The New York Times:       When Weddings Ruin Friendships

The New York Times: When Weddings Ruin Friendships

Adriana Molello set her best friend up with her future husband in 2014. By the end of the couple’s destination wedding in 2017, Ms. Molello was in tears. And they weren’t happy ones.

“We had been good friends since we were born. Her parents are my godparents. I helped her husband pick out her engagement ring,” Ms. Molello said. Wedding planning poked holes in their relationship, and by the big day, the now cracked foundation couldn’t hold much more.

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes depression. Wait … that’s not how it’s supposed to go.

Unfortunately, for some, that is how it goes. While many newlyweds are blissed out, others are hit with the post-wedding blues, and it can be debilitating.

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As people continue to congratulate me on becoming a bride, I’ve realized I don’t deserve all the credit. I couldn’t have gotten to this point without you.

Before I say “I do,” I want to say thank you, and a few unprintable sentiments to the ones who came before the one. I need to honor the romantic and sexual experiences I’ve had in my life, and not just because of the effort that went into them. Each past relationship gave me an experience that served as a clue in a scavenger hunt to find my future.

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Zahira Kelly, an artist and writer, wanted to raise awareness about the various types of domestic abuse, including verbal assault, so she started using the hasthag #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou.

“Abuse is often seen as very cut-and-dry and only physical,” Kelly told BBC Trending. She says she created #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou to help people “suss out damaging situations.”

“It is important to note that domestic violence does not always manifest as physical abuse,” says the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website. “Emotional and psychological abuse can often be just as extreme as physical violence. Lack of physical violence does not mean the abuser is any less dangerous to the victim, nor does it mean the victim is any less trapped by the abuse.”

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Yes, there will definitely be some '80s themed-parties and Bachelor viewings when you join a sorority, but it's not all fun and games. As rewarding (and comforting) as it can be to have a big group of built-in gal pals from freshman year onward, with Greek sisterhood comes great responsibility. You don't want to be that girl who dropped out after one day because she didn't know what she was getting into.

Start off on the right foot by being prepared—and checking out these ten things every girl should know before pledge week arrives.

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It was a rollercoaster of a week in the world of chefs. With one chef leaving a show and one chef joining another, we don't know whether to laugh or cry. We know... We'll just eat!

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As the holidays approach, some of your favorite chefs are stepping into the kitchen to prep their big Thanksgiving feasts, and they want you to join them. Don't mind if we do! Their masterpieces have to be better than our burnt turkey and chewy string beans. Meanwhile, other culinary rockstars are setting up shop on massive cruise ships and in world famous restaurants. No big deal.

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In the wake of January’s norovirus outbreaks aboard two cruise ships — Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas outbreak infecting a record-breaking 600 passengers, and the smaller outbreak aboard Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess — questions like “How does that happen?” and “What are the chances it will happen to me?” fill the heads of vacationers. We consulted three experts to answer those questions, and others, about the viruses.

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Easy on the salt, heavy on the veggies—all your doc's diet tips for keeping your blood pressure in check can be a little depressing, right? Well, recent research from the Cochrane Library brings better news: Something as simple as adding a cup of hot cocoa into the mix (yes, you read that right) might have some modest heart health benefits. 

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If you prefer your cocktails as on-trend as your closet, you should probably drizzle some olive oil into your cup. Bars across the country are proving that alcohol and oil do mix quite well by embracing the unexpected ingredient and promptly tossing it back. 

Bars like Fig & Olive in L.A., Krescendo in Brooklyn, and Levant in Portland, OR., are changing the face of cocktails for many reasons. The smooth consistency of olive oil creates a drink with a rich and luxe texture. Plus, swapping in olive oil for those other sugary ingredients will leave you much less likely to wake up with a hangover the morning after. 

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