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Wife Offended That Her Husband Suggests He Funds Her Lifestyle By Paying The Bills So She Can Pursue Her Dream

Wife Offended That Her Husband Suggests He Funds Her Lifestyle By Paying The Bills So She Can Pursue Her Dream

The division of finances within a household is often a hot-button topic. While one person may make more money and pay more of the bills, unpaid and emotional labor can be hard to define. Full-time childcare is extremely costly, as are housekeepers, but often stay-at-home parents who do all this work for free are undervalued.  Part-time writer, student, and full-time mom shared a similar situation on Reddit. She is hurt and angry after a conversation with her husband regarding her upcoming graphic novel.  Her husband referred to himself as a ‘silent investor’ because he paid the bulk of the bills while she worked on her novel.  Over a decade in the making, she has fully funded her novel while being a mother for the last four years. She is also currently completing her final semester of graduate school, which she paid for by working a part-time job. “I paid for the entire thing myself; my husband did not contribute financially, and I did not ask him for any money,” she explained. RELATED: Man Wonders If He’s …

The Funniest Tweets About Married Life (April 9-15)

The Funniest Tweets About Married Life (April 9-15)

Marriage is full of highs, lows and a whole bunch of ordinary moments in between. Somehow the married people on X, formerly known as Twitter, continue to find humour in the minutiae of wedded life. Every week, we round up the funniest marriage tweets on the platform. Read on for 20 relatable ones that will have you laughing in agreement. Source link

6 Golden Rules That Keep Our 30-Year Marriage Interesting

6 Golden Rules That Keep Our 30-Year Marriage Interesting

My lovely wife and I will celebrate 30 years of marriage this week. We’ve had a fantastic journey, with our share of ups and downs, plenty of romance mixed in with rocky times, lots of joy, and a few painful challenges, but all in all, we are delighted with the life we’ve shared so far. We are continually amazed at how each year finds us closer and more in love than the year before, and although it is hard to imagine, we both feel that the best years of our marriage are yet to come. That’s how I think it should be. Sadly, I often see marriage portrayed as all downhill after the honeymoon. I hate to hear couples reminisce about the early years of young love, mourning as if the best days are over and gone. I was further disturbed by several recent articles that suggest the seven-year itch has now become the three-year itch. So is less intimacy, more fights, poorer communication, and drifting apart really the inevitable? With a nod to the …

I Broke Up With My Fiancee Over His ‘Birthday Present’

I Broke Up With My Fiancee Over His ‘Birthday Present’

In a Reddit post shared to r/relationship_advice, site user throwraprank27 shared that their fiancée “played a cruel prank on me for my birthday.” She explained that she’d been with her (now-ex) partner for three years, and always understood him to be kind and thoughtful. “He was adorable and is pretty funny,” she said. The poster added that the couple had spoken before about getting a house together. “I always thought I should have a say in which house we go to but he insists this his chosen house will blow my mind away,” she shared. “He… kept telling me he [would] take me there on my birthday.” Then, her birthday came On her birthday, the poster says her partner asked her to wear a blindfold, drove her to a location that was about as far as the house was, and helped her out of the car. Then, he asked her to count down from three and removed the blindfold to reveal… well, nothing but a prank. “I then got hit with what was a water …

Mike Tindall’s frank confession about early marriage with Zara: ‘It’s not that easy’

Mike Tindall’s frank confession about early marriage with Zara: ‘It’s not that easy’

Mike Tindall’s identity shifted after he married into the royal family and retired from his successful rugby career. The 45-year-old opened up about the early stages of his marriage with Zara Tindall following their wedding in 2011. While Mike has made it no secret that his relationship with Princess Anne’s daughter is stronger than ever, he candidly said in the TV show Grand Slammers that it was not necessarily all “fine and dandy” becoming part of the British royal family. © Jeff J MitchellMike and Zara Tindall got married at Canongate Kirk in 2011 “Everyone thinks that just by marrying Zara that means it’s all fine and dandy… But that doesn’t stop the fact that you need a job,” he said. While he had previously focused all his energies on his sporting career, which included playing for England in the Rugby World Cup in 2003, Mike felt a little unsure about his future after he retired in 2014 – three years into his marriage. © Mike HewittMike Tindall retired from rugby in 2014 “And it’s …

Bethenny Frankel Says She Was ‘Relieved’ She Had a Miscarriage During Marriage to Jason Hoppy

Bethenny Frankel Says She Was ‘Relieved’ She Had a Miscarriage During Marriage to Jason Hoppy

Bethenny Frankel is getting candid about suffering a miscarriage amid her crumbling marriage to ex-husband Jason Hoppy in 2012. In a new episode of her Just B Divorced podcast, the 53-year-old reality star and entrepreneur reflected on that challenging time in her life — as the mother of a young girl, in a strained marriage, and six-weeks pregnant with their second child — and she revealed that, at the time, she felt “relieved” when she was recovering from her miscarriage. “In a constructive way, I said, ‘I’m kind of relieved … because I don’t think this is a healthy or positive relationship,’” Frankel recalled telling Hoppy at the time. “It was like the first step to saying something.” Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy on the reality special 'Bethenny's Getting Married' in 2010. – Andrei Jackamets/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images “And he said to me, ‘You’re a real piece of s**t, you know that?’” she said. “He moved out to a hotel downtown for a couple of nights, and it was total relief.” While Frankel admitted that it …

8 Tiny Lessons Divorce Teaches You That Will Make Your Second Marriage Better | Terry Gaspard

8 Tiny Lessons Divorce Teaches You That Will Make Your Second Marriage Better | Terry Gaspard

How can couples avoid the pitfalls that threaten the happiness and success of a second (or third) marriage? Before considering remarriage, it’s important to ponder if it’s what you want and to ask yourself if you’ve fully recovered from your past relationship and are ready to move on get married again, and perhaps even begin a blended family. Let’s face it, most couples in second or third marriages face obstacles that those in first ones just don’t. It’s no surprise that while the divorce rate for first marriages hovers around 45 percent, the rate for second marriages is approximately 67 percent. You might wonder why this is since intuitively you should learn important lessons from your first marriage and carry those into subsequent ones. However, when people get remarried, they carry baggage from their first marriage that can cause them to sabotage a new relationship if they haven’t healed and worked through the issues that contributed to the demise of that first relationship. Add to that baggage is the realization that there are often a lot …

Jenna Jameson’s Wife Jessi Lawless Says She’s Divorcing Her After Less Than a Year of Marriage

Jenna Jameson’s Wife Jessi Lawless Says She’s Divorcing Her After Less Than a Year of Marriage

Jessi Lawless and Jenna Jameson are “done.” Lawless took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce she’s divorcing Jameson after less than a year of marriage. “There are a lot of rumors going around that Jenna and I are getting a divorce. And I’m making this video to confirm that,” Lawless said in a video captioned: “It’s done.” Lawless went on to claim that the 50-year-old former adult film star’s alleged drinking led to her decision to end the marriage. ET has reached out to Jameson for comment, but an hour after Lawless posted her video Jameson took to her Instagram Story and posted a cryptic message seemingly in response to Lawless’ post saying, “I keep it classy.” It wasn’t so long ago when Jameson sat down with ET and shared that she was head-over-heels in love with the Born Lawless podcast host. They first met in 2022 and got engaged in April 2023. In June of that year, a rep for Jameson confirmed to ET, “Yes, Jenna and Jessi got married last month — Jenna is madly in …

Nicole Kidman’s unconventional marriage rule with Keith Urban he’s tried to break

Nicole Kidman’s unconventional marriage rule with Keith Urban he’s tried to break

Since the moment Nicole Kidman met her husband Keith Urban in 2005, she set out one relationship rule she has ensured they’ve stuck to over the past two decades – despite Keith’s attempted rebellion. The Moulin Rouge actress and the Blue Ain’t Your Color singer, both 56, first crossed paths at the G’Day LA event and got married the following year at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel on the grounds of St Patrick’s Estate in Sydney. © GettyThe couple got married in Sydney in 2006 The couple often comment on their loving marriage, but Nicole surprised fans when she said they have a surprising communication agreement. “We never text each other, can you believe that? We started out that way – I was like, ‘If you want to get a hold of me, call me,”’ she explained on the Something To Talk About podcast in 2023. © Getty ImagesNicole and Keith revealed the one relationship rule they follow While Keith was happy to communicate via text, he soon adopted Nicole’s rule. “I wasn’t really a texter. I …

The Ultimate Infidelity Guide (And How To Affair-Proof Your Marriage) | Debra Macleod

The Ultimate Infidelity Guide (And How To Affair-Proof Your Marriage) | Debra Macleod

Much of the content in this article is taken from my book Marriage SOS: 30 Lifelines to Rescue Your Relationship in One Month. If you’re struggling with infidelity, this book can help you manage the initial “crisis period.” It also provides simple, straightforward, and ongoing support to rebuild trust, and your relationship, as the days and weeks go on. Whether it is a husband who finds a forbidden lover’s note tucked in his wife’s purse or a wife who discovers her husband has been paying another woman’s rent, it is a gut-wrenching, life-shattering experience to suddenly discover that a spouse has been unfaithful. It is equally devastating to hear a spouse confess to infidelity, even if the confession was done out of guilt and a sincere attempt to repair the marriage. Living in suspicion can be just as emotionally exhausting. Unfortunately, many spouses who suspect their partner of cheating are correct. Classic signs of a cheating spouse include spending more time at work, financial spending that cannot be accounted for, sudden self-improvement efforts (i.e. joining a gym, dressing …