Protect Your Marriage With Consequences Therapy
I have been involved in marital issues, both as a participant, as well as a counsellor for more than two decades. I have witnessed successful marriages, struggling marriages as well as failed and about to fail marriages. One common feature of those marriages is the contributions of the actve participating persons, as husbands and wives. What ever happens to a marriage, the roles of thehusband and wife have a lot to do with it. As a matter of fact, without the contributions of the couple, there will be no marriage. So, one can conveniently conclude that marriage is “as you lay your bed, so will...
Movies buffs will get a laugh out of this new Lindy West book that asks bizarre questions about blockbuster films
In Lindy West’s new book, “Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema” (Hachette, $27), many important cinematic questions are asked. Such as, why is Laura Linney wearing a woolly hat to a church wedding in “Love, Actually”? Does the Hogwarts Express in the “Harry Potter” movies run year-round, or is it just twice a year to take the Hogwarts kids to and from school, and if so how does the witch who runs the snack trolley pay her bills? What exactly does being king of whatever the lion is the king of (in, duh, “The Lion King”) entail, and why should zebras and antelop...
The Seattle Times
NY's Cuomo opens movie theaters as coronavirus hot spots cool off but cancels a Brooklyn wedding with 10,000 guests
NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the green light for movie theaters to open outside of New York City on Saturday as he all but declared victory over the coronavirus hot spots that had threatened to spread into a wider flare up.Cinemas will be permitted to open on Oct. 23 in counties outside the five boroughs that have an overall COVID-19 positivity rate of less than 2% and that have no significant hot spots, Cuomo said at a midtown press conference.The movie theaters will be limited to 25% capacity or a maximum of 50 viewers per screen.Cuomo also said the state had served a health order on an...
New York Daily News
Will Bunch: 12-hour voting lines give me hope, even as America looks like a banana republic
Like most Americans, Stacy Bogan — a headshot and wedding photographer who lives in the sprawling Texas exurb of Mansfield, south of Dallas-Fort Worth — has had a rough 2020. While working to keep her studio afloat, her husband lost her job at the business services giant Cintas, which she blames on the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mostly, the couple shelters at home — but not when Texas opened polling stations for early voting on Tuesday.Bogan was hardly alone in venturing out to vote at the very first opportunity. Standing in a line that wrapped all the way around a local courthouse ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
After 71 years, their marriage — and that wedding gift of a toaster — endure
SEATTLE — It was after 3 p.m. and the breakfast dishes had long been put away, but Gloria Witt was happy to make toast. She almost had to.She and her husband, Frank, had spent the last hour talking about their toaster, a 1949 Sunbeam T-20 model; a two-slicer so shiny you can see yourself in it.That’s all it was, really — a reliable appliance — until their daughter, Margaret, took a photo of the couple on their 71st wedding anniversary last month, and had them hold the toaster between them. It had been a wedding gift.But unlike so many that had been spent, lost or broken, this one had been with...
The Seattle Times
Separated by the pandemic, this cross-border couple got married at park
SEATTLE — The words on a handmade sign spoke eloquently: “Love is not tourism.”Last Sunday, a wedding — one of many — took place at busy Peace Arch Historical State Park in Blaine, Wash., uniting a couple who had been separated by a closed border for more than six months. Allyssa Howard drove north from the Everett area, where she has lived for the past four years; Sara Morosan came from her home in Chilliwack, British Columbia, an 80-minute drive east of Vancouver. Both wore lace dresses — one black, one white — with black lace-up boots; both of their faces glowed.Howard and Morosan are just ...
The Seattle Times
Cooling Stress Tips: Why humor can improve your mental health
Are you feeling sad and confused these days? Maybe your job or marriage isn’t going well. Or, maybe relatives or friends are living with you during the pandemic.If so, try to incorporate humor into your life every day. It can soften the blows of unavoidable stress and save your sanity.Humor affects brain chemistry much like a drug. It boosts certain chemicals that improve your moods. This, in turn, elevates your ability to focus and function.We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine. But, how do you laugh when your life is full of stress? Where do you find humor when the news is so se...
Tribune News Service
Census Bureau releases most detailed data ever on same-sex couples
Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans on same-sex marriage, the Census Bureau has released the most detailed data ever on same-sex couples, married and unmarried, in a move welcomed by LGBTQ activists.“Like with so many other marginalized communities, being able to have this data means so much,” said Beatriz Valenzuela, communications manager for Equity California, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization. Accurate data helps government organizations and nonprofit groups better serve the unique needs of each community, she said.The new data is part of the Census Burea...
The Mercury News
Singer Ray J Files For Divorce From Princess Love After 4 Years Of Marriage
Singer William Ray Norwood Jr., better known by his stage name Ray J, is seeking a divorce from his marriage with his fashion designer wife of four years, Princess Love. This move comes only a few months after Love had dismissed her own divorce filings, giving the impression that the couple was on the path to reconciling.Norwood filed for divorce at Los Angeles County Court, with a request that he receive joint custody of their two children, Melody Love and Epik Ray.When asked by E News as to what motivated the separation, Ray J said, “You know, I love her and I love my babies and it’s just pe...
Politics is stranger than fiction
“Rodham” by Curtis Sittenfeld; Random House (432 pages; $28)———In her new novel “Rodham,” Minneapolis-based fiction writer Curtis Sittenfeld offers up a tantalizing premise: What would the past couple of decades of American politics have looked like if a young Hillary Rodham had turned down Bill Clinton’s marriage proposal in the early 1970s?It’s the kind of irresistible “what if?” scenario that’s been known to fuel many a freewheeling, late-night conversation among political junkies.What if Minnesota’s Hubert Humphrey had eked out a win over Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential race? That w...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)