housework / Marriage / men / women

Does Housework Make Men Happy? Not Likely, but Equality Might…

Yesterday I was captivated by this Salon headline: Men Who Clean House Are Happier… So are husbands with wives who put in similar hours at the office. Could equality be their secret? Catchy, right? But as Tracy Clark-Flory elucidates–it’s unclear whether this British survey reveals that folks who work similar hours and do equivalent housework … Continue reading

Kids / Marriage

Whom to Marry?

Today’s is a special, family friendly, Canadian Thanksgiving blog. My fabulous ma, retired teacher of thirty years, sent me this email forward on marriage yesterday. I especially like the last one. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? (written by kids) You have to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she … Continue reading

friendship / Marriage / Relationships

The Case for the Cohabitation Agreement?

Recently a girlfriend rung me up with a dilemma—she’d been served a cohabitation agreement, wherein after being bestowed a bedside table in her new boyfriend’s house she was asked to sign documents dividing their assets. After we’d hashed out the recent events—which we decided were especially icky because of a particularly ill-timed delivery—I started thinking … Continue reading