No marriage? No kids? We’re heading toward a “postfamilial” era, according to recent studies and The Daily Beast’s “Where Have All the Babies Gone?,” wherein woman are more likely to be seen as queens of eternal singledom and less as “wombs with legs” as one 30-year-old female put it. Staggering statistics show the fertility rate is the lowest it has been since first recorded in 1920 – and many are blaming the economy. That makes sense, but can you see yourself in a world sans familia? Depressing, much.
Read on for more info on how not having children could harm our economy, plus more, from The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/02/18/why-the-choice-to-be-childless-is-bad-for-america.html
Don’t pop the bubbly just yet. The first year of marriage, compared to the high of wedding planning, may seem difficult, if not slightly depressing. Cheer up, young bucks and honeymooners, and take solace in the fact that you’re not alone. Recent studies show that newlyweds are less happy in their first year than couples who have been married for 40 or more years.
Let’s just hope marriage doesn’t have a terrible 2′s phase.
Read all the details from the study in this Huffington Post Weddings piece, “Honeymoon Phase Is A Myth, Study Finds.”
Lots of <3,
Find out what Brooke Burke-Charvet has to say about panties and why lingerie is crucial to a marriage. Plus, my roundup of the most celeb-coveted bridal underpinnings. Read on to be tantalized by lacy confections galore: http://www.celebritybrideguide.com/allison-kornberg-lingerie/
Lots of <3,
“I think a lot of it is about communication but it’s also very much about keeping the passion and romance alive. My husband [actor David Charvet] and I make sure we still have a regular date night, we make sure we are a priority in each others lives and as important as all the other people in our family. We’re still in love and we’re great friends. We both believe in romance. It takes an effort to keep that up but it’s something we’re not willing to give up.”- Brooke Burke-Charvet, host of “Dancing With The Stars,” married almost one year, mother of four, co-CEO of ModernMom.com, president of BabooshBaby.com, author of The Naked Mom, and creative director of intiMINT. With that much to juggle, Burke-Charvet deserves a marriage medal!
Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought you could change a guy. Yep, all of us are guilty of it at some point or another. In “8 Insights to Keep Love Alive in Intimate Relationships,” Psych Central delivers a tip worth pondering: maybe you’re the one who needs changing? Read on for more valuable insights, including advice that you should give more love when you want more love (bingo!), here: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/parenting-tips/2012/07/8-insights-to-keep-love-alive-in-intimate-relationships/
It’s time to put some more thought into our relationships!
Lots of <3,
p.s. – I am overjoyed that Jef won the Bachelorette and will promptly begin my withdrawal phase from the show.