Marriage

5 Relationship Traditions That Should Totally Be Optional

5 Relationship Traditions That Should Totally Be Optional

Despite what we may imagine, all the relationship goals in the world can’t save us from a situation that does not fit who we are. What’s most important in relationships is that we’re staying true to ourselves and along the way – making our own traditions. Here are a few relationship standards that you should feel free to opt out of. Waiting For Him To Make The First Move Your eyes meet across a crowded room and a connection is made. Now what? How about instead of waiting for him to make his way over, you meet him halfway and buy him a drink? Ladies shouldn’t be afraid to go after what they want. Long gone are the expectations of the docile woman awaiting a man’s precious graces. Take charge, there will be plenty of time later to let him take the wheel. Changing Your Last Name I recently attended a…Continue Reading

Real Men Plan Weddings

Real Men Plan Weddings

When it comes to love I’ve seen a lot and have heard even more. That is until this past weekend when I attended my friend’s wedding in the ‘Nasty Nati’.   It was a beautiful ceremony made even more beautiful by the fact that the groom planned the entire wedding and reception festivities. Between the joy and sheer elation that my girl had found someone to share her life with I couldn’t help but be impressed by the man responsible for the experience. Now, my future husband can rest assured that simply showing up to my own wedding does not appeal to me. But if you are the kind of woman who enjoys releasing the wheel a bit – just know taking this route could lead to extreme relaxation for the bride. All night, we would ask my dear freshly married friend about the details of her own wedding and…Continue Reading

Women Are Marrying Themselves – Here’s Why This Needs to Stop

  Lately there has been a small swell of women who are taking marriage into their own hands – literally. Instead of walking down the aisle with the love of their life, they are walking down the aisle with themselves. While the intention may seem virtuous, this epidemic is really just a side-effect of society teaching little girls that they can and should do everything for themselves. This is a manifestation of the ‘you don’t need a man’ narrative. This is right up there with proposing to your man and attempting to take the lead in the relationship. Even though you can do that, you won’t get what you really want. You really want the joy and excitement of feeling chosen by the man you love and seeing him humble himself to ask for your hand in marriage. I’m all about my Power House Women being powerful – but this…Continue Reading

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