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Relationship Advice

Relationship advice for engaged couples and newlyweds, because ultimately a wedding is all about your relationship with your partner. If you’re looking for more relationship advice, be sure to check out our sister site Offbeat Home & Life. (It’s like Offbeat Bride for the rest of life — including post-wedding relationship advice!)

Learning to prioritize your own needs: Relationship advice from a divorced & remarried Offbeat Bride

Let’s talk about laundry, that Sisyphean task that we all tend to have differing opinions about. (What makes a proper load? How do you fold? Is ironing required? Does anything really have to be hand washed?)

You and your person don’t agree about laundry, but what do you do?

Stop waiting for him to be ready: a businesswoman’s proposal timeline

As a businesswoman, I run within certain social circles (other businesswomen) and we have discovered that we don’t have the luxury to be a woman-in-waiting any longer. As a woman who dates men, I’m done waiting for him to propose — and I suggest you consider being done too.

YES, we will marry this Harry Potter inspired proposal (with wands, robes, and the Unbreakable Vow!)

How to feel patient about getting engaged

This may not be a popular opinion, but I feel sad when I hear how many of my friends seem to think their relationship is somehow not “valid enough” unless they are engaged or married…

A cemetery engagement photo shoot with pumpkins, colorful smoke, and their Best Cats

Are we engaged? Advice for those who feel in-between

My boyfriend of 6 years told me last year that we should get married this December. Up until now, there’s been no engagement ring or proposal whatsoever… So wait, are we engaged or not?

How to survive a long engagement (without losing your shit!)

I was engaged for about four years before my wife and I tied the knot. Long engagements can be stressful, regardless of the reason why you’re stretching out the timeline. For us, we treated our engagement as a time to set the foundation for our newly formed family, rather than exclusively as a time to actively plan a wedding. When it came time to get married, our small civil ceremony was put together in about a month. So how did I not lose my shit while being engaged for longer than the WIC standard? Here are my tips…

My boyfriend doesn’t want a legal marriage. What can I do to make him reconsider?

My boyfriend has major trust issues from infidelity in his previous marriage. He made it abundantly clear during the early stages of our relationship that he never wanted to remarry. However, he knew that marriage was a must for me. He doesn’t want to legally be tied to someone. And I simply don’t understand how to compromise on this one. What happens when we have kids? What happens when one of us is in the hospital? I’m so lost and confused and don’t know how to meet in the middle.