Are you wondering if your boyfriend is marriage material? Here’s a hint: If he’s ever said, “Wow, I sure do hate your mom” . . . then no, he’s not.
A new study out of the University of Michigan just found that married couples are happier if the guy has a good relationship with his wife’s parents. It’s much less important for the woman to get along with her husband’s parents.
The researchers think it’s because an adult woman tends to be closer to her parents than a man, so when her husband likes them, that eliminates a potentially huge source of stress and conflict.
Astrology can tell us things about ourselves and our partners. There are some zodiac signs that ultimately don’t get along. And while there may be a great attraction, the relationship probably won’t be a successful one.
Here’s the kind of man you’re going to divorce, according to your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries women are most likely to seek a divorce from Virgo and Libra spouses. Virgos, because they have a tendency to be too cautious and practical. A Libra partner won’t work out because of their intense dislike of conflict, which will annoy the Aries woman.
If her husband lacks initiative, spends too much time considering every option before doing anything, and/or tries to limit her freedom, the marriage is done for the Aries woman.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus women may be drawn to Scorpio men, but since both signs are stubborn and tend to get intensely jealous, any marriage between them probably won’t last. Divorce isn’t something that a Taurus enters into lightly, so any problems will need to be so major that they can’t be worked out (such as infidelity, or a spouse who doesn’t value home and family).
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis actually have a high likelihood of getting divorced. This is because they get easily bored and tend to make impulsive decisions. Geminis will most likely divorce Sagittarius and Aquarius men. The problem is that all three of these signs have such intellectual curiosity that pulls them in different directions.
Freedom and diversity are both very important to Geminis, and having the same issues come up again and again just makes them want to get out of a marriage fast.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer women are most likely to divorce Aquarius men. For a Cancer individual, their home and family is everything to them, and having a home base is essential. But Aquarians thrive on change, novelty, and like to keep on the move. It’s emotions where Cancers and Aquarians really differ. Aquarius tend to be emotionally detached, whereas Cancers have intense moods and emotions.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
The marriages between Leo women and Aries or Sagittarius men are the ones most likely to lead to divorce. Leo women aren’t that into the natural assertiveness of Aries, and it can get to the point where the Leo woman feels overwhelmed by it.
Because Sagittarius spouses constantly have their focus on their next big trip or change, a Leo wife may feel that she’s not getting all the attention she needs from her husband. Also, Leos have a ton of pride, and when it gets in the way of compromise and behavior change, it can damage a marriage.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Since Virgos are perfectionists, they’re going to divorce anyone who doesn’t do what they’re supposed to do. It can be any sign who doesn’t do their share of the household chores, ignores his wife, and refuses to talk about what’s happening in his head. Want a divorce from a Virgo? Just sit on your ass and do nothing.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Although a marriage between a Libra and a Leo should work, it usually ends up crashing and burning. It could be because Libra’s flirtatious nature gets in the way of Leo’s need for being the center of attention.
Libras prefer that people get along and things be harmonious, so they’ll do everything in their power to make a marriage last, even if that means sacrificing their own needs and desires. Ultimately, Libra won’t be able to keep everything bottled up and will explode.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpios are very strong and domineering. They like to be the one who makes all the important decisions in a marriage, which wouldn’t go over too well with an Aquarius spouse. Aquarius have almost an exaggerated need for freedom, which would clash with Scorpio’s inherent possessiveness and cause a marriage to completely break apart.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
The sign that Sagittarius is mostly likely to marry in the first place is a Sagittarius — because who better to understand them? Since the obligations of marriage scare the crap out of Sagittarians, they try really hard not to marry; they know it won’t end well.
If they go against every instinct they have and marry, the minute their spouse tries to tie them down or if the marriage begins to feel like it’s in a rut, Sagittarius is out and the marriage is over.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
There’s a high probability that a marriage between a Capricorn woman and a Gemini man will end in a divorce due to a personality clash. Quiet, considerate Capricorn and talkative and playful Gemini aren’t the best suited for a long-term relationship together.
Over time, Capricorn will become annoyed with a Gemini husband’s tendency to be flaky and undependable — two of the very worst traits a person can possess, according to a Capricorn. On the bright side, the divorce will be so amicable that they may end up being much closer divorced than they ever were married.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius are most likely to divorce a Taurus. At first, an Aquarius woman will be charmed by the sensual nature of a Taurus man, but his stubbornness will cause many conflicts between them. Also, staying home most of the time will lose its charm for Aquarius pretty quickly.
The worst is when these two signs get in an argument, which is likely since Aquarians can be a bit argumentative, and neither one will budge.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces often have a very unrealistic idea of what their marriage will be like, and when things start to get real it can be difficult for a marriage to last. However, Pisces is going to do everything in their power to make a marriage work. But if they’re married to a Libra, no matter how much they try, it won’t work. Pisces need some alone time and Libras want to be with their partners 24/7.
FULL STORY: Well this was completely unexpected. DAVID BOWIE died yesterday at the age of 69. He’d had cancer for a while, but kept it pretty much a secret. They didn’t say what kind.
Here’s what the official statement said. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”
Obviously Bowie was a rock icon for over 40 years, and his career incorporated glam rock, soul, pop, and electronica.
His big breakthrough was the 1972 album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”. That’s the one with “Moonage Daydream”, “Starman”, “Ziggy Stardust”, and “Suffragette City”.
Ziggy Stardust kind of became his alter ego for a while too . . . the pale white makeup, the big orange hair, the weird androgynous outfits.
And he had other personas and styles over the years. Basically he was doing a weird mixture of rock, art, and fashion 40 years before Lady Gaga. And that might have been as influential as his music.
Believe it or not, he only had two #1 songs in America . . . “Fame” in 1975, and “Let’s Dance” in 1983.
Other Bowie classics include “Space Oddity”, “Changes”, “Rebel Rebel”, “Young Americans”, “Golden Years”, “Heroes”, “Modern Love”, “Under Pressure” with QUEEN, and Little Drummer Boy” with BING CROSBY.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and got the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
He also did a bunch of acting: He played an alien in “The Man Who Fell to Earth” . . . a vampire in “The Hunger” . . . the Goblin King in “Labyrinth” . . . and Pontius Pilate in the Martin Scorsese movie “The Last Temptation of Christ”.
More recently, he had a pretty big part in “The Prestige” . . . the movie where Christian Bale and High Jackman were rival magicians . . . and did a cameo as himself in “Zoolander”.
His real name was David Jones, but he changed it so he wouldn’t be confused with DAVY JONES of THE MONKEES. And he had a permanently dilated eye after being punched in the face in a schoolyard fight over a girl.
He married the model IMAN in 1992, and they were still together. They had a daughter, and Bowie had a son from a previous marriage too.
His most recent album was “Blackstar”, and it just came out on Friday . . . which was also his 69th birthday.
A New Company Will Give You a Loan For Your Wedding . . . and You Only Pay It Back If You Get Divorced
Ask any couple if their marriage will last forever, and they’ll tell you “Of course!” But how many would be willing to bet big money on that? There’s a crazy new startup that’s going to find out.
A company in Seattle called SwanLuv will give you a loan for your wedding of up to $10,000. And you don’t have to pay it back unless you get DIVORCED. Then you owe them the money . . . plus interest.
The CEO of SwanLuv says they ran the numbers, and they CAN be profitable with this model. Quote, “It comes back to statistics. We have the right odds so we’ll be okay.” But he thinks the the odds aren’t TOO crazy, so people will still bite.
When you apply, they’ll evaluate how strong a couple you are. Then they base the amount of the loan and your interest rate off that. There will also be clauses . . . like if the marriage ends because of abuse, the abuser has to pay the full amount.
If you’re interested, you can pre-register at SwanLuv.com . . . that’s spelled S-W-A-N-L-U-V. They’ll officially start giving out loans in March.
Is it FALSE ADVERTISING when a woman wears makeup? I say no . . . because that would mean it’s ALSO false advertising when I stuff a can of green beans in my pants to create a sweet bulge.
A guy in Algiers, Algeria recently got married. And the very next day, he saw his new wife without makeup for the first time.
He said she looked so different that he didn’t recognize her . . . and mistook her for, quote, “a thief who came to [rob] his apartment.”
When he realized it WAS her, he was so MAD that he decided to SUE her.
He wants $20,000 in damages. Because he says she tricked him into marrying her by wearing makeup, and the whole thing has led to, quote, “psychological suffering.”
Guy sues wife one day into marriage