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Retired Detective Murdered His Wife to Enjoy Retirement With New Lover: Prosecutors

A retired Massachusetts detective fatally shot his wifethen staged her murder as a suicideso he could be with another woman and keep his pension all for himself, prosecutors alleged in court Thursday. Brian Fanion, a 55-year-old former Westfield Police detective, pleaded not guilty in Hampden Superior Court Thursday morning to a first-degree murder charge in connection with the May 2018 death of his wife, Amy. Authorities at the time ruled the 51-year-olds shooting death a suicide. Prosecutors said in court. The intimate affair began last March, prosecutors said, stating that…

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32 Uncomfortable Truths About Relationships For Everyone Thats Single

These cartoons – originally published in the Washington Post as part of the widely-syndicated Carolyn Hax advice column – point out how complicated people and relationships are, and how sometimes you just have to shake your head and laugh. Nick has a book of his work available in print: “If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You.” The forward is written by his struggling actor cousin, Zach Galifianakis. The perfect gift for anyone with a sense of humor, or for that Ex without one!…

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Husband Writes Down Every Time His Wife Refused Him Sex, Sends Her An Email After She Leaves For A Work Trip

Marriage isn’t easy and everyone one of us heard the saying ‘marriage is work’ at least once. And yes, once the honeymoon stage is over, it’s not so easy to maintain a fulfilling and wholesome relationship, but there must be certain red flags that obviously show that the relationship isn’t working the way it should be. If so, what are those red flags? Is lack of romance and intimacy a red flag? What about a passive-aggressive excel spreadsheet displaying all of the days you refused to sleep with your partner?…

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Ban on heterosexual civil partnerships in UK ruled discriminatory

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan win bid to open up civil unions to opposite-sex couples A heterosexual couple who were denied the right to enter into a civil partnership have won their claim at the UKs highest court that they have suffered discrimination. Justices at the supreme court unanimously found in favour of came into force in 2014, the judges said. This could have been done by abolishing civil partnerships or by instantaneously extending them to different-sex couples Taking time to evaluate whether to abolish or extend could never amount…

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Too smart, too successful: Mongolias superwomen struggle to find husbands

Highly educated women far outnumber men in the capital making it difficult for them to find a partner At the UB comedy club at the back of a bar in central Ulaanbaatar, the audience is overwhelmingly female. Groups of smartly dressed women, just out of the office, sip from bottles of beer while watching a young Mongolian man on stage. Our women are beautiful, he says, nodding at a few men seated at the front. Theyre great to be friends with, but they are crazy. A few men chuckle but…

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‘Harry Potter’ star Matthew Lewis, aka Neville Longbottom, got married

Accio champagne.Image: Fred Duval/FilmMagic Remember your ol’ friend Neville Longbottom? He done grew up, got all handsome, and got married. Actor Matthew Lewis, who played all-time Herbology whizz, handsome Gryffindor prince, and prophecy dodger Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies, went and got hitched over the Memorial Day weekend. SEE ALSO: This Hermione dance is actual magic The 28-year-old British star posted a very sweet message on Twitter on Tuesday, after marrying his life partner-in-crime, lifestyle blogger Angela Jones, in Italy. “Not only did I miss Arctic Monkeys in LA,”…

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Artist Keeps Illustrating Everyday Life With His Wife In Comics And Were Not Jealous At All (New Pics)

“My inspiration is my every day life with my wife,” Yehuda told Bored Panda. “Our comic series “One of those days” is based on real life moments that happened to us and was about creating a fun memories by illustration.” Maya is an artist herself, and collaborates with her husband to make the “One of those days” series. “The working process is me and my wife, Maya, together. Usually after something interesting for illustration happens to us, we tighten the concept and do a few composition sketches,” Yehuda told Bored Panda. “After that I sit down and start working.…

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The 7 Best Parking Lots For Sitting In Your Car After A Big Fight With Your Wife

When things get out of hand at home, sometimes it’s best to take a drive and cool it in one of these lots. 1. Parking Lot With The Walgreens And The Staples Via loopnet.com It’s usually pretty deserted here, so there’s no one to look over at you while you steam in silence and think about that thing your wife said right before you slammed the door shut. Added bonus: There are no security cameras to make you feel like you have to leave. 3. Parking Lot By Togo’s Via…

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‘My love isn’t second-class’: the struggle for marriage equality in Northern Ireland

At a mock wedding in a Belfast cabaret club, a groom cries tears of anger. Same-sex marriage is legal everywhere else in Britain and Ireland, so why not here? The answer lies with Theresa Mays partners, the DUP Were going to fight tooth and nail with them. Im done putting on the kid gloves, Im done pretending this is OK. What are we meant to do, wait another 20 years? Shane Sweeney has just exchanged vows with his fiance of two years, Eoin McCabe. It could be the happiest day…

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To the Friend Who Rolled Her Eyes at Me When I Asked My Husbands Permission

My friend rolled her eyes and laughed under her breath as she replied, Really? You need your husbands permission? Gah. My husband and I never ask for permission. I just do my thing. And, he does his thing. By Ashley Willis A friend once asked me if we could get together for a girls night out, and I naturally replied as I always do to these invitations, Id love to! Let me ask Dave first, and I will let you know My friend rolled her eyes and laughed under her…

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Its Time To Marry Rob

This feature requires JavaScript to function. This is Rob. You are in love with Rob. I do not think I love Rob. Rob is your No. 1 boyfriend extraordinaire. He knows all the romance moves. He once bought you a rose, but a dog ate it. Yes, I remember that day well. That was the happiest day of my life. Youre goddamn right you love Rob. He is the only slab of beefcake that your libido can understand. Rob travels the country selling cups of freezing-cold vinegar out of the…

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Kasey Edwards: I love being married, but am I the exception?

The author asks happy couples the secret of their success and is shocked by what she finds out I was never going to get married. After bearing witness to my parents three decades of misery, I was not stupid enough to do it myself. When my father left my mother for a younger woman, I conducted my own little investigation into married life. I asked all my parents friends to give me an honest account of their marriages and explain why they were still together. I suspect the little girl…

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Is marriage improving your health?

In theory being married is better for than you than being single, but theres a twist, says Ben Ambridge Is your marriage healthy? Many studies have found that married people are healthier than unmarried ones, and the longer you have been married, the healthier you are. But it depends on gender and age. To find out for yourself, answer these questions: 1. When were you born?a) before 1975b) after 1975 2. How long have you been married?a) neverb) less than 10 years c) 10+ years Women married for less than…

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