The Diamond Ring… A Symbol of Love??


Many people associate diamond rings, and rings in general, with the beautiful union that two people share.  Be it marriage or another strong bond between individuals, rings project a message of deep emotional involvement.  In short, rings convey love. However… A look back into history provides us with some different information on the origin of … Continue reading The Diamond Ring… A Symbol of Love??

Brilliant! What Gives Diamonds their Smashing Sparkle


Diamonds are pretty sparkly, aren’t they?  Ever thought about how that happens? When a diamond is first found in the dirt, it doesn’t appear that breathtaking.  Yes, it’s hard – the ancient peoples of the world discovered this many moons ago, as they routinely would bludgeon each other with diamond weaponry.  Luckily (for pretty thing … Continue reading Brilliant! What Gives Diamonds their Smashing Sparkle

5 Songs About Divorce


Music is what feelings sound like, and for some, those feelings revolve around divorce. Below are a few songs–some surprising, and some not so surprising–that epitomize the famous Hans Christian Andersen quote, “When words fail, music speaks.” “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” by Tammy Wynett Perhaps the most obvious songs about divorce is “D-I-V-O-R-C-E,” the 1968 single by Tammy … Continue reading 5 Songs About Divorce

Divorce Means More than Just the Loss of a Spouse


According to a study done by Utah State University, the average divorcing individual can’t maintain their standard of living after a divorce. That study showed the average divorcee needs a more than 30% increase in income to maintain the same standard of living they had prior to their divorce. It seems that women are hit … Continue reading Divorce Means More than Just the Loss of a Spouse

Why Do Cheaters Cheat?


Cheating has put an end to many otherwise stable relationships. Most people understand and agree that cheating is wrong. “Just get out of the relationship if you’re unhappy,” some say, and it seems like a simple solution, yet one informal Washington Post study revealed a staggering 78 percent of men and 68 percent of women … Continue reading Why Do Cheaters Cheat?