen's Code, has helped millions of women and men learn to communicate better. For her latest installment of her Marriage Bootcamp series, Armstrong explains why the biggest piece of marriage advice you're getting is completely wrong.</i><p>Most of us grew up hearing …

Skinny Women Are Better, Says Douchey Article No One Asked For

A website dedicated to asking men's opinions deemed this "trending news."<p>I was eating my morning Cheerios (Honey Nut, obviously) when I came across something that forced me to spit them out. A website called AskMen (which men? I have no idea) tweeted a story informing ladies everywhere: "Female …

Beware eLiquid Sharks: The Uncertainty of Vaping Is Real

I want to start by saying that I was guilty of falling into the vaping trap and there is no shame in acknowledging that I caught the vapors. Vaping has become big business, but not all business is good business. While some Vapor dealers are sharks and others are large companies, all have one thing …

The Top Wedding Fights You'll Have (And How to Avoid Them)

Wedding planning is full of bliss, excitement, and a smidge of stress. And when stress rears its ugly and panicked head, we can often lose ours in a fight with our significant other. So here are the top wedding fights you might have and expert advice on how to avoid them.<p><b>The cost of your big …

Writing a story about the Time Lord alongside a novel for grownups was a refreshing reminder of the joys of imagination<p>As some of you may know, a few weeks ago a Doctor Who novel of mine saw the light of day. If you’re not a Whovian, or were unaware that the characters have a fictional life away …

Books

How to Have a Super Sexy Marriage

What makes married sex life hot is totally subjective. What works for some may not work for others, so what matters is if you're happy with your circumstances.<p>With that being said, when you're in a long-term, forever relationship, you have to work to keep sex hot. It doesn't just happen on its own; …

No-Stress Ways to Blend Cleaning Styles

Household chores might seem insignificant, but they can potentially cause a lot of trouble in your relationship. Believe it or not, chores — along with matters of money and intimacy — are one of the things couples argue about most, according to statistics. "Research suggests that as more couples …