Kenrya Rankin Naasel
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Not sure if your man is being sexist or just a little insecure? See where six common relationship scenarios rate on the machismo scale!
#1) He says:
“That dress is way too short. Who are you, Snooki?”
He’s really saying:
“I don’t want other guys looking at you.”
“He may feel threatened. Controlling what you wear is his way of dealing,” says Carmela Pérez, Ph.D., a New York City–based psychologist.
You should say:
12 Months Before
• Set date
• Determine budget
• Pick colors, theme
• Book church, reception site
10 Month Before
• Ask godparents to participate
• Ask court and escort to participate
• Draft guest list
• Select DJ, photographer and videographer (check church filming policy); sign contracts, set deposit schedules
• Hire caterer
We tackle four sticky scenarios that cause tension—and tell you how to solve them.
1. “My mom picks fights with my husband.”
The Situation: Six years ago, Teresa and her husband married and moved to Charlotte, N.C., more than 600 miles from her family. Now, every time her “bossy, opinionated and judgmental” mom visits, she picks fights with her son-in-law. “How can I help them find some common ground?” the 32-year-old puertorriqueña asks.
Here's everything you need to know to tackle four situations that might keep your new romance from surviving the holiday season:
With gifts, it matters how long you’ve been dating, says Elena Brouwer, director of the International Etiquette Centre in Hollywood, Fla.: “If you spend a lot, you might make him think you’re more serious than you are.”
We've all seen the headlines; times are still tough. Many are on edge about having lost their jobs, and if you still have yours, you're probably fearful of joining the ranks of the unemployed. (Check out Latina.com's new Job Search section to find the perfect gig!) Believe it or not, now is the time to strategize. "We're in a recession, and if you don’t step up, you could be fired.
With layoffs knocking down employees like bowling balls gone rogue, the economic outlook seems pretty bleak. But a sucky economy is actually the perfect time to step out on your own. For one thing, you can’t fire yourself! And adversity can spur your energy and creativity, says Marcia Pledger, business columnist for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and author of My Biggest Mistake and How I Fixed It: Lessons from the Entrepreneurial Front Lines.
Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a holiday that has been celebrated for thousands of years. The goal of the celebration is to honor and pray for deceased friends and family members. Although tied to the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, which fall on the same calendar dates (Nov. 1st & 2nd), the origins of the modern holiday can be traced to indigenous observances, most specifically to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl or "The Lady of the Dead".
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