The Trailing Spouse, Gender Roles Abroad

Quite a few women don’t relocate for their own career, but follow a husband or partner on an assignment. As a "trailing spouse", you take care of the family while putting your own plans on the backburner – not always an easy or rewarding job. Find out what it entails and how to keep your cool as an expat wife. Recent surveys regarding relocation trends show that the number of employees without family ties is increasingly preferred for expat assignments. This is also due to the fact that … [Read more...]

The Couples Commitment Code‏, Larry James

Couples Commitment Code   Is a promise to stay together, come what may and if one decides to leave, the other partner goes with them - partners for good. A couple's level of commitment to this "Couples Commitment Code" is an idea of the mind that bears witness to the thought that when it comes to your relationship, there is no possibility that the love energy you feel together could ever feel the same alone. This idea greatly influences the tone of the relationship. Couples … [Read more...]

Women in Relationships: Defuse a Fight

When you get into arguments having good communication already established is the most effective way to end the argument. If you find that you’re having a difficult time talking about the subject with your partner face-to-face, try doing it another way. Some couples have a very hard time with verbal disagreements because they turn into heated fights very quickly. If this is your situation, try sending e-mail to each other. When you write an e-mail you are able to compose things to say exactly … [Read more...]

COTE D’IVOIRE: Marital equality law sparks controversy

ABIDJAN, December 2012 (IRIN) - The adoption by Côte d'Ivoire’s parliament of a law on equality between legally married couples has sparked anger, especially among religious people. For them, this law will create more problems in the home than it will solve. Adopted on 21 November, the law says family affairs should be managed jointly by both spouses in the interests of the household and children. The previous law stated that the husband was the sole head of the family. "To remove this … [Read more...]

Agnes Maluki – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman, one with a life journey filled with experience.   Her mission and passion at this time is The Journey To The Revelation of My Soul, walking on her Spiritual Path.   WOMAN of ACTION™     Agnes Maluki  Studied International Business & Finance at European University Barcelona Lives in Reykjavík, Iceland From Watamu       I am Harmonious.... One of a … [Read more...]

8 Reasons to Keep Your Live-In Nanny Out of a Spousal Dispute

8 Reasons to Keep Your Live-In Nanny Out of a Spousal Dispute When someone lives in your home and cares for your children they’re automatically privy to more sensitive information about your marriage than a center-based childcare provider; in some cases, they may be more well-informed about the state of your union than some of your friends and family members. While it can be almost impossible to keep these details completely private from your live-in nanny, there are several reasons why you … [Read more...]

Sima D. Schloss, WOMEN "Starting Over"

  Starting Over in a New Direction      ... think of this change as an Adventure, be Fearless for there is no-thing to Fear!   Starting Over   Sima D. Schloss.  The reasons that I turned my life upside down at the age of thirty-four--becoming both an observant Jew and joining a Twelve-Step program are neither dramatic nor extraordinary. I did not suffer any traumatic experiences. I grew up in a loving family and now have a wonderful family of my own. As a child, … [Read more...]

Marriage in the New Millenium – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Marriage in the New Millenium     The Millennial Generation in the U.S., the first generation to come of age in the new millennium, values parenthood and marriage “far above career and financial success,” according to a Feb. 24 report on a 2010 Pew Research Center survey. However, the Millennials are not “rushing to the altar” to get married, the Pew Center said. Titled “Millennials: Generation Next,” the report profiles the roughly 50 million members of this … [Read more...]

Interracial Relationships – WOMEN in RECOVERY

      In recent years, people have become more open minded, and as a result, they have broadened their horizons regarding what type of person they would like to date. This means that we have all had the opportunity to meet wonderful people who may or may not be the same race as we are. Interracial relationships can be very rewarding, but can also be very complicated.   ... but honestly, they become complicated only because people make them that way.      Dealing with the … [Read more...]

Wedding Dresses … a walk in history.

A Wedding walk in the Past, guiding the Future ... White has long been accepted as the traditional color of the wedding dress, but wedding gowns were not always white. The marriage of Queen Victoria to her cousin Albert of Saxe- Coburg in 1840 has had more influence on weddings than any other. Queen Victoria put the wheels in motion by marrying in white. Though brides continued to wed in gowns of different colors, white was now set as the color of choice for weddings and has continued … [Read more...]

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