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  • Re-Think What Commitment Means!
    Psychology Today

    Re-Think What Commitment Means!

    Commitment was not something I thought about when I married eons ago—it came with the marriage license.  I remember the “till death do us part” bit.  It was a matter of convention.  No longer, and that's a good thing.  Millennials and younger generations are often described as “commitment avoidant”—a bad rap. The unmarried of these generations understand that commitment is serious.  And, they can come to understand, as I have, that commitment is negotiated and renegotiated throughout one's marriage. Crisis—Commitment or not? My husband, Joe, and I were confronted with the idea of commitment to each other about 10 years into our marriage.  Because of the changing status of women during the 1960's

  • The Detroit News

    Dear Abby: Man embarrassed when wife asks people's age

    Dear Abby: My wife constantly craves compliments about her age. When we meet people, she regularly asks how old they are, which I think is rude and inappropriate. Then she asks me if I know how old they are, and I say “no” because I don't think it's any of my business. She then asks them, “How old do you think I am?” Almost always they guess low, which makes her happy. She thinks there's something wrong with me for not being curious about someone's age. Abby, is it appropriate when meeting someone to ask how old he or she is? To me, it's like asking how much they weigh — which is also none of my business! Is my wife rude, or am I the one with the problem? I like people but don't need the intimate

  • Las Vegas Sun

    Illinois trooper killed in line of duty remembered at church

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state trooper who was fatally shot while serving a search warrant is being remembered as a caring family man who went the extra mile. The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports roughly 100 people attended a Sunday service at a park to remember Trooper Nicholas Hopkins. He was shot Friday in East St. Louis during an exchange of gunfire while serving the warrant. He later died. The 33-year-old trooper was a state police officer for 10 years. He was married with three children. In a recorded message for the congregation, Hopkins' wife, Whitney, said she couldn't put into words "how big his heart was." The St. Clair County state's attorney announced charges in

  • Ask Amy: Young mom wants to repair fractured family

    Ask Amy: Young mom wants to repair fractured family

    Dear Amy: I am 32 years old. My parents divorced 17 years ago. I came home from school to find my dad gone. Months went by before there was any communication. Within a year, he had remarried. Originally his wife was friendly. When I became an adult, that changed. She completely fell off the face of the Earth, and so did my dad, even though we live just miles apart. The last time I was at his house was 2014. My dad barely stayed an hour at my wedding (his wife didn't attend), and also missed the birth of my and my husband's first child. I've invited them both to our home, and when I ask to have a get-together, he informs me that he (alone) will "stop by." At this point, I no longer seek affirmation.

  • Husband's detachment shows the need for drastic action, fast
    The Seattle Times

    Husband's detachment shows the need for drastic action, fast

    Dear Carolyn Carolyn Hax is away. The following first appeared March 25, May 8 and May 22, 2005. DEAR CAROLYN: Before we married, my husband and I enjoyed doing fun stuff together. Now, he just wants to watch TV or play video games. When he does leave the couch, it's to play poker or basketball with his guy friends. He NEVER helps me around the house unless I've completely broken him down — asking nicely, nagging, cajoling, etc. By that point, I'm upset because I've had to expend so much energy for his minimal help, and he's upset that he's had to get off the couch. I've also tried everything to get us to do recreational things together, but when I've managed to get him out the door, the results

  • Fox News

    Bride furious that sister-in-law gave birth on her wedding day

    Nothing will steal the spotlight from the bride like a newborn baby. When a wedding and a C-section ended up being scheduled for the same day, sparks flew. The bride, feeling slighted, shared her story with the Internet in hopes of finding some support. Reddit user Ginnywhatchoowannado took to the site's forums to share her side of the story. After she got engaged last November, she and her fiance had set a June date almost immediately. Unfortunately, her time in the spotlight didn't last long. “A few weeks (after announcing the date) my brother-in-law and sister-in-law announced the pregnancy of their first child,” her story began. “My sister-in-law is still very young and she grew up very spoiled.

  • The Chattanoogan

    Dorothy “Dot” Bryant

    Dorothy “Dot” Bryant, 72, of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Dot was born in Trenton, Ga., to Homer and Stella Mae Conner. She was a graduate of East Ridge High School and a longtime member of Lakewood Baptist Church. Dot will always be remembered as a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who adored all her family.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Herbert and Roy Conner; and sister, Louise Odom. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Gary Bryant; sons, Paul (special friend, Deana Culbreth) Bryant, Daniel (Tracy) Bryant and their son, Aaron, and Jason (Tara) Bryant and their children, Reegan and Aidan; and sister, Joyce Blackstock. Visitation will be from

  • Daily Mail

    Cardiff wife who thought her husband was having an affair found he actually wanted to become a woman

    A wife who thought her husband was having an affair when she found a lipstick in his van discovered he actually wanted to become a woman. Kelly Allen came across the item after becoming suspicious Warren was hiding his phone. When she confronted her 6ft 2in spouse, he admitted he wanted to change gender and had been researching it on his mobile. Warren, 38, said according to the Mirror: 'I'm not having an affair. There's no one else. The truth is I want to be a woman.' The admin worker said he wanted Kelly to call him Zoey as he changed gender, before she burst into tears. Kelly, who has been with Zoey for eleven years and has two children with her, will now become her wife as they renew their


    Southeast Texas Crash Kills Couple Minutes After They Were Married

    Home » News » Southeast Texas Crash Kills Couple Minutes After They Were Married ORANGE, Texas (AP) – Police say a Texas newlywed couple still wearing tuxedo and wedding dress was killed in a crash with a truck as their vehicle tried to exit the driveway of the Justice of the Peace. Orange, Texas, police say 19-year-old Harley Morgan and 20-year-old Rhiannon Boudreaux were pronounced dead at the scene Friday by the same judge who married them. They were hit by a truck towing a trailer carrying a tractor. The force was so great that witnesses said the car flipped multiple times before coming to rest in a ditch. The mother of the groom, LaShawna Morgan, told the Beaumont Enterprise , “They hadn't

  • The Daily Star

    Husband beats wife dead

    A housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband over a family feud in Bhangura upazila on Saturday. The victim, Trisha Khatun, 20, was daughter of Korban Ali of Perbhangura village in the upazila. Deceased's father Korban filed a case with Bhangura Police Station accusing Trisha's husband Akter Hossain and three of his family members the same night. Korban said Trisha was married to Akter, son of Shahidul Islam of Charbhangura village, about two years ago.  Akter, who went to aboard after the marriage, recently returned home and started torturing his daughter, brining allegation of gossiping with other people over phone, said the father. As a sequel, Akter beat Trisha mercilessly on

  • Ryan Reynolds trolls pregnant wife Blake Lively on her birthday with unflattering photos
    USA TODAY Entertainment

    Ryan Reynolds trolls pregnant wife Blake Lively on her birthday with unflattering photos

    Ryan Reynolds shared a series of hilarious photos of Blake Lively to celebrate her turning 32 on Sunday.

  • Man dies in after taken in custody by Oklahoma City police
    Houston Chronicle

    Man dies in after taken in custody by Oklahoma City police

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a man has died after he was handcuffed and taken into custody. Authorities say the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. Sunday after officers responded to an apartment complex following reports that a person was kicking apartment doors, talking incoherently and kicking a fence by the pool area. Police say officers found a man inside the complex and placed him in handcuffs before escorting him outside. Officials say officers placed the man on the ground after he allegedly spat them. A short time later, the officers discovered the man had stopped breathing. Officials say the man was taken to a hospital, where he died. His name and age have not been

  • Man murdered in Pune over a minor scuffle
    Hindustan Times

    Man murdered in Pune over a minor scuffle

    An 'innocent' joke between a mother and a daughter, about a woman from their neighbourhood in Janata Vasahat, left the husband dead on Sunday afternoon. According to the Dattawadi police, the deceased was a painter by profession and on Sunday he had gone to pick up his wife from work. When he came back to Janata Vasahat, along with his wife and daughter, the mother-daughter duo shared a joke between themselves about a woman who stays in the neighbourhood. The woman got irate and called her friend Ganpat Zagade (32) for help. The 35-year-old husband has been identified as Nagnath Rajaram Kadam. According to the police, Zagade came to the spot and started arguing with Kadam and his wife. Kadam,

  • the Guardian

    Boy aged 12 dies from injuries after electric shock on railway track

    Police say boy died on Saturday night, a week after coming into contact with power lines A boy injured when he came into contact with overhead power lines on a railway track a week ago has died. The 12-year-old was being treated for severe electric shock after the incident in Glasgow last Sunday. He died in hospital on Saturday night, British Transport Police (BTP) said. Insp Alasdair McWhirter said: “This is a truly tragic incident, and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the boy's family and friends. “We have specially trained officers supporting his family during this incredibly difficult time and I would ask that their privacy is please respected while they come to terms with their

  • Nas Says He's 'Optimistic' About His Relationship With Kelis

    Nas Says He's 'Optimistic' About His Relationship With Kelis

    Ever since they separated in 2009, it's been very clear that Nas and Kelis have not been on good terms. From their custody and child support battle over their 10-year-old son Knight Jones to Kelis' allegations of domestic violence during their marriage, these two were far from being amicable with each other. Now that they are no longer in court, Nas says he is hopeful that their relationship will continue to improve. In a recent talk with the New York Post, Queensbridge rep explained why he had a hard time dealing with their breakup. “I've been through a whole lot, and no one really gave me advice on how to deal with what I was going through with a broken family,”  he said. The “Bye Baby” rapper