Tag Archives: marriage

  1. All the single ladies (and gents)… it’s your turn

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Back in 1984, when I was a 4-year-old enjoying the single life and Strawberry Shortcake, a group in Ohio launched …
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  2. Shacking up

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Katharine Hepburn once mused that couples “should live next door and just visit now and then.” Of course, she maintained …
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  3. Have yourself a spoony little Christmas

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Here’s a confession: About three Decembers ago, I was hoping for a marriage proposal. Never mind that I didn’t have …
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  4. Go on, get the shotgun

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    On Dec. 27, news broke that actress Natalie Portman is both pregnant and engaged. “Wow,” I quipped to a friend, …
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  5. I need you to need me

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    There’s a phenomenon known as “the Oscars curse,” and it doesn’t refer to whatever befell Anne Hathaway and James Franco …
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  6. Thirtysomething

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Tuesday was my birthday. I’m not sure when I started feeling a little let down each year on March 29, …
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  7. Love is never easy, just worthwhile

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    I’ve always known it wouldn’t be easy. Love, that is. I remember being a teenager, probably 18, and hearing two …
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  8. Mom and Dad’s lessons on love

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    There’s some delightful lore in my family that, in the midst of their courtship, my father took my mother to …
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  9. Stop asking when I’m getting hitched

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    October 4, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Nothing like a wedding to bring out the matrimony questions. While attending my cousin’s nuptial weekend extravaganza in Philadelphia recently, …
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  10. My big, fat bipartisan romance

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    October 4, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Originally published Oct. 19, 2012 in the Chattanooga Times Free Press   With the 2012 presidential election mere weeks away, …
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