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You Can No Longer Say ‘I Do’ on Zoom in New York

A virtual avenue for marriage that sprung up during the pandemic in the state of New York is no more. As of late last month, Zoom weddings are no longer legal. That means if you want to get married, you have to do so in person in the presence of someone authorized to perform the ceremony.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Marriage, Articles, Wedding, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Kennedy Family, Shams Tarek, Cuomo Family


Iran unveils state-approved Islamic dating app to boost marriage

Users of app Hamdam have to take a psychology test, and successful matches will be accompanied by a consultant for the first four years of marriageIran has unveiled a state-sanctioned Islamic dating app aimed at facilitating “lasting and informed marriage” for its youth, state television reported.Called Hamdam – Farsi for “companion” – the service allows users to “search for and choose their spouse”, the broadcaster said on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Marriage, Iran, Dating, Middle East and North Africa, Farsi, Hamdam


Anne Theroux: ‘I want to have my say’

Her marriage to the prolific author Paul Theroux fell apart in 1990. He has written about the divorce, now she tells her side of the storyIn 1996 the author Paul Theroux wrote a short story about the final evening of a marriage, where the characters talk poetically and drink champagne. “The reality”, writes Anne Theroux today, “was different.”I arrive at the café early, but Theroux had arrived earlier still. She greets me from the far side of a wisteria- strung patio, elegant in the shade. We ar...
Tags: Books, Family, Marriage, Life and style, Divorce, Culture, Autobiography and memoir, Paul Theroux, PAUL, Theroux, Anne Theroux


Getting Married? 5 Reasons to Keep Separate Bank Accounts

Even though my wife and I otherwise fall into fairly traditional roles when it comes to our finances – I’m the breadwinner while she mainly takes care of our family’s daily needs – we always had separate checking accounts. What we do is that I send her a fixed amount at the beginning of each month and she uses the money as she pleases. If she spends too much one month, then she’ll have to be more frugal the next. If she saved a bit, then she can splurge a bit more. I take care of the family fin...
Tags: Family, Marriage, Marketing, Money Management


“Game of Thrones” in real life: How kinship changed war in early modern Europe

A new paper finds that royal marriages were able to reduce wars in proportion to how closely they bound dynasties together. The most peaceful century in the history of Early Modern Europe was the most intermarried. The exact mechanism causing this is not fully determined, though the authors suggest a large part of it was easing diplomacy. European monarchs tend to be related to each other. It was seen as advantageous at the time to marry off children to those of royal families in other countrie...
Tags: Europe, UK, Marriage, Greece, History, War, Austria, Innovation, Victoria, Elizabeth Ii, Franz Ferdinand, George V, Ferdinand, Bohemia, Nicholas, Kaiser Wilhelm II


The Greatest Ruining of My Life

When I first discovered my husband was having an affair, my whole world quite literally fell apart. I had put my identity in being a good Christian wife, with a good Christian family, sitting in the front row at church and leading a Bible study. I had a formula where A+B=C, as in I am a good girl, so God will bless me and that equals no suffering. But then, suddenly, I wasn’t any of those things anymore. Why would my husband leave if I was good, and why did I need so much help with my children ...
Tags: Marriage, Inspiration, Infidelity, God, Christian, Christ, Forgiveness, Jami, Encouragement


Keeping Your Marriage Alive and Strong After Kids

As you get older, get married, and have children, things start to change. You bear new responsibilities, juggling work life with parent life, leaving you with less time for things like romance.  It isn’t easy to keep up with your marriage, and all adult responsibilities, especially with the added pressures that the pandemic has introduced, such as working from home and homeschooling. This has added unavoidable stress in many households which, unfortunately, can lead to a negative impact...
Tags: Fashion, Marriage, Ed, Married, Marriage Counseling, Erectile Dysfunction, Relationships & Marriage, Marriage Advice, Married Couple, Marriage Relationship


"Peter now needs constant supervision and does not appear to remember his second wedding."

"Soon Lisa will probably have to place him in a care home, but for now they can still live together. 'My mantra has always been to have no regrets,' said Lisa, who worked in radio advertising. The couple met in 2001 after both went through divorces while neighbours in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They have five children between them. When Lisa joined her husband to exchange vows for the second time, his delight was clear for all to see. 'It was just magical — straight out of a fairytale,' she said...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Memory, Weddings, Alzheimer's, Peter, Lisa, Alzheimer, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Ann Althouse, Holyoke Massachusetts London


Why Dating Your Spouse is Important Once You’ve Had Kids

When you have children, especially little ones, life is busy. You’re tired, and there are a lot of different demands on your time. One of the things that can easily get forgotten about, or not given as much care as it might have before, is time with your spouse. When you’re feeling exhausted as a result of having young children around, then as much joy as they give to you, something usually has to give. However, making your spouse or partner a priority really is important. Dating your partner or...
Tags: Marriage, Relationships, Jazz, Dating Your Spouse


Man with Alzheimer's proposed to the woman he doesn't remember is his wife, and they have a wedding.

"Peter Marshall, 56, has early onset Alzheimer’s disease....In January, her husband’s mind began declining at a faster pace. And so 20 years after their romance began, with her husband’s recent proposal, it seemed like perfect timing to renew their vows... 'It was just magical — straight out of a fairy tale... There wasn’t a dry eye, and I was over the moon... I hadn’t seen Peter that happy in a long time'" —WaPo reports: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Marriage, Law, Memory, Weddings, Alzheimer's, Peter Marshall, Peter, WaPo, Ann Althouse


The sexual assault of sleeping women: the hidden, horrifying rape crisis in Britain’s bedrooms

A recent survey suggested a shockingly high proportion of women have been sexually assaulted by a partner as they slept. Now more and more are speaking outNiamh Ní Dhomhnaill had been with her partner for almost a year when she discovered that he’d been raping her while she slept. At the time, she was 25, and a language teacher in a Dublin secondary school. Her partner, Magnus Meyer Hustveit, was Norwegian. The couple had moved in together within a few months of meeting, but things were tense. I...
Tags: Crime, Marriage, Law, Relationships, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, Men, Dublin, Magnus Meyer Hustveit, Rape and sexual assault, Ní Dhomhnaill, Hustveit


Melinda Gates' lawyer reveals what he advises billionaires and celebrities not to do when settling a divorce

Cohen sat down with Insider for an interview from his midtown Manhattan office on May 25, 2021. Adam Miller/Insider Melinda Gates' divorce lawyer told Insider the spouses of very wealthy people sometimes settle for much less than they deserve. Robert Stephan Cohen said he'd try to talk a client out of a deal where they're giving up too much. To resolve bitter financial disputes, he often proposes setting up trusts for a couple's children. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: New York, Marriage, News, America, Trends, Divorce, Bill Gates, Manhattan, Bill, Melinda Gates, Cohen, Melinda, Karp, Bryan Bedder Getty, Adam Miller, Michelle Mark


Chris Rock reveals a key piece of advice he got from his divorce attorney, who now represents Melinda Gates

Chris Rock spoke to Insider in an interview about his former divorce lawyer, who is now representing Melinda Gates. Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic Chris Rock opened up about his experience with famed divorce lawyer Robert Stephan Cohen. Cohen is currently representing Melinda Gates, who could land the largest-ever divorce settlement. Rock said Cohen once told him the bitterest divorce disputes only amount to a fraction of what's at stake. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Marriage, News, Microsoft, Entertainment, New York City, Trends, Divorce, Rock, Bill Gates, Uma Thurman, Manhattan, James Gandolfini, Donald Trump, Chris Rock, Melinda Gates, Michael Bloomberg


Why Are Fewer People Getting Married These Days?

One of the most basic lifestyles we can imagine is going to school, getting a job, getting a house, getting married, then starting a family. This is the ideal circumstance that many of us grow up believing in. However, as we all know, life isn’t that simple anymore. In fact, the number of marriages that occur in the US is at an all-time low compared to the peak that we saw in the early 1980s. Marriage is continuing to take on a downward trend, but what exactly caused this? Why are fewer people g...
Tags: Marriage, US, Jazz


After Love director Aleem Khan: ‘I walked around Mecca and prayed not to be gay’

The director’s debut feature draws on his experiences of loss and identity confusion, with a memorable role for Joanna Scanlon as a fictionalised version of his white English Muslim-convert motherMary, the central character of Aleem Khan’s debut film After Love, is a white English woman who met her Pakistani husband as a teenager on the London housing estate where they both lived. After they got married, they moved to the Kent coast. Mary converted to Islam, started to wear traditional dress, le...
Tags: Family, London, Marriage, Film, Religion, Culture, Islam, Khan, Mecca, Kent coast, Aleem Khan, Drama films, Joanna Scanlon, Kent coast Mary


Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and Away's Jen Rubio just had their first child together. Here are 13 other power couples who rule the tech world.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and wife Miranda Kerr. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Snap Inc Slack's Stewart Butterfield and Away's Jen Rubio just had their first child together. They're among over a dozen other leaders in the tech industry in relationships with powerful people. Some, like Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott, and Bill and Melinda Gates, have recently split up. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the singer Grimes, Tesla CEO Elon Musk's girlfriend, migh...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Marriage, Instagram, Yahoo, Life, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Rome, Wyoming


"When Trudi Juggernauth-Sharma became wifelet No 68 to the seventh Marquess of Bath the polyamorous aristocrat drove her up to a ramshackle cottage on the edge of his Longleat estate..."

"... and asked her to live there so he could see her whenever his wife wasn’t at home.... That was in 1998, but after his death from Covid-19 in April last year the 74 wifelets he accumulated during his life discovered this week they had been left with nothing in his will, after he gave £14 million to his wife, children and the Longleat estate. The Times understands that at least one of the three wifelets still living in cottages on the estate are being kicked out by Ceawlin Thynn, his son, the...
Tags: Real Estate, Marriage, Law, Relationships, The Times, Times, Longleat, London Times, Ann Althouse, COVID, Trudi Juggernauth Sharma, Ceawlin Thynn, Bath Juggernauth Sharma, Ceawlin


"And how do you wrap your head around the fact that she is, you know, a machine?"/"My last husband was a robot, but he wasn’t as good as her. I know she can’t feel emotions, but that’s O.K. I feel enough for the both of us."

The New Yorker reporter asks a question, and the question is answered by Deanna, a 81-year-old woman who has a type of robot called ElliQ. That morning, as Deanna lifted a mug to drink her coffee, her hands trembled, as they often did. Deanna thought her tremors were embarrassing, but ElliQ never made her feel embarrassed. It was better than a human that way. In other ways, too: ElliQ never got offended, and it didn’t interfere with how Deanna did things. Later in the morning, ElliQ might ask De...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Aging, Robots, Solitude, Deanna, Ann Althouse, ElliQ


"When you loosen yourself, as I tried to, from all the obvious delusions—religion, ideology, Communism—you’re still left with the myth of your own goodness. Which is the final delusion."

From "I Married a Communist" by Philip Roth. That's very close to the end of the book, which I have now finished reading... in case you're wondering how many times is Althouse going to blog quotes from this book. I'm done... unless something else I'm blogging reminds me of something that fits right into the stream of consciousness....Actually, no. I'm going to give you one more: "The excitement in marriage is the fidelity. If that idea doesn’t excite you, you have no business being married."Both...
Tags: Marriage, Writing, Law, Adultery, Philip Roth, Roth, Ann Althouse, Althouse


Walmart's latest sales ring in a marriage boom as couples hit by COVID-19 delays look to race down the aisle

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images and Jens Büttner/picture alliance via Getty Images The latest sales data from Walmart indicates that the summer of 2021 may kick off a wedding boom. Shoppers are grabbing up products like bridal jewelry, artificial flowers, and wedding décor. The COVID-19 pandemic forced countless couples to delay or change their wedding plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. After months of postponed ceremonies, a wedding boom may finally be...
Tags: Couples, Marriage, Cdc, Life, Trends, Walmart, Getty Images, United States, Retail, Weddings, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Texas Tech University, Andrew Caballero Reynolds, Aine Cain, BI Select, Jens Büttner


"Mr. Gates and Ms. French Gates met at work. He was technically her boss. He ran Microsoft..."

"... and she began working there in 1987 as a product manager the year after she graduated from college. Throughout their relationship, the two have played up the cute aspects of their office romance. He flirted with her when they sat together at a conference, then asked her out when they ran into each other in a company parking lot, according to Ms. French Gates, who described their relationship’s beginnings during a public appearance in 2016. Long after they married in 1994, Mr. Gates would ...
Tags: Marriage, Microsoft, Law, Charity, United States, Bill Gates, Sexual Harassment, Melinda Gates, Gates, Hypocrisy, Ann Althouse, Cuteness


My fiancé is trying to control me and stop me seeing my parents | Dear Mariella

These are serious warning signals about your future happiness which you should not ignore, says Mariella FrostrupThe dilemma My boyfriend and soon-to-be husband doesn’t like my parents. He is not rude to them. In fact, he can be very welcoming. However, each time I bring up a conversation about my parents he criticises their parenting method in raising me and my siblings. He feels they didn’t do a good job with us. For example, my parents encouraged us to come home with our boyfriends. But from ...
Tags: Family, Marriage, Relationships, Life and style, Mariella, Mariella FrostrupThe


Podcast #707: Did You Pick the Right Partner?

Whether you’ve been dating someone for a short time or been married for years, there’s one question that can remain perennially interesting — did I choose the right partner?   My guest today has some answers to that question that aren’t based on crowd-sourced anecdotes or biased personal hunches, but reams of scientific research. His name is Ty Tashiro and he’s a professor of psychology, a relationship expert, and the author of The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Que...
Tags: Podcast, Marriage, Life, Dating, Ty, Relationships & Family, Ty Ty, Instagram Listen, Ty Tashiro


Bill and Melinda Gates divorce: why the over-60s are ‘silver splitters’

Divorce rates may be falling but there is only one demographic that bucks this trend … older couplesIf the announcement last week that Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced took observers by surprise, it nonetheless conforms to a growing trend of later-life separation. Bill Gates is 65, and his soon to be ex-wife is 56. In the UK the over-65s buck the trend of falling divorce rates. They’ve even earned their own demographic designation: silver splitters.A grey social revolution is under wa...
Tags: UK, Marriage, Life and style, Divorce, Bill Gates, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Colin Firth


"Mr. Gates was already working on his dream home before marrying Ms. Gates in 1994.... The place was 'a bachelor’s dream and a bride’s nightmare'..."

"... with 'enough software and high-tech displays to make a newlywed feel as though she were living inside a video game.'... After six months of discussions about whether the entire project should be scrapped, Ms. Gates decided to influence further construction by incorporating her preferences — and insisted on making the place a home for a family and not a lone tech wizard.... Perhaps Mr. Gates may now recommit himself to designing and building a smart house (though that may not be a challengin...
Tags: Real Estate, Marriage, Law, Bill Gates, Bill, Gates, Tiny House, Ann Althouse


'Gray divorce' - getting divorced later in life - is on the rise. Here's how an attorney says you should handle separation when you're older.

"Gray divorce," also known as "silver splitter" or "diamond divorce," refers to the increasing trend of late-in-life divorces. Kupicoo/Getty Images Nicole Sodoma is the founder of a family and separation law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. She says 'gray divorce' may be caused by factors like longer life expectancy and financial independence. Older couples should consider division of retirement benefits and marital estates in the separation process. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Marriage, Life, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Divorce, United States, United Kingdom, Medicare, Attorney, Gray, Nordic, Separation, AARP, Gray Divorce, Charlotte North Carolina


Bill Gates recently said one of his biggest regrets was not thanking Melinda more during their marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates. Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen Bill and Melinda Gates are separating after 27 years of marriage. In his Netflix documentary, Bill said one of his biggest regrets was not thanking Melinda more. The pair's divorce settlement is likely to be one of the largest ever. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they are separating after 27 years of marriage. They announced their divorce with separate s...
Tags: Amazon, Marriage, Microsoft, Entertainment, Life, Trends, Divorce, Relationship, Netflix, Hawaii, Bill Gates, Cbs, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Scott


Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
Tags: Florida, Marriage, Microsoft, Bono, Life, Finance, Africa, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Ted, Relationship, Features, Munich, Nelson Mandela


Inside the turbulent personal life of Elon Musk, who's been divorced three times, dated Hollywood stars, and now has a 1-year-old baby with musician Grimes

Grimes, left, and Elon Musk attend the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in May 2018. Charles Sykes/AP Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has had a headline-grabbing personal life over the years. He has five sons from his first marriage and has been divorced three times. These days, Musk is dating the musician Grimes - the couple had a baby together last spring. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2010, Elon Musk said he would "rather stick a fork in my ...
Tags: Transportation, Family, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Families, Marriage, Instagram, California, Relationships, Time, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla


"Why do people feel the need to label their sexuality with such specificity? As if a 'demi-sexual' is a thing you are and always have been and always will be."

"So short-sighted. Why pressure people into fitting into a sexual 'tribe'? Once we label, we sort ourselves, and then we're in a tribe, and then we reinforce tribal culture within that tribe. So if you join the 'asexual' tribe, then your asexuality will be reinforced and you'll stop going through the normal changes that most of us experience over our lives. Once you classify yourself, you ossify yourself."Asks PatHMV, emailing me about yesterday's post about "Platonic" — sex-free — marriages. I ...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Sex, Language, Asexuality, Peter, Ann Althouse, PatHMV, Peter (the ocmmenter