My ex and I broke up nearly a year ago, after five years together. It was mutual, yet for different reasons: he was depressed with and questioning his life choices, which our relationship was tied to (living a vagabond life, etc.). I realized that I had been questioning our relationship, and my lack of desire for him, for some time; I was finally offered a way out. I’m not sure if I would have gone through with the break-up if it wasn’t something he wanted as well. It was sad but amicable, and we remained in intermittent contact.
Several months later, he came to me and said he [...]
Good news! I ran into a bunch of married Brooklyn dads last night (in Manhattan, of course), who weren't so happy about our thoughts on how the real estate needs of their upcoming divorces are going to destroy whole swaths of gentrified Brooklyn.
But the disgruntled dads did bring up something obvious I hadn't considered. What do you think the likely behavior of a bunch of 40-something dadvorcé's will be? That's right: dadcaves. They're not going to live on their own when they get divorced, thereby hogging all the apartments. They're going to all be roomies! They'll form packs of bro households, with a high-up wet bar that [...]
Ignore for a moment the potential precedent set by a judge's decision that the combatants in a Connecticut divorce case should have to share their passwords to several social networking sites to aide the discovery process. Instead focus on the magic that occurs around the one minute mark of this video, when the reporter appears in three places at once. ASTOUNDING! Okay, now return your focus to the potential precedent. The future really is now, isn't it?
If your folks busted up, Science has some bad news for you: "Children whose parents divorce are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point during their lives than other children, according to a new study. The link between the two held even when the researchers accounted for other known stroke risk factors, such as obesity, smoking and diabetes. It is the first time such a link has been shown, the researchers said."
But wait! Science also sees a silver lining!
New York is changing. New York is always changing. Now it's a place where people come to raise families; you can't smoke in bars; the Meatpacking District is like Miami or Los Angeles or Milan or something; Times Square is like Disneyland except with more car bombs. All true. But sometimes it seems like New York is changing faster and more dramatically than you'd ever expect. Like when the place seems to be losing its most New York characteristics.
Ever since American courts granted corporations the legal status of persons-in the most woeful misapplication of the 14th Amendment's due process clause prior to the imbecilic Rehnquist court ruling in Bush v. Gore-the traditional upper-caste battle royale over a robber baron's legacy has been an especially fraught family matter. Should a litigating person qua person emerge triumphant, a carefully constructed family ownership trust can become the plaything of a crass interloper, in no way to the manor born. Company assets and proprietary business plans can turn into just more fodder in courtroom campaigns of personal destruction-as carelessly repurposed and quickly tossed away as one of Larry King's elective affinities or [...]