Recently, I read a very provocative column on marriage. The author, writing in the Dallas Morning News, said he realized he wasn’t cut out for marriage. He was married for 17 years, he wrote, and he still loved his wife. They have a college-aged child together. “She’s one of my very few great and true […]
Have you made a New Year’s resolution for dating? You probably have. Invariably, single people think this might be the year that I meet someone. So how should you keep your resolution – even if it’s unspoken – to find someone?
If you’re my age (54), most of the women you’ll date are divorced. That’s a fact of life. But occasionally, I’ll go out with a woman who’s never been married. Frankly, I’m immediately wary.
I’ve been married over Christmas, and I’ve been single over Christmas. I’d say the latter is better. What?! I know we’re all conditioned to want someone over the holidays. I get it. It’s nice to share affection and make memories with someone we love during Christmas – supposedly the pinnacle of family life. But […]
In Nina Atwood’s column, Ask Nina Atwood – the Singlescoach®, she answers reader questions about love, life and relationships. To submit a question, click here. I’ve been dating a woman for six months and am very happy. We seem compatible in many ways. But I’m not ready to marry her and am not […]
Some people have an extreme reaction when I tell them I do online dating. “What!” they say. “Are you crazy? Don’t you meet some psychos? I’d be afraid to meet people online.” I don’t understand this fear, yet I know it’s prevalent. Honestly, how else are you supposed to meet large numbers of eligible singles other […]
Marriages used to last forever. At least that’s how it seems. My parents, for instance, will soon celebrate their 57th anniversary. Congratulations to them – that’s an amazing record of marital longevity. But decades-long marriages like theirs are becoming more rare. The Wall Street Journal, for instance, recently had an article that said the divorce […]
In Nina Atwood’s column, Ask Nina Atwood – the Singlescoach®, she answers reader questions about love, life and relationships. To submit a question, click here. I’ve been dating a woman for about a year. We get along very well and have discussed marriage. However, she has two kids — a 12-year-old boy and 10-year-old […]
The stock market is at it again. After steady gains early this year, the S&P 500 has dropped about 7 percent since April. Many people – including you? – are bailing out. Almost 30 percent of Americans between 18 and 34 plan to sell all their stocks, according to a study by brokerage firm […]
Some research says yes. But a new federal government study says the link between cohabitation and divorce isn’t clear. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gathered data on almost 25,000 men and women during a four-year period ending in 2010. Couples who lived together before marriage with their first spouse “had about the same […]