Tonight is the premiere of The Loving Story, the HBO documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving and their quest to get their interracial marriage legalized in Virginia. Here is a synopsis of their story and a preview from HBO.
In this new book recently featured on Today the author discusses how he has had to evolve as a husband to continue to meet his wife's changing needs.
"As people grow, they invariably change. And as they change, the things they need from life and from their relationships change as well. That means the person most spouses need their partner to be when they’re in their twenties is considerably different from the person they need their spouse to be when in their thirties, forties, fifties, and beyond." Dr. Steven Craig
Read more about the book here or check out a video featuring the author.
I am all for Gisele Bundchen defending her husband Tom Brady after his Superbowl loss. After the game someone yelled to Bundchen that Eli Manning of the Superbowl winning New York Giants "owned" her husband. This was a reference to the now two Superbowls that Manning's team has come back from behind to take from Brady's New England Patriots. I don't particularly care for "ownership" references, but to say that one team owns another, or one player owns another is very common in sports. However, when someone says that about your husband, you have the obligation, or at least the right to put them in their place. So here's what Bundchen said:
Bunchen gets high marks on back-having. The problem is how she did it. Maybe it's fair game in the world of modeling to critizize your fellow models after something goes wrong on the runway. It doesn't work that way in sports. No self-respecting team leader would pass the blame like that. However, I can excuse her. It's the heat of the moment. We all wish we could have a do-over of some situation when we didn't have just the right comeback. But if somehow she could get that moment back, I would suggest something like "Last time I checked, my husband had three rings and he's married to a supermodel." Then she could have done a model turn and strutted away.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal post by Elizabeth Bernstein, nagging is "more common than adultery and potentially as toxic." The piece has good information about why nagging occurs and how to break the cycle. Although Bernstein indicates that women nag more than men, she is quick to point out that women are more likely to be in charge of the household and are therefore more aware of what needs to be done to keep things running smoothly. Ms. Bernstein recently appeared on CBS This Morning with comedian Tom Papa (host of NBC's The Marriage Ref) to discuss the article.