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Cheat sheet: infidelity and the online marketplace for affairs

Cheat sheet: infidelity and the online marketplace for affairs

More Australians are cheating on their marriages, with one website making an affair just a click away. So is infidelity old hat? Freelance journalist Anastasia Prikhodko talks to women who cheat.

Does getting married hurt a woman’s career?

Does getting married hurt a woman’s career?

Are women delaying marriage for financial or career reasons? Or does walking down the aisle make you less successful in the boardroom? They're two big questions facing women.

How divorce stopped being cool

How divorce stopped being cool

Divorce rates amongst college-educated urban Americans are the lowest they've been for 30 years, with the concept of divorce reverting to the pre-1970s "failure" mentality, says Pamela Paul.

The Dagestan wedding of the year

The Dagestan wedding of the year

Amongst all the incriminating WikiLeaks embassy cable news lies a a fascinating tale of a rural Russian wedding, which included a "perpetually tipsy" Olympic wrestler named Vakha and a performance by Benya the Accordion King.

How do you fight forced marriages?

How do you fight forced marriages?

If there is a situation worse than being denied the right to marry the person of your choice because you are the same gender, then being forced into marriage against your will would have to be it, writes Shakira Hussein.

Kidnapping of the bride — courting in Kyrgyzstan

Kidnapping of the bride — courting in Kyrgyzstan

They do things differently in Kyrgyzstan. Like courting, for instance, which is seeing a rise in bride kidnapping. As Iva Skoch writes, what was once seen as a custom, is now being recognised as a destructive crime.

Could your marriage be annulled?

Could your marriage be annulled?

A review of marriage celebrants has found many reciting the marriage vow incorrectly. The legalities mean this could technically render marriages void, explains Crikey intern Jasmin Pfefferkorn.

Mother of the bridezilla

Mother of the bridezilla

What happened to feminism? We spent years fighting against institutions like marriage, only to turn around and find our daughters donning meringue dresses and wanting dad to give them away, writes an anonymous mother of the bride.

Dowd: All the single ladies put your hands up

Dowd: All the single ladies put your hands up

It's total bull that recent US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan gets referred to by the White House as "unmarried" rather than "single". Why make her sound depressing? asks Maureen Dowd.

The cult-like marriage retreat that brought us together

The cult-like marriage retreat that brought us together

Ann Bauer explains how she and her husband escaped from a religious marriage retreat, full of couples who hated each other and wedding night re-creations.