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Left out of the decision-making by her husband and in-laws


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I read your article about the cheating husband who posted pictures on Facebook. I suddenly thought about my own husband; he is 38 and I am 37 years old. We’ve been married eight years and have one child. He was my first boyfriend ever, and I his first girlfriend, for five years.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Extrabiblical supposition? Jesus speaks of ‘my wife’

This Sept. 5, 2012 file photo released by Harvard University shows a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. An article published in the Harvard Theological Review on Thursday, April 10, 2014, said new scientific tests suggest the fragment is more likely an ancient document than a forgery. King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the papyrus probably dates to eighth-century Egypt based on carbon dating tests and tests on the ink’s chemical composition. AP FILE PHOTO

A controversial development points to what could be a missing text of the Holy Gospel, indicating that Jesus may have actually been married—and to someone believed to be named Mary.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cruel boyfriend puts schoolteacher in a bind


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I’m a relatively newly hired public-school teacher. In August 2012, I had a baby, and being a single mother, I couldn’t avail myself of maternity benefits. My boyfriend and I live together but couldn’t get married then.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Conscious uncoupling’ and the courage to let go


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“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” began actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s announcement on the “conscious uncoupling” that she and husband Chris Martin had both decided on. “We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been. We are parents, first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time…”

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why these married couples opt not to have children

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I often cringe at weddings when the officiating priest tells the bride and groom what to expect when the “pitter-patter of little feet,” or children, come.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again

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BORGY Manotoc and Georgina Wilson are happily together again the second time around

It’s time for my monthly Sweet and Sour, palangga, so let me start with this truly sour note. There is this impostor who has opened Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts under my name. I have never had an account in these social media sites, and I still don’t have. This impostor will be discovered, and will be exposed. Please delete this person from your account and spread the word to friends to do the same. Thanks, palangga.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Mashed potatoes


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“MASSAGE Chair for Executives,” art by GCF 2007

Certain marriages, one might say, are like mashed potatoes. As personalities, the couple blend together so well. Like, well, horse and carriage, sago at gulaman, table and chair, love and kisses.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

When Harry met (and married) Mithi

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To update her Facebook status, the Filipino bride of a former US envoy to the Philippines changed her name: Mithi Aquino-Thomas. The postings depicted wedded bliss.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Handling the pressure to ‘go forth and multiply’


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In the Philippines, family is an extremely important factor in people’s lives. Many people grow up in multigenerational homes where children and their cousins are raised by parents and grandparents; and aunts and uncles are considered second parents. It is no surprise then that almost as soon as a couple gets married, everyone expects them to “contribute” to the family’s growing number.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Year of the Horse shaping up to be one of love, relationships


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BEAUTIFUL wedding ceremony of Sean Anthony and Teresa Herrera in Boracay Island

After attending the beautiful wedding of Sean Anthony and Teresa Herrera in Boracay last week, I can truly say that love is in the air.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

We only have one life to live


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I’m a 50-plus single mother of six, and have been separated now for almost four years. I’m partly to blame for the breakup of my 20-plus-year marriage, but it is nothing compared to the possessiveness and jealousies of my husband. My contribution to the never-ending trust issues was being silent.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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