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I Hate ‘Hubby’

The internet is full of irksome words—“heckin,” “awesomesauce,” “updoot”—but the worst one by far is “hubby.” Hubby, if you’re not familiar, is short for “husband” and is primarily used in spaces where certain types of married women hang out online. On mommy forums, it pops up like measles on the skin of an…Read more… Continue […]

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The Best Time to Get Married, Depending On Your Taxes

You’d have to be a very practical person to schedule your wedding around taxes, but most people do think about the financial benefits of marriage before they tie the knot. Your timing can affect how much you pay the IRS—and it’s helpful to understand the impact marriage has on your taxes so you’re not surprised […]

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The Best Time to Get Married, Depending On Your Taxes

You’d have to be a very practical person to schedule your wedding around taxes, but most people do think about the financial benefits of marriage before they tie the knot. Your timing can affect how much you pay the IRS—and it’s helpful to understand the impact marriage has on your taxes so you’re not surprised […]

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How to Pandemic-Proof Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton

Being trapped with your significant other 24/7 is not a recipe for relationship success. That’s why this week we’re talking with divorce attorney James J. Sexton about how to save our marriage and avoid becoming a statistic in the post-pandemic “divorce boom.” Hear James talk about the ways couples can remind…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Should You Merge Your Finances With Your Partner?

You’ve finally found the one, and now you have to figure out what to do about your finances. If happy couples on Instagram are any indication, you just mash every part of your life together and live happily ever after. And that mashing includes your money. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Expecting Parents Need Instead of a ‘Baby Prenup’

The idea of a “baby prenup” was first brought into pop consciousness by Porsha of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and apparently, it’s now the latest (oh god) “momtroversy.” It is simply a written agreement between an expecting couple that lays out the childcare expectations for both parties before a baby is born. Read more… […]

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How to Get Your Relationship Back on Track After a Terrible Fight

It’s not easy to bring your relationship back to equilibrium after a major fight. Even if you and your partner have come to an agreement, the arguing can really put a damper on things. It might take some time to restore the romance and affection. Here’s how you can get your relationship back on track.Read […]

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I’m Writer Laura June, and This Is How I Parent 

In her acclaimed new memoir Now My Heart Is Full, Laura June writes about how becoming a parent has helped her make peace with the memory of her own mother, her mother’s alcoholism and their difficult relationship. Here, she talks about life with her daughter Zelda, from her belief that babies sometimes need to be…Read […]

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Learn From These Redditors’ Wedding Day Regrets

Redditors share wedding horror stories and hard-learned lessons in the Ask Reddit thread, “What’s the one thing you regret doing for your wedding day?” I had a perfect wedding, and my only regret is getting really tightly tailored suit pants. So get yourself some slacks with room to grow, and learn these wedding…Read more… Continue […]

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Keep Your Relationship Going Strong With a Daily Maintenance Text

There’s no magic bullet or divine secret to maintaining a romantic relationship—every couple is different. But if there’s one thing that’s almost always guaranteed to help, it’s more communication. And yes, even the silly, superfluous kind will do.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Successful Relationships Don’t Necessarily Last Forever

As a society, we tend to look at breakups and divorce as a failure. But a relationship ending doesn’t mean it wasn’t successful in some way. Sometimes a fling is ideal for both parties, sometimes a long marriage ending is the only chance for a new beginning, and every relationship teaches you something you didn’t […]

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How to Propose Marriage Without Screwing Up

A wedding proposal deserves a little spectacle. Not an obnoxious viral-video stunt, but something to make your partner feel special. Putting some planning into it is an act of love. I talked to January of Engaged by January, a proposal planning service, about what to do—and what not to do—when you propose. And it’s…Read more… […]

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