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Facebook “Friends” and Divorce

1 Feb
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A few weeks ago for class assignment, I was researching the percentage of divorces that were attributed to Facebook.  I was designing a study to measure the correlation between divorce and Facebook use.  I found several articles here and here about the link (or possible link) between Facebook and divorce.

The article in the Telegraph states:

The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats with people they were not supposed to.

Flirty emails and messages found on Facebook pages are increasingly being cited as evidence of unreasonable behaviour.

I was wondering if this is actually true?  Is the average Joe or Jane actually using FB to cheat?  If I were putting together a web-survey here are a few questions I would include:

Do you know anyone that divorce or even broke-up because of Facebook?

Was the inclination to cheat already present, and Facebook added fuel to the fire?

Are women more likely to cheat using FB as opposed to men?

Is there a link between the number of “friends” and the cheating? (ie. the more friends a person has, the more likely that person is to cheat)

What do you think, what’s your opinion on this topic?

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30 Sep

Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course we wouldn’t fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cites. People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are …always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away. – Carrie

This quote from Sex and the City sums up what’s been on my mind lately.  The other day I blogged about the mistakes I’ve made in life, and how I will continue to make mistakes even as a wife.  Then, I saw this quote on the Sex and the City Facebook page yesterday, and it made me smile.  I especially like the first line, “maybe our mistakes are what make our fate.” Considering the amount of mistakes I’ve made, that’s a comforting thought.  For example, in the past I made mistakes with a boyfriend, and perhaps if I hadn’t made those mistake we might still be dating, and I would have never met my husband…the man of my dreams, the love of my life.

What mistakes have you made that have changed you fate?

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What it Means to be a Husband

30 Jun

I’m soooooo excited today as I have my first guest writer on Natasha the Newlywed *does a little jig* It’s none other than my brother Jamal,(check out his blog) who himself is also a  newlywed( as of April 24th).  With great pride I asked him to write about what it means to him to be a husband.  So, baby bro take it away….

Guest writer, Jamal Baker

My sister asked me to be a guest writer for her blog Natasha the Newlywed. I’m more than honored to write about what it means to me to be a husband(I’ve only been married for two months). To be honest with you, when I think of my title as a “husband”, I feel a sense of pride, because as tradition has it, I’m the head of a household. When something goes wrong or needs to be fixed it’s my responsibility to make it right, because as the man of the house all “eyes” will be on me.

Being a husband is also a humbling experience.  Humbling in that I met and married a woman who believes that I’m the only man she wants to spend the rest of her life with.  It’s humbling because regardless of the mistakes that I’ve made in the past, she has loved me through them all.

I put it in the perspective that out of ALL the guys that she’s ever met and will try to hit on her meet; I am the one that she decided that she could have the best relationship and life with.  Most men won’t admit it, but it gives men a sense of pride to be able to say your “married, and off the market”, but I will say it with much pride and happiness.

To me, being a husband means that I’m turned the corner to manhood.  Were no longer boyfriend and girlfriend.  Were no longer in a temporary state of living together.  I no longer have the option to leave if things get hectic.  Were married and that means till death do us part.  It takes a man to live up to a life long commitment such as marriage.  I know many young couples that have been together and aren’t married. I’m proud that were NOT be one of those couples.

Lastly, it’s oftentimes the little things that identify me as a married, ignites a sparkle inside of me. For example filling out forms and checking “married”; seeing my  “married” status on Facebook, being called “Mr. and Mrs. Baker”, or being asked “how’s the wife?”  Those are the little things that about married life that make me happy.   But, the biggest joy is having a wonderful woman in my life that I can to claim as my wife.

So in closing, I say to everybody, if you are with somebody that you truly love, and you feel like they are the one – get married.  For those couples, there’s no logical reason to NOT be married.   Marriage is a wonderful unity between two people who love and care for each other.  I love you Suwanda Baker, and it means the world to me, that you chose me as your husband.

Jamal and Suwanda

Readers, what does it mean a husband or wife…I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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