My husband owned a home before we were married and did his own cleaning, cooking for himself etc. My mother was vehemently opposed to my living with him before marriage-not for any religious or social reasons-but because she knew the minute I moved in, I’d take on those responsibilities and she didn’t want me to do… Read more
I think so many of us are stuck with the romantic image of what marriage is that the reality of partnership can be extremely difficult. Finding a middle ground, learning each other’s preferences, and putting in the actual work to be team members. Read more
All of this, especially your last sentence. Divorce is often liberating as the men are then forced to bear total responsibility on their parenting days. If the man is not a dangerous abusive dickhead, forget full/primary custody. Joint custody is the way to go. Many women actually like their husbands better after… Read more
Sounds like my parents, but my mom was always unhappy and couldn’t/wouldn’t leave. My dad couldn’t hold down a job and the only reason he didn’t end up on the streets and had healthcare is because of my mom. He only existed in my life to yell, scream, bully, and belittle me, so his parenting contributions were… Read more
THANK YOU for saying this. I also came from a family where not only my mother got fucked over, but almost every single one of my aunts got fucked over. And some of those women are still in their marriages and tell me they’re happy. But, they sure as fuck don’t look happy. Read more
I’m sure it’s because I’m a barren millennial spinster with no prospects but I’m also sure it’s because I watched my mother and aunts struggle in their relationships with men that I am convinced that marriages with men are a true dice roll in life. Read more
Yeah, this headline/story is weird. So he got her a fake ID to say she was 18... So they could get married... so she could get an abortion because she wasn’t 18? There’s an unnecessary middle step there.
There’s no shame in making important topics accessible. Unless there’s something you find particularly objectionable about the way one of the topics is handled, you shouldn’t assume that listicles are universally assumed to be inherently fluffy and unserious. Like it or not, people get information from all kinds of… Read more
So you’re fine giving your kid a negative label, but you bristle at having one applied to you? You might want to think about that one a bit.
They took a tough and punitive stance against a woman seeking to protect her mental health and are taking a nice and conciliatory approach towards a man seeking to protect his physical health.
FFS. Yeah, the apology is solid, but it’s one her parents should be making. No one becomes a debutante by just rolling up to some organization and signing up. These girls are nominated by their parents to be “presented to society” at specific events. For which there are often months of rehearsals and dance lessons.… Read more
I kind of assumed “met at church” was code for “met in the AA meeting in a church basement”
Full disclosure: I have an unexplainable, long-rooted visceral dislike of Olivia Munn. And until now, that black hole of scorn has been light-years from the luminous love I feel for J. Mulaney. Read more
That scene. MAN. That’s Jayne’s daughter, all right.
If you become so terrified during a VERBAL argument that you need to pull your gun out and point it at someone then you’re mentally unstable and should forfeit your right to every owning a gun legally again