Category Archives: marriage

The Real Housewives & Diversification

What can be learned from the mistakes of TV’s most-appealing surgically-modified millionaire housewives? Diversify. Camille Grammer, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and soon-to-be-ex-wife of Kelsey Grammer, has fake boobs, four nannies and a life that is 100% invested in … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Next time you start to wonder how your marriage is doing, try an experiment. Take a pen and a piece of paper and draw a chart like the one above. The x-axis is how much time you spend on things, … Continue reading

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This is What I Imagined Christmas Would Look Like

Watching Oprah Winfrey talk to Barbara Walters the other night, this line stood out to me: “I am so glad I didn’t get married because with marriage there are expectations,” Oprah told Barbara, tearing up. Most of us don’t realize how … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Takeout

More proof that Hillary Clinton and I are, like, totally soul sisters. Speaking to Australian radio hosts Hamish & Andy about life at home with Bill, she explains that even ordering takeout can be fraught: If he says to me, … Continue reading

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Marriage Can Save your Life

Troubled relationships can weaken your immune system and increase your risk of heart attack, pneumonia and cancer. Continue reading

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Marriage, Moral Hazard, and the Muffin-Top Conundrum

Moral hazard. You might have seen the phrase in the news recently. It’s what some people say played a massive role in the unraveling of the U.S. economy. Moral hazard is a situation in which people with insurance are tempted … Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Daniel Hamermesh

Economists are a romantic bunch. Seriously. To prove it, we’ve interviewed a few of them so you can see just how sexy the dismal science can be. First up is Daniel Hamermesh, author of Economics is Everywhere and an economics … Continue reading

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Marriage – Why Bother?

What’s the point of getting married? There is no point. Women can support themselves, men can do their own laundry, kids are raised by single parents, nannies and grandparents all the time and sex, well, that was never marriage’s strong … Continue reading

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Definition of a ‘Good’ Marriage-Then & Now

Inspired by this then/now chart at I Love Charts. There are few better ways to look at change in perception over time than through the lens of marriage. Readers, what have we left out?

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Why I Left My Husband Friday Night

The opportunity cost of a night out with friends is a night out with my husband. But I can usually recoup that cost the next night, like by taking my guy out to see Avatar in 3-D. Continue reading

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