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Famifi

Episode 14: Youth sports and parents behaving badly<p>Have More Meaningful Conversations With Your Kids.<p>We’ll send the low-down on the hot topics your …

Why Autism Is Different in the Brains of Girls Than in Boys

Autism, already a mysterious disorder, is even more puzzling when it comes to gender differences. For every girl diagnosed with autism, four boys are …

20 things that 90s kids still can’t understand 15 years later

The 90s ended 15 years ago – we don’t need to be reminded of this.<p>But us children of the 90s don’t have time to be feeling old – our brains are far …

8 Backstreet Boys Music Videos that Will Forever be in Our Hearts

Backstreet’s back (alright!) in the Philippines for a fifth time! Boys and girls, BSB is the biggest-selling boy band ever. I mean, they outlasted …

Music Videos

6 Reasons Why You Might Be Attracting Damaged Men

I received an email on Divorced Girl smiling from a reader stating that she "only attracts damaged men."<p>I had to wonder, 'What does 'damaged' mean? I have to assume that to my reader, "damaged" means divorced or someone who has most likely suffered a bad breakup, only because why else would she be …

Fear of Intimacy: Five Warning Signs You Need to Know!

<b>Fear of Intimacy Defined</b><p>A working definition of the term, <i>fear of intimacy</i>, is as follows: an individual who has fears and problems being emotionally …

After marriage equality, let's win secular wedding equality

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could finally grant marriage equality to same-sex couples in all 50 states. But that …

Minoring in Long Distance Marriage

The first year of marriage is hard. From learning the little quirks of your spouse by living together to navigating through your first big fight, there are ups and downs every new couple faces. For my husband and me, we added a few hundred miles of distance into this mix. I am in what you would …

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Is Cohabitation the Same as Marriage?

Enrique Iglesias, son of popular Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias, was in the news recently -- not because he came out with a new album or because he's on a world tour. No, it's because Iglesias was asked -- again -- whether he was ever going to marry his girlfriend, former tennis pro Anna …

Same-Sex Couples

Don't Get Married Until You Know Who You're Going To Be When You Grow Up

When should you get married? One easy answer is in June, the month that has traditionally seen the most weddings. The more important question these days, though, is what is the right age to marry. In the 1950s most people married, and they married young. If a woman reached her mid-20s still single, …

The real killer of your marriage and why no one mentions it

<i>Editor's note: This article was originally published on Kayla Lemmon's blog, All Our Lemmony Things. It has been republished here with permission.</i><p>I …

Relationships

Wifey Wednesday: The 6 Rules of Relationship Conflict

It’s Wednesday, the day when we always talk marriage!<p>And today, since I’m flying to Colorado Springs to tape Focus on the Family’s radio show …

Some Days, I Suck At Marriage

I know this is an ironic thing for a relationships writer to write about, but it’s the truth:<p>I suck at marriage.<p>In my head, I know the crucial …

Social Media Obsession Costing Some People Their Marriage

http://media.chicago.cbslocal.com/CBSCHI_20150505232722803AA.mp4<b>(CBS)</b> — Some people get so obsessed with social media, it can cost them their …

The best type of intimacy

<b>That is when you are husband and wife. Marriage is the testing time for the love. If there’s love between both they will cherish every moment they</b> …

In sickness and health, sex keeps older couples happy: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among older couples, physical illnesses can strain a marriage, but maintaining a healthy sex life could make a difference in how happily both partners cope, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers have long known the illnesses that come with age are linked to poorer marriage …

Immoral 'Seven Year Switch' Brings Adultery to Prime Time

10 Ways To Predict If Couples Counseling Will Save Your Marriage

People looking for a marriage therapist sometimes call and ask what my success rate is. Even if it was possible to answer that question, the results would reveal very little about my -- or any therapist's -- capabilities. What couples need to know is that whether or not a marriage can be saved lies …

What Marriage Equality Would Mean For The Economy

An exploration of the financial impact of legalizing same-sex marriage, from income tax filing to health care costs.<p><i>Update: On June 26th, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, a decision that strikes down existing bans in 14</i> …

15 Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage After Kids

There’s no doubt that having a child can turn a marriage into complete chaos, leaving both you and your partner feeling helpless at times. But what I …

How to Have a Peaceful Divorce

When people ask me if my divorce is amicable, I tell them that it's peaceful.<p>That statement in itself seems contradictory. A divorce is a total dissolution of a relationship and maybe even a family. Destruction. A collapse. How could something initially so sad -- yet sometimes so happy -- be …

Don't Eat the Last Cookie -- And 5 Other Things I've Learned About Creating a Happy Marriage

Holding on to the seat, I wheel my newly purchased road bike out of the garage and onto my gravel driveway. I was excited about my first ride, also a bit nervous as I had zero experience with clipless pedals, but there I was, ready to go.<p>What happened next was like a bad, slow motion dream.<p>I clip …

The Number One Relationship Problem, According to Therapists

Studies have shown that sex and money are two of the leading causes for divorce, but statistics don’t always tell the whole story. We reached out to …

Marriage

10 songs that gave you terrible life advice

<b>If you were a normal teenager, chances are you listened to songs and took their lyrics literally.</b><p>Like 5ive’s Keep On Moving. A very uplifting song …

The Backstreet Boys Documentary Is Out On DVD: 17 Songs You Need To Listen To Before You Watch

Backstreet Boys fans, rejoice! The band's documentary, “Backstreet Boys: Show ’Em What You’re Made Of,” is out on DVD.<p>If like me, you're a big BSB …

Music

Take That review – charm offensive

Technically, Take That ought to please the eye more now that there are just three of them on stage, not four. In photography, there is a rule of thumb that states that odd numbers make for a better composition. On <i>Masterchef</i> the amateurs are taught that three (or five) things on a plate look nicer …

‘The Dance’ at 25: How Garth Brooks’ Weeper Became an Unlikely Hit

Sometime in the mid-Eighties, Nashville-based music publisher Don Tolle was having lunch with his business partner, singer-songwriter Tony Arata, …