September 17, 2016 |
Question: I had a college friend until age 35, when he started dating and then married a girl who was not just entirely uninterested in me and my then-girlfriend (now my spouse), but downright rude to us. We overlooked much. Our friendship ended when, after six months of planning, we drove 300 miles, checked into a hotel, and called them to go out to dinner as we had arranged - and she (and he) blew us off. We were incredulous. It takes two to make a friendship, but only one to really screw it up. Twenty-some years later, I reached out to him through social media.
September 14, 2016
DEAR ABBY: Is it possible that people can just fall out of love with each other? We have been married for 21 years and have three kids who are older. Over the last five years, my wife and I have stopped communicating. We don't do anything together and have little desire to be with each other anymore. We are good parents, but as far as being husband and wife, we have pretty much neglected each other emotionally and physically. Neither of us has strayed. We haven't been to a marriage counselor because I just don't love my wife anymore, and I'm not saying this to be mean.
September 8, 2016 |
Former governor and mayor Ed Rendell and his wife, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie "Midge" Rendell, are divorcing, Ed Rendell said Tuesday. The couple has been separated since 2011. They were married in 1971. "It will be an amicable divorce, just how it's been the last five years," the former governor said. The couple's divorce was first reported by Philadelphia Magazine. Rendell, 72, said that he and his soon-to-be-ex-wife remain on good terms, noting they recently traveled together as a family.
August 21, 2016 |
Amber Heard gives it all away You can't accuse this particular ex- of greed: Two days after Johnny Depp 's estranged wife Amber Heard agreed to a $7 mil divorce settlement, she gave it all to charity. The American Civil Liberties Union and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles will receive $3.5 mil each, says the Hollywood Reporter. "Money played no role for me personally and never has," Heard said in a classy statement. "I know these organizations will put the funds to good use. " As I lay gossiping . . . Ben Affleck will direct and star in a remake of Billy Wilder 's 1957 adaptation of Agatha Christie 's Witness for the Prosecution , says Deadline Hollywood.
August 18, 2016 |
Depp, Heard, and $7 million Guess you could say the business has been concluded between Johnny Depp and his onetime soulmate Amber Heard . The couple on Tuesday reached a $7 mil divorce settlement out of court a day before they were due for a hearing. TMZ says Depp will fork over the dough, and his estranged wife will shut down her domestic-abuse case against him. Wednesday's hearing could have added more publicity to her claims that Depp was physically abusive. The pair on Tuesday released their first joint statement.
July 28, 2016 |
Question: I'm throwing a large party this weekend and know, based upon the bar I'm setting out and the guests I've invited, there will be a lot of drinking. I haven't invited my sister and her new husband because he is a recovering alcoholic. Is this the right decision to shield them from a party they may not feel comfortable at, or should I invite them and let them decide? I don't want to make them feel left out, but I also want the rest of my guests to have a great time. Answer: I'm more worried about your friends who can be counted on to get wasted than I am about your brother-in-law.
July 22, 2016
ISSUE | DIVORCE Trim waiting period A Philadelphia lawyer took the position in a commentary that the Pennsylvania legislature should not reduce the waiting period for a no-fault divorce from two years to one ("Don't shorten waiting time for Pa. divorce," July 13). As leaders of the state chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, we support the reduction, which would benefit all involved, including financially dependent spouses. The two-year waiting period is harmful to children and divorcing spouses.
July 14, 2016
By Gerald J. Schorr A bill to shorten the waiting period to establish no-fault grounds for divorce for certain Pennsylvania litigants has passed the state House and been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. If House Bill 380 comes up for a vote in the state Senate, lawmakers should vote no. Under the bill, parties who agree that a marriage is over ("irretrievably broken") may still establish grounds for no-fault divorce once 90 days have passed after service of a complaint in divorce.
July 7, 2016 |
Divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, as well as cohabitating unmarried couples, must "refrain from sexual intimacy" to receive Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has asserted in a new set of pastoral guidelines. Released Friday, the guidelines instruct clergy and other archdiocesan leaders on implementing Amoris Laetitia , a major document on family that Pope Francis issued in April. His six-page instruction, which appears on the archdiocesan website, may be the first of its kind issued by the bishop of any American diocese in response to Amoris Laetitia , Latin for "the joy of love.
July 1, 2016 |
Miss Teen USA grows up Miss Teen USA has eliminated a key part of the pageant: the swimsuit competition. Has the event fallen victim to feminist philosophy? USA Today says the teens will instead compete in an athletic wear competition, whatever that is. The current Miss Teen USA, Katherine Haik , applauds the decision: "I have been an athlete my entire life. . . . I spend a lot of time in athletic wear. " Yes, me, too! When celebs divorce! Seems the third time wasn't the charm for Dennis Quaid . His third wife, Kimberly Buffington , filed for divorce Monday, a week shy of their 12th anniversary.