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kiss and told. Now what?

2 months before the wedding. Fiance kissed another man while drunk. Told me about it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2007 - 76 answers

I love my girlfriend, but I don't want to go south of the border

My girlfriend is having second thoughts about what she wants out of life. This could lead to a change and possible end our relationship. I'm scared. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2007 - 27 answers

Proposing in New York

ProposalFilter: I'm proposing in New York City tomorrow, can a New Yorker or someone with good city knowledge make sure my plan will work alright? [more inside]
posted by jpcody on Dec 13, 2007 - 28 answers

All I Want for Christmas is a few special moments with my sweetheart.

What are your Christmas traditions? How did you develop your own (rather than doing what your parents did?) [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on Dec 10, 2007 - 27 answers

It hurts when you hit a wall

My wife is very 'vanilla' when it comes to intimacy. [more inside]
posted by tdreyer1 on Dec 8, 2007 - 31 answers

Help me reconcile my feelings about potentially getting hitched and gaining a dependent (or two)

I’m an early-30’s guy, seeing an early-30’s girl who I think I could be with long term. She is unquestionably an awesome person, and I appreciate the fact that she brings a different perspective and background to the relationship than my own. As with many things, these differences can be a double-edged sword. Read on, below... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2007 - 50 answers

Blacklist disapproving parents to wedding?

Should disapproving parents be invited to the wedding? [more inside]
posted by dnthomps on Dec 7, 2007 - 40 answers

Romancing The Wife

RomanceFilter: Since getting married and having a kid, the dynamic of the relationship between my wife and I has changed in many ways. One thing she cites is my lack of 'romance' in general... Help me figure out ways I can be romantic in small ways day to day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2007 - 37 answers

Will you marry me (even if I don't spend 2 months of my salary on a ring)?

How common is it for couples to get married without an expensive engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Nov 19, 2007 - 117 answers

Una pregunta muy importante

What is the appropriate way to ask one's future father-in-law for his blessing to propose to his daughter, in Spanish? (asking for blessing in Spanish, not proposing in Spanish). This is urgent. [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha on Nov 15, 2007 - 11 answers

Getting married... but am I missing something?

What kind of things do we need to do before the wedding day? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Nov 11, 2007 - 24 answers

Non-religious marriage classes in Toronto?

We're getting married next year. Yay! We'd like to go for pre-marriage counselling (marriage classes?), but we're unsure where to find such a thing outside of a religious context. [more inside]
posted by sid on Nov 6, 2007 - 13 answers

Catholic weddings in my future? It's less likely than you think!

She wants to get married in a Catholic church, I fundamentally disagree. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Nov 6, 2007 - 99 answers

How do you explain divorce to an eight-year-old?

I'm at University and far removed from home geographically. My parents are planning on getting divorced soon and anyone semi-observant would've seen this coming years and years ago. Both wonderful people, both wholly incompatible. So what can I/they do for my adorably clueless, naive, 8-year old sister who still has no idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Commit or break up?

Shit a ring or get off the relationship pot? Warning: very long. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2007 - 59 answers

Brideless Weddings and Other Modern Problems

GayFilter: What interesting details and rites can be changed about a gay wedding and reception to make it more distinct? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Oct 30, 2007 - 22 answers

something about a horse and carriage....

Statistically speaking, what makes marriages last the longest? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Oct 26, 2007 - 44 answers

What's the difference between being a Navy wife and a Navy girlfriend?

What are the military-specific rights and benefits granted to married couples in the United States? I'm interested in legal and cultural rights/benefits. Bonus personal story inside. [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Oct 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Bun in the oven

We have been married for exactly one year and one month. My husband just lost his job and I am working part time. We just found out that we are pregnant with our first child. With recently losing his job my husband asked me if i would consider giving the baby up for adoption. Have you ever had an experience like this before? Did you give your child up even in a marriage? How did it effect your life now? Its something he asked me today but its a really hard decision. [more inside]
posted by Snoogylips on Oct 11, 2007 - 50 answers

When was this book written?

I recently bought a paperback book from an antique shop. The book's called The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained, and it was written by Henry J. Wehman, published by Wehman Bros. But there's no copyright date! Anywhere! In any form! The cover looks like it's a "newer" edition (1920's or so) of an older writing, since the writing uses language and refers to customs that seem outdated even for the early 20th century. There are details such as proper flirting with your parasol, the inappropriateness of women's rights meetings, marrying outside of your social class, calling your husband "Mister" instead of his first name, etc. The word "hugging" (not the act itself) is even called a vulgarity. So, it's old. But how old? How can I find out when this was actually written? Google turns up nada. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Oct 2, 2007 - 13 answers

How to track joint finances?

How can I and the soon-to-be-Mrs. start tracking our joint finances simultaneously on separate computers? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Sep 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Should I marry a woman when I also like men?

I am a guy who has been dating a wonderful girl for four years. We have been living together for most of that time. We are both out of college and in our mid-20s. Though this is my first relationship I feel like we are perfect for each other. She's had other relationships (long and short-term) and feels the same way. I am thinking of asking her to marry me, except for one thing: I am bisexual and it is difficult to give up men. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2007 - 39 answers

How to bring the intimacy back?

asking for a friend: How can I get my husband to start touching me again? [more inside]
posted by Danila on Sep 28, 2007 - 25 answers

Where should we get married in DFW?

Nice cheap or free places to get married in Dallas/Fort Worth? [more inside]
posted by sublivious on Sep 25, 2007 - 4 answers

When will I be able to confidently ask for mayo?

[Rambly-what-should-I-do-with-my-life-filter] Useless Master's degrees! Impending weddings! Mild-to-moderate homelessness! Help me figure out my next step before I resort to prostitution or, worse, telemarketing. [more inside]
posted by doift on Sep 24, 2007 - 10 answers

How to help good friends enduring marital issues?

How do I best help and support long time friends in the midst of marital issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Is it me or him?

Am I being unreasonable in asking to be treated politely? Is he being too hard on me by basically refusing? Am _I_ the asshole like he says? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2007 - 27 answers

How can my fiancee change her name?

Where can I find U.S. laws regarding name change after marriage? More specifically, my Japanese fiancee wants to keep her Japanese family name...what agency can I contact to question about this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me help my brother.

My brother has his head up his butt and I want to help him remove it. As his sibling and one of his only friends, I wish to provide him the best advice possible. So my questions are these: 1) What is a constructive thing to say to a sibling who wants a divorce for all the wrong reasons, 2) How do you get someone into counseling when they don't believe in it? and 3) How does one go about finding a very specific kind of counselor? He'd be best served and less apt to argue with a strong, smart father-figure. [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Sep 4, 2007 - 17 answers

What was California's policy on blood tests in the past?

When did California stop demanding blood tests before issuing marriage certificates? When they did require a blood test, how long did it take to get one? Thanks!
posted by PeteNicely on Sep 3, 2007 - 5 answers

With This Blank, I Thee Blank

I'm officiating my younger sister's wedding, and want to find out what they want out of their ceremony. [more inside]
posted by scrump on Aug 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Bipolar husband has walked out on a friend of ours. What now?

What are the next steps for a wife who's husband has just walked out? Not-so-delicious twist: husband is mentally ill and probably going to worsen. [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Aug 27, 2007 - 19 answers

What to do about my marriage?

Today is my 16th wedding anniversary. In a week I turn 40, so I’m doing a little reflection on my life. I have two kids, one in the final year of high school, the other with two years to go. I’m halfway through a degree – I’ll be done in 18 months, and I work part time. I haven’t had sex in 4 years (and very intermittently in the previous 5) because my husband has absolutely no interest. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2007 - 33 answers

Impatient husband

My husband is impatient towards our 4 year old. Will he change or is our marriage doomed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2007 - 31 answers

Rental or store-bought?

Should I get married wearing a tuxedo or a suit? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Aug 15, 2007 - 34 answers

Where to shop for a good-valued engagement ring?

Need help shopping for engagement ring [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Aug 7, 2007 - 26 answers

How to uncrush with grace?

How to uncrush with grace? What would you do now? [more inside]
posted by MiffyCLB on Aug 1, 2007 - 26 answers

What degree of indepdence is appropriate for a long-term relationship / marriage?

What degree of indepdence is appropriate for a long-term relationship / marriage? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Jul 29, 2007 - 49 answers

What should I know about marrying a guy with debt, poor credit and tax liabilities?

I'm going to marry a guy who has a lot of debt and possible trouble with the IRS. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2007 - 23 answers

Should I wait to change my name?

Is my passport enough ID for travel? Is having my name changed on my drivers license & credit/debit cards before a trip a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Jul 26, 2007 - 11 answers

How to bring sex back into my marriage

How do I bring sex into my marriage? Nothing seems to be working! My wife and I were married almost two years ago. We had a splendid honeymoon, and terrific sex about twice a day for the first week. We got back home, and into 'the real world' and sex disappeared completely. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2007 - 72 answers

Looking for a French wedding reading

Getting married next week and need a French reading. We're bilingual but our ceremony is all in English. As acknowledgment of the French side of our culture (an as a concession to the French side of the family) we'd like to have a French reading as part of our ceremony. The only problem is that we don't know any appropriate French poetry or other nice words that could be read. The wedding's in a week and I'm starting to freak out a bit, although the worst thing that could happen is we skip the reading (deep breaths....) [more inside]
posted by JPDD on Jul 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Three ceremonies in three countries or just elope and send everyone a MOV file?

InternationalMarriageFilter: So The Dark Princess has consented to marry a Mutant. We think three ceremonies in three countries are needed. Looking for tips / opinions / advise on the whole sheebang lest we say the hell with it all and elope. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jul 20, 2007 - 25 answers

Where to buy estate jewelry in LA?

Can anyone reccomend any estate jewelry dealers in the Los Angeles area? I'm looking for a relatively traditional engagement ring in the "couple thousand bucks" price range, but I'm a recent transplant.
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2007 - 7 answers

Where is (my parents') love?

My parents have a terrible marriage. What can I (the daughter) do? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Jul 10, 2007 - 27 answers

Couple's Counselor in Chicago?

Can you recommend a good counselor for me and my partner in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Jul 5, 2007 - 1 answer

15th anniversay + no money = need to be creative.

Our 15th wedding anniversary is imminent and my plans need some adjusting due to some financial difficulties. In other words, what I planned to do costs money and we have none. Any ideas of how to make our 15th wedding anniversary special for my wife without spending a lot of cash? Even if I went ahead and spent the cash, my wife wouldn't enjoy herself. God bless her, she's a simple woman who's easy to please, but I want to blow her away in the creative/romantic/fun department. Our anniversary is on a Wednesday. I'll get home from work at 3am on Wed. Waking her up is not out of the question. (She loves to party....usually. On the weekends, after the kids are down, we stay up late, drinking wine, eating fattening foods, and watching movies.) I could wait until morning and cook a big breakfast, but our dear children will be awake then, and I think a 15th anniversary demands some special romantic "alone-time". The following weekend is not out of the question, but "the moment" will have passed, requiring something more formal/expensive.
posted by keith0718 on Jul 4, 2007 - 19 answers

Where's the normal?

so okay, due to some spectacular feats of upbringing, my inappropriate-o-meter is all out of whack. So it's a long question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2007 - 56 answers

Single forever?

What do you do with your life if you never get married or have kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2007 - 82 answers

Husband only on deed, wife out of luck?

If a husband buys a house in his name only, would the wife have property rights? This is in Pennsylvania, regarding a newly purchased house to rent out, in a long-standing marriage, with significant but not total mingling of spousal finances. [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Jun 19, 2007 - 8 answers

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