All posts filed under: Marriage

Marriage: As Meaningful As You Make It?

by Katina Hubbard I’m basically obsessed with marriage, probably because of my parents’ divorce and my Disney-princess ideas about love. I was proposed to about 5 times before I turned 25. I was engaged once, and felt how heavy a lifetime felt. My ideas about marriage have evolved since then, even to the point where I’m okay if I don’t get married or have kids. My life is about me and my purpose, and if I can’t fit statistically prevalent life events into it, I can still have a fulfilling, prosperous, and meaningful life.

Being Loved by the Most Powerful Man in the World

“He’s romantic, he doesn’t forget dates or birthdays…He always comes through.” She’s talking about her husband, who also happens to be the President of the United States. In a media climate rampant with extra-marital affairs, sexually frustrated politicians, and a steady stream of marriages ending as prematurely as they began, the Obamas are a pillar of stability and love. And though you can never be to sure of what’s happening behind closed doors, Michelle Obama is at the top of my list of Women Well Loved. So what’s her secret? Respect Yourself First. The First Lady told Ellen, “the one thing Barack has done…is support me through everything I’ve done. He’s always had my back.” Which got me thinking. Has he always had her back? Michelle Obama was not ‘jumping for joy’ over her husband’s presidential campaign. In fact, she wouldn’t fully support him until he agreed to quit smoking (he was using cigarettes to cope with the additional stress). Her number one concern pre-, during, and post-presidency is that her children remain unaffected. And according to …

Does Tiffany Know True Love?

You’ve got to give it to their advertising agency. Using real-life stories to sell engagement rings makes the rest of us feel like it’s a simple process once he buys the ring and pops the question… In reality, though, an engagement can be the first time both people actually think about what it means to devote a lifetime to each other. I’ve heard about myriads of broken engagements and 2 year long marriages; in one woman’s blog about her engagement, she and her fiancé slowly realize that they hadn’t really thought about what marriage event meant, and the blog trails off into nothingness. Without religious or cultural context, what is this marriage (we’re all obsessed with having) even about? My parents divorced when I was 8 years old, so an innate knowledge of a happy marriage eluded me. Yet I knew it was the thing I wanted more than anything else.  By 18 I learned to take my queues from the media, developing a skewed sense of love relationships. I thought love meant you devoted …