Browsing All Posts filed under »marriage«

Guerrilla Aging: Rational Women Repeating Irrational Patterns

September 26, 2014

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From time immemorial, women have been the bearers and guardians of children. It’s easy to see that because of women’s roles, they had to develop traits of steadfastness, loyalty, and the desire to nurture and to protect. By having a male as part of the family unit, food and protection were often assured, and mothers could spend […]

If You Smell Like A Member of the Guns and Dope Party, I Love You

September 25, 2014

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A new study in the American Journal of Political Science reveals that people find the smell of others with similar political opinions to be attractive, suggesting that one of the reasons why so many spouses share similar political views is because they were initially and subconsciously attracted to each other’s body odor.  During the study, […]

The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A Man’s Guide to Women

August 4, 2014

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  An alert reader sent a video to Life in the Boomer Lane titled “The Universal Hot/Crazy Matrix: A Man’s Guide to Women.” The chart was developed by Dana McLendon, a forty-something who looks like he spent a lot of time hugging the wall in social situations, trying to figure women out, before he decided […]

The Case Against Marriage

April 7, 2014

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  Mickey Rooney, deceased as of this week, was known as much for being a serial husband (eight marriages) as he was for his long, legendary career as an actor. Rooney’s death got Life in the Boomer Lane to put down her can of salted cashew nuts and start thinking. How was it possibly that […]

How to Not Get Divorced

August 15, 2013

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Because Life in the Boomer Lane forgot to bring to the gym her copy of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, the book she currently reading, she was forced to pick up a copy of the September issue of Glamour from the Gold’s magazine rack. Just when she was starting to carefully read “Readers Share Sex Things They […]

The Link Between Physical Attractiveness and Relationship Success Part 2

July 19, 2013

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On April 15, 2012, Life in the Boomer Lane posted a piece titled “The Link Between Physical Attractiveness and Relationship Success.” This post, like all of her others, was appreciated by an elite group of people who weren’t otherwise concerned with any number of actual issues we all face that are sucking the life out […]

The Best Wedding I Never Attended

May 28, 2013

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Life in the Boomer Lane has two longtime friends, Jessica and Louise, who met and fell in love 17 years ago. Back in those Dark Ages, they weren’t allowed to legally marry, and so they had a big, bold, wedding in a friend’s backyard. It was a glorious day. But it wasn’t legal. In this […]

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