Dear Abby Jeanne Phillips Published 11:18 p.m. UTC Jul 6, 2018 Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Pierre,” and I have been a couple for 18 months. We moved in together three months ago. The trouble is, Pierre is French, and he doesn’t believe in marriage. He says it’s an “outdated institution and a social construct.” He also claims that no one in France gets married. My parents are very religious, and they do not support us living in sin. They say if we have a child out of wedlock, they will cut me off completely. What should I do? I love my family, but I also love Pierre. And I’ve always dreamed of having a romantic wedding with my father walking me down the aisle. I know Pierre is committed to me, but he dislikes the institution of marriage and won’t budge on this. I’m 34 and my biological clock is ticking. Conflicted in California Dear Conflicted: Pierre has given you fair warning and so have your parents. Marriage exists in France … [Read more...] about Abby: Romantic wedding dims in tug-of-war over marriage
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Produced by Josh Yager and Tom Seligson When Marsha Brantley, 50, of Cleveland, Tenn., suddenly vanished in 2009, her husband Donnie eventually became a suspect in her murder. But was Marsha even dead? The case was unusual from the start because for months after Marsha disappeared, nobody reported her missing – not her friends, her family or even her husband. No one took much notice until her hairdresser, Kelly DeLude, worried about a missed appointment and started asking questions. "I felt compelled to find out what happened to her," DeLude tells "48 Hours correspondent Peter Van Sant. "I wasn't trying to be a detective. I was trying to be a concerned friend." DeLude eventually called police, and investigators later picked up the case. The investigation was full of seeming contradictions from the start. Donnie Brantley claimed he hadn't reported Marsha missing because she had left him. Then, police say he lied repeatedly about where she had gone and what she'd … [Read more...] about Was a missing Tennessee woman murdered or did she willingly disappear?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Arts and Entertainment by Travis M. Andrews by Travis M. Andrews Email the author April 6 at 12:30 PM Email the author To kick off his interview with rap mogul Jay-Z, David Letterman held up his hand and asked the audience, “We have here married people with families?” He added, “Families, I think it’s safe to say, are pretty much trouble-free.” That intro — on the fourth episode of Letterman’s free-ranging interview show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman,” which dropped on Netflix Friday — foreshadowed the 50-minute … [Read more...] about Jay-Z opens up to David Letterman about cheating on Beyoncé and his mother’s sexuality
The world is changing and we have to keep up. The dangers our children face today are no longer the issues of yesterday. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram drive the interactions and communication of our youth and us. What if there were grade school and high school classes teaching a wide range of topics such as the effect of bitter divorces on children, the dangers of sex trafficking and the importance of developing a child’s self-esteem? We think such classes are not only necessary but critical. Let us explain and illustrate.Challenges children face include suffering repercussions from bitter divorces and self-esteem issues that can lead to depression, drug use and suicide.Family law lawyers and other professionals, such as the staff at the Children’s Aid Society, see how these ailments affect our communities. Consequently, it may be time to have a conversation about whether we as professionals could utilize our experience and … [Read more...] about Paradigm shift needed