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9 Things Every Engaged Couple Should Talk About

first_img Tweet Share 73 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img LifestyleRelationships 9 Things Every Engaged Couple Should Talk About by: – June 19, 2014 Alignment on some key values and compatibility on certain topics is crucial to an enduring marriage. You are bound to experience tests as a couple, both internal and external. Therefore there are conversations that need to take place when you know you and your fiancé are going to spend the rest of your lives together, as teammates.MoneyHow will money be handled once you are married? Assets, paychecks, inherited sums. What happens if one of you loses a job unexpectedly? Being married means you are a team and need to be on the same financial page, as this is a huge, contentious issue for many couples who divorce. If there was a single thing that separated my first husband and I, it was completely opposing views about how to spend money. Harmony on this subject is crucial for long-term unity.ChildrenDo you want them? When? How? How many? What values, ideals, and education do you want them to have? Will there be a stay home parent? “Yes, we both want children” is not enough.WorkloadThis refers to all of the unpaid work at home. How will this be divided? This issue can be an unpleasant shock if you don’t cohabitate before you wed, or discuss who will clean the toilets, take out the trash, or vacuum. FamilyWhat is your anticipation of the involvement of in-laws, siblings, holidays/vacations with extended family? Will you see them every weekend? Once a month? Two to three times a year? This can be an especially important conversation if one or both of you is an only-child.Elderly ParentsWhat will your physical and financial commitment look like? This is remarkably easy to overlook if you marry in your twenties. But, marriage is supposed to be forever, so at some point this conversation is going to become relevant. People in their 40s are now referred to as the “sandwich generation” – raising children while taking care of ageing parents. What will your roles and responsibilities be for your parents and in-laws?Sexual ExpectationsSex while dating or being engaged can be very different from sex with your husband 10 years down the road. Many couples seek therapy or counseling if one or both partners do not feel satisfied in the bedroom after many years together. It’s important to stay connected physically and having a recurring date night once a week can help keep the intimacy alive.Life PrioritiesWhat matters most to you both? Do you want to really nest and settle down or instead go traveling together? Go back to school? Do you want to volunteer in India? Save for a beach house? Talk about your aspirations and objectives and get comfortable with a relative timeline.DealbreakersWatching sports all weekend with his friends on the couch. Coming home drunk at 1 a.m. on a work night. Working non-stop 16 hours days. Blowing cash in Vegas. Over-the-top flirtation with other people. Unnecessary jealousy. What won’t you put up with over time? Repetitive behavior that upsets either of you does not bode well for a happy future together.SupportIn difficult times we all communicate differently. My husband likes time alone and I love to talk it out. We now allow for both and understand what the other requires. Its important to voice how you need to feel loved and supported and then you ask (and provide) what your spouse needs.These conversations can raise many other talking points and you need to remember that no matter how much ground is made, life is still dynamic and ever changing—you need to be flexible. As the old proverb goes, “we make plans and the gods laugh!”But getting aligned before marriage is the key to making it last. The fact you can discuss and agree on central subjects (in a mature and calm way) is the most important thing. Even if in a few years life looks different or you feel different to how you did when you married. Our relationship has experienced many changes over the years as we moved to New York City from Sydney (and started over), changed jobs, had shifts in income, and decided for now to not have children. The goal as a couple is that no topic is off the table for discussion. This means that, with your teammate beside you, almost anything can be overcome.Marieclaire Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Boys Area Basketball Scores (2-21)

first_imgWRBI Area Boys Basketball Scores  (2-21)Batesville  63     Jennings County  50South Ripley  59     Rising Sun  51Indy Attucks  97     Milan  65Franklin County  40     Connersville  39Switzerland County  50     Jac-Cen-Del  39Lawrenceburg  75     South Dearborn  37Trinity Lutheran  68     Oldenburg Academy  63Edinburgh  74     South Decatur  59Rushville  74     Greenfield-Central  60Rock Creek Academy  89     Shawe Memorial  41Knightstown  49     Waldron  34Eastern Hancock  51     Morristown  42last_img read more

High winds leave hundreds without power over the weekend

first_imgOsgood, In. — Officials say high winds were the cause of a Saturday evening power outage. About 1300 were without power for several hours.Additional reports of minor damage and limbs down ere also reported.last_img

Growise success for Carlingford Lough

first_img Press Association Morning Assembly (7-4 favourite) and Don Cossack cut out much of the running, with the former taking a half-length advantage three from home. Ruby Walsh arrived on the scene two out with Ballycasey seemingly full of running, but McCoy switched the John Kiely-trained Carlingford Lough to the inner and joined issue at the last, where Morning Assembly’s chance was ended by a bad mistake. Tony McCoy hit the Grade One target with a fine ride on Carlingford Lough in the Growise Champion Novice Chase.center_img McCoy’s JP McManus-owned mount got away from it the better and with his rider in full flight, Carlingford Lough, winner of last year’s Galway Plate and successful at the top level at Leopardstown’s Christmas meeting, stayed on strongly for a four-and-a-quarter-length triumph. Kiely said: “He is a very easy horse to train, once we discovered how to do it. He needs a little break after his races and he came good. “The ground was perfect for him today, and we will see how he does next year. Next year will tell us a lot and he will be going for those conditions races. “He deserves a summer break now.” last_img read more

Jamie Vardy back in training with Leicester after surgery

first_img The England striker joined in with the Foxes squad on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham. Vardy missed Sunday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw at White Hart Lane as he was recovering from a minor groin operation earlier this month. He had done some light training away from the squad on Monday but has now rejoined the group and the Foxes expect to have him available to face Spurs. Claudio Ranieri had planned to assess his 15-goal top scorer on Tuesday and believed Vardy, who has not netted in his last four games, would be ready. He said on Monday: “Jamie had a problem for a month, more or less, and he continued to play. Now without the problem he is much better. I’ll see if he starts from the beginning or if he is ready to come with me on the bench. Every time he wants to play, I know him.” The Foxes, second in the table and two points behind leaders Arsenal, are four points ahead of Tottenham but have not won in their last four games in all competitions. Jamie Vardy is set to make his Leicester comeback after returning to full training. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

CHEEEEEEEESE ON BREAD! | Tridents upset undefeated Warriors

first_imgBARBADOS Tridents won their second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title as Guyana Amazon Warriors’ perfect season unravelled at the worst possible moment.The Warriors had won all 11 matches – including three against the Tridents – before the final, but came off second-best in the face of an inspired performance from the Barbados outfit.After Jonathan Carter’s unbeaten 50 off 27 balls led a recovery from 108/6 in the 15th over to an imposing 171/6 from 20 overs, Tridents bowled and fielded for their lives, to defend the target by 27 runs and break the Warriors’ hearts at the last lap, Raymon Reifer leading the way with remarkable figures of 4-24 from his four overs.While Tridents celebrate a well-deserved and comprehensive victory, Warriors are left to reflect on a fifth Hero CPL final defeat in seven years. This will perhaps be the toughest to take of all, given the flawless season that preceded it.TAROUBA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – OCTOBER 12: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana Amazon Warriors is dismissed during the Hero Caribbean Premier League Final between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents at Brian Lara Stadium on October 12, 2019 in Tarouba, Trinidad And Tobago. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)Chandrapaul Hemraj, apparently struggling with a hamstring injury, could have been run-out twice before he was caught at short third-man off Reifer for just a single, and things got worse for the Warriors when Shimron Hetmyer holed out to long-on for just 9, to give Reifer a second wicket.Shoaib Malik then smashed a long-hop from leading 2019 Hero CPL wicket-taker straight to Reifer on the midwicket boundary to leave his side in real trouble at 53/3.When Brandon King yorked himself and was smartly stumped by Shai Hope off Ashley Nurse for 43, the game had swung decisively Tridents’ way.Nicholas Pooran raced out of the blocks with two fours and a six, but Nurse and death-bowling specialist Harry Gurney strangled the life out of the Warriors’ run-chase.Just eight runs came from three overs after the loss of King, and it felt like something simply had to give as the required rate spiralled north of 14 per over.Sure enough, Pooran went after Nurse but only managed to pick out Alex Hales at long-on to leave the Warriors needing a miracle.Sherfane Rutherford hit back-to-back boundaries off Gurney but then failed in the daunting task of trying to clear Jason Holder at long-off.Reifer returned to take his third wicket when Romario Shepherd cue-ended a full, wide delivery through to Hope, and Keemo Paul’s 14-ball 25 was entertaining but futile. He, like Rutherford, fell to the hugely impressive Gurney having failed to get the ball over Holder.Reifer finished things off in the final over, having Chris Green caught behind for his fourth wicket and getting out without any bother as the Tridents’ celebrations began.TAROUBA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – OCTOBER 12: In this handout image provided by CPL T20, Jason Holder, Shai Hope and Harry Gurney of Barbados Tridents celebrate winning the Hero Caribbean Premier League Final between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents at Brian Lara Stadium on October 12, 2019 in Tarouba, Trinidad And Tobago. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/CPL T20 via Getty Images)Hales and Johnson Charles had earlier got the Tridents innings off to a fine start before the England opener skied one high to midwicket where King steadied himself and made a tough catch look easy, as Shepherd struck in his first over.Phil Salt, the England prospect who flew in at the last minute as an injury replacement for JP Duminy, fell soon after, given out caught behind, attempting to pull a Ben Laughlin slower ball.Charles took up the charge and was absolutely flying when he became Imran Tahir’s 16th victim of the tournament. It was a wicket the Warriors desperately needed, Charles, having plundered four fours and a six in his previous eight balls before Tahir’s extra bounce, induced a top edge.Tridents then wobbled for the only time in the match. Shai Hope was smartly caught by Hemraj at midwicket off Paul, before the vastly experienced duo of Jason Holder and Shakib Al Hasan were both run-out in the space of three overs.Paul’s rocket arm from the deep was key to both dismissals as Holder attempted a bold second run and Shakib was sent back, having considered the same.It was the Jonathan Carter show from there on, though, as his second Hero CPL 50 propelled the score to a total beyond the Warriors.From 108/6, Carter led the Tridents’ charge as 63 were added without loss from the final 31 balls of the innings. His four Hero Maximums were all sweetly struck, the first three of them straight back down the ground and the fourth high over midwicket.Ashley Nurse – so integral to the Tridents’ win over Trinbago Knight Riders in Qualifier 2 – joined in late with a six and a four as 45 runs came from the last three overs.last_img read more

Nigeria Qualify for 2019 All Africa Games Volleyball

first_imgHe said the boys knew what was at stake and could not disappoint the over 180 million Nigerians.The Niger brass coach said, “I am glad this team has qualified for the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco. It could have been disastrous if we did not qualify because the board led by Musa Nimrod has invested so much in the team.“Before the boys went to the court, I told them the volleyball family is expecting good news and we cannot afford to disappoint them. This is a new beginning for volleyball in Nigeria”.Also speaking, the captain of the team, Daniel Nathaniel thanked his teammates for playing as one unit.Nathaniel said, “This is a dream come true for me because I will be leading Nigeria to the All Africa Games as a captain. We promise not to lower the standard of our game when we get to the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco”.The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod praised the players for qualifying for the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco.He urged them to continue to make the country proud in whatever capacity they find themselves.Nimrod said, “It is a great pleasure that Nigeria will be in Morocco for the All Africa Games. I am excited that these new set of players are performing beyond expectations and the board promise to support you ahead of the games”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria senior men’s volleyball team has qualified for the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco.Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-15) to secure the sole ticket of Zone 3 which consists of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger Republic.The head coach of the team, Japhet Nuhu attributed the feat to the determination of the players as well as the support from the volleyball Federation led by Engineer Musa Nimrod.last_img read more

After Ware’s gruesome leg injury, Louisville has extra motivation to win NCAA Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Kevin Ware’s gruesome leg injury during Louisville’s win over Duke in the Elite Eight Sunday ended his run in the NCAA Tournament, but gave the Cardinals one more significant reason to fight through the championship game. Already a formidable team with a stifling defense and balanced offense, Louisville now has added drive to win the Tournament for Ware.With just over six minutes left in the first half on Sunday, Ware ran from the lane to close out on Duke guard Tyler Thornton, who was about to shoot a 3-pointer from the right wing. Ware jumped up to block the shot, but was late. When he landed, his right leg buckled underneath him. His leg broke, and the bone broke through the skin. It left a horrendous scene until team trainers quickly covered his leg with a towel.Head coach Rick Pitino said he nearly vomited, and some of the Cardinals were close to fainting.Ware was taken to a hospital for emergency surgery. While he was there, Louisville dominated the Blue Devils, eventually winning the Midwest Regional final in an 85-63 blowout.After having the surgery, Ware is already back up and walking, Pitino said on a teleconference Monday. Pitino said he visited Ware Sunday night and said he was in “great spirits.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s up and about. He’s on crutches walking,” Pitino said. “They want his blood flowing. They only thing they’re concerned about at this point in the next 48 hours, becomes the bone comes out of the skin, they’re concerned of a chance of infection. If not infection takes place, he’ll be very excited.”Pitino said Ware will likely be out of the hospital by Tuesday, and will remarkably be with the Cardinals when they fly to Atlanta – Ware’s hometown – for the Final Four.When Pitino went to the hospital Sunday night, be brought the Midwest Regional championship trophy with him and left it with Ware. He was a major reason for Louisville winning even though he couldn’t be on the court with his team.“He said ‘Just win the basketball game, I’ll be fine, get me home to Atlanta.’ He kept repeating it over and over,” Pitino said. “That was the only words coming out of his mouth to the players: Just win the game.” Comments Published on April 2, 2013 at 12:31 am Contact Chris: | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

USG announces executive cabinet

first_imgDuring last night’s Senate meeting, USG announced the new executive cabinet appointments for the 2015-2016 academic year.President Rini Sampath and Vice President Jordan Fowler began their presentation by describing the selection process for the cabinet positions. In the evaluation procedures, seven executive board members read 200-plus applications. After the first cut, 140 applicants remained, each of whom received an eight to 15-minute interview. Interviews focused on questions gauging the “vision, capability and skill” of each applicant.The new advocacy directors include Brianna Thorpe, Moira Turner, Eric Miller, Maariyah Patel, Austin Dunn and Christine Hasrouni.The new senior advisor is Alana Victor, a former Annenberg Radio News reporter, a blog writer and former editor at the Daily Trojan and former Kappa Alpha Theta chief operating officer.The new executive assistants are Donielle Bunyard and Jacqueline Jabarian.The new secretary is Amy Perez and the new parliamentarian is Holly Bard.The new funding directors include Jennifer Wu, Samantha Cheng, Matt Linton, Stephen Chu and Christian Edwards.The new communication directors include Paul Samaha, Frank Fink, Katherin Wilcox, Matt Burke, Ricardo Galvez, Allegra Miller, Morgan Monahan and David Moreno.New Program Board appointments include Joseph Chen, Daniel Zhu, Kyle Herman, Beverly Pham, Josh Chang, Katya Sutil, Kathryn Kelly, Michael Iluma, Katherine Wang, Devin Trabant, Leo Zhao, Tyler Evans, Amy Lee, Judah Joseph, Caitilin Harriford, Zoe Willis, Maggi Yang, Caitlin Tran, Chelsea Zhang, Elizabeth Bricker, Jade Shi, Rona Sheen, Maya Getter, Amanda Verdadero and Cole Karaba.Controversy around the cabinet selection process arose after some submissions on the anonymous bulletin board application Yik-Yak accused the selections of eliciting “nepotism.”  An Annenberg TV News story and a Huffington Post blog by USC freshman Lani Renaldo both reported on these allegations, citing the anonymous submissions on the app as a primary source.Renaldo claimed in her blog post that the Sampath and Fowler were involved in “vote-buying, corruption and nepotism,” and that the USG student body lacks interest in the election cycle.Such claims, however, were denied at length in a USG official statement, which was released via Facebook on Tuesday evening.“Yik Yak is not a credible source of information,” the statement read. “While the application can provide comedic entertainment, the platform is often used for students to spread cruel rumors about others.”The statement also accused Renaldo of making libelous claims.Following the Senate meeting, Sampath and Fowler discussed the complaints.“Some of my closest friends applied and did not get in,” Fowler said. “They were people on our campaign that we didn’t choose, volunteers that campaigned for hours on Trousdale that did not get selected. And there were also newcomers that made it because they were qualified. For two weeks we held interviews from 6 to 11 p.m. So if that isn’t a commitment to impartiality, I don’t know what is.”Sampath and Fowler said the controversy was potentially fueled by applicants who did not receive an appointment. Even those who did not get appointments, however, could still get involved with USG and move their way up the ladder, they said.Fowler also stressed that controversies like this are to be expected.“It boils down to the fact that every time you make a strong stand for something people will oppose. You can’t make decisions without gaining opponents,” Fowler said.Sampath also highlighted the counterproductivity of such controversies.“I just want everyone to know that we are here to work for our peers,” Sampath said. “The more time we have to [spend dealing] with this controversy, the less time we have to work on USG. All that time we spent writing the statement against the slanderous remarks was time that we could’ve used to organize events and programs for students.”Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Alana Victor holds positions at Annenberg Radio News and Kappa Alpha Theta. Victor no longer holds these positions. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

The State of Play: Sports still offers us a temporary reprieve from the disheartening flood of coronavirus coverage

first_imgOn Monday, former pro-bowl safety Eric Reid released a statement through his lawyers alleging that changes were made to the CBA after the NFLPA’s approval. According to the statement, Reid argues that the changes made to the new CBA reduces payouts to the league’s disabled former players.  For Clippers fans, it must feel great to finally have a place to call their own after two decades of playing second-fiddle at Staples Center. Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer buys The Forum  I know you’re probably very preoccupied with the activities of a certain billionaire that is running the country, but if you’re a resident of Los Angeles or you’d just like a brief reprieve from our Schmuck-in-Chief, I’d recommend you focus your attention on another billionaire: Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and currently the wealthiest owner in the NBA.  Some players, on the other hand, are a lot less satisfied. Many, such as All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, have opposed extending the regular season out of concern that the additional game will lead to a rise in injuries. Still, it remains to be seen if the new arena will have any impact on the Clippers’ miserable history of shortcomings and mediocrity. Until then, Lakers fans such as myself will take comfort in 16 NBA championships and 26 Hall of Famers.  Did I forget to mention that DeForest Buckner, Dante Fowler Jr., Robert Quinn and Nelson Agholor all signed with new teams as well? If all of this player movement is too much for you, avert your eyes from the screen now because I haven’t even gotten to the 2020 quarterback carousel. As expected, the terms of the new CBA are controversial. Owners will benefit from an added regular season game and an expanded playoff format that includes two additional teams. These provisions should entice media companies to sign more lucrative broadcasting contracts with the league, which would significantly benefit the coffers of the league’s owners and executives.  Our news feeds have become a monolith. Only days after the new CBA was approved, what is perhaps the most exciting period of the league’s offseason — free agency — kicked off, and it was no disappointment.  So, regardless of where you stand on the agreement’s merits, it’s clear that the controversy surrounding the deal will not end anytime soon. Stuart Carson is a junior writing about the intersection of sports, politics and American society. He is also a sports editor at the Daily Trojan. His column, “The State of Play,” typically runs every other Wednesday. This pattern of reporting is despairingly repetitious but also absolutely essential. The availability of widespread and reliable information is more necessary now than it has ever been, and the American public must understand the stakes that underpin our grim circumstances.  If that doesn’t brighten your day, I don’t know what will.  Also, Tom Brady now plays for a team whose mascot goes by the name of Captain Fear.  Former Heisman winner Marcus Mariota is now a Las Vegas Raider. The Super Bowl legend that is Nick Foles has signed with the hapless Chicago Bears. Former NFL MVP Cam Newton is unemployed.  Every hour, the number of coronavirus cases and deaths increases. Every day, a new regulation to combat the virus is issued and another news outlet reports on a new scientific model that predicts that X number of Americans will die and X% will soon be infected.  NFL free agency changes the league’s landscape Stay healthy everyone.  Household names such as wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and running back Todd Gurley found new homes with the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons, respectively. Stars such as Calias Campbell and Stefon Diggs also joined new teams, with Campbell traded to the Baltimore Ravens and Diggs traded to the Buffalo Bills.  Ballmer’s Clippers bought The Forum in Inglewood for $400 million last week, effectively removing the last remaining obstacle in the way of constructing a new billion-dollar basketball arena for Ballmer’s team.  On March 15, the NFL Player’s Association voted yes by a margin of 1,019 to 959 to approve a successor to the league’s current collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement could take effect as soon as next season and will remain in place until 2030.  Go ahead and take a look. Whether it’s the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal (I am purposely excluding fanatical fringe elements of the media such as Breitbart), the news has largely become one indistinguishable amalgamation of the same story. NFL players vote yes on league’s new collective bargaining agreement  In the midst of all of this, it becomes easy to feel bogged down in the never-ending flood of discouraging news. So, in the interest of our collective mental health, I would like to offer a respite from the daily news cycle. Here are three virus-free sports stories you might’ve missed since American public life was upended.last_img read more