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Dear Wendy

Wednesday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

wedding proposal

“Public Marriage Proposals Must Die” [via Daily Beast]

“After Her Fiancé Left Her At The Altar, This Bride Took The World’s Best Photo Shoot” [Buzzfeed]

“I Fell In Love Carrying Another Man’s Child” [via HuffPost]

“When An Orgasm Is Just Not Worth It” [via Jezebel]

“Facebook’s Last Taboo: The Unhappy Marriage” [via NYTimes]

“What Stalled the Gender Revolution? Child Care That Costs More Than College Tuition” [via Cal Alumni Association]

“15 Quotes Every Woman Should Live By In 2015” [via HuffPost]

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to [email protected] and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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6 comments… add one
  • bittergaymark

    bittergaymark December 31, 2014, 1:11 pm

    1) Okay. Seriously. Enough with corny public proposals. They are all so fucking boring. Maybe if some guy wanted to surprise his wife on Kimmel with news that he wanted a divorce, I’d be amused. Hey, at least it’d be something we’d never seen before.

    2) The love in Africa piece is dreary and hilariously smaltzy.

    3) Maybe it’s my age — but seeing people rant and rave about getting divorced isn’t exactly something even vaguely new or pioneering… I see this shit all the time on FB.

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    • Moneypenny

      Moneypenny December 31, 2014, 9:26 pm

      I think I would be happier receiving a proposal while unpacking my groceries on a tuesday evening. Or over Chinese takeout. That would mean more to me than anything crazy-over the top.

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  • Lyra

    Lyra December 31, 2014, 5:17 pm

    I can really relate to the article about marriage and how on Facebook every relationship and marriage appears so great and happy. I know a few friends who are in really bad relationships or marriages, but every couple picture posted they look so happy and so in love. I think that can give people a misguided view of what marriage/relationships should be. Especially now that Navy Guy and I are engaged, we are both realizing just what a HUGE undertaking marriage is…but it’s one we are both committed to and we are both thrilled to take that leap together. We both know it’s not going to be all sunshine and rainbows all the time, but at the same time we know that we are happy to go through it together. It isn’t the most passionate relationship I’ve ever had, but it definitely is the most fulfilling.

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    • Moneypenny

      Moneypenny December 31, 2014, 9:24 pm

      I think it goes beyond just marriage- but LIFE in general. People forget that Facebook is highly curated. YOU choose what photos you show, what you post, etc. You can craft whatever image of yourself or your marriage or your life as you want. People get themselves down because they compare themselves to what others are doing (based on what they see on fb) but you have to take it with a grain of salt. This has been my takeaway from being on social media.

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      • Lyra

        Lyra January 1, 2015, 6:11 pm

        Totally agree.

  • kaluu

    kaluu January 1, 2015, 11:13 pm

    A nice compromise for your proposal -have your friend follow you to take pics the magic moment- my friend’s fiancé did this and the candid photos are absolutely adorable!

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