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Why I’m here for short engagements

Short engagements are the new norm and I’m so here for it. I’ve gotten so many excited “I got the ring!” calls and then invites to the wedding in just a few months or even weeks. This is a big change from the traditional year engagement, or even longer. Historically, people have waited that long because they need the time to plan the wedding Read more

Why I’m so here for short engagements

I’ve been noticing a trend of very short engagements. I’m talking short short. Like a few months to even a few weeks. Generally, engagements last for a year to a year and a half. But, not any more. That timeframe is getting smaller and smaller. And I’m so here for it. Here’s why. Read more

How to deal with overwhelming marriage pressure

Tell me if this sounds familiar – You’ve been with your man for a bit and it suddenly feels like instead of being happy for you, everyone’s pivoted to asking you about your marriage plans. It’s freaking annoying, right? Do they think you’ve never thought about marriage? Never even heard of marriage? Come on, people. Obviously, it’s on your mind, too. Read more

The only times women should have their own money in a marriage

I’m a huge proponent of women managing their own freaking money. Too many women I know let the men in their lives completely manage their finances with no visibility into their own dough. That’s a recipe for disaster. I know money stuff isn’t fun. But, sorry to break it to you – you’re an adult and not having fun is part of the job. So, put on your big girl panties and own your finances, even when they’re joint finances. That being said, some women don’t have all of their money in joint accounts. Read more

5 Things to do if he won’t propose

You found the dude you’re going to marry... you think. He has everything you’ve ever hoped for in a partner and is basically perfect except for one small thing... he won’t get down on one knee and pop the question. You’ve been waiting and waiting, but there have been no steps forward toward engagement. I get it, girl. I’ve been there myself. This can be totally infuriating and make you question your entire relationship. Before you totally spin out, take a deep breath and keep reading. Here are five things to do if your man just won’t propose. Read more

The Resurrection of a Vampire

How many of you have been through a divorce? How many of you have been through a divorce that took years? How many of you were separated for years before your divorce, and then you had to go through everything all over again? I've called this process the resurrection of a vampire. Read more