Saturday, April 18, 2015

Weddings

December 13, 2014, in Philadelphia
Hello there Rachel hadn't planned on going out that mid-January night in 2012, but girlfriends Meredith and Casey persuaded her with the news that Rob, whom they'd all known since their summers at Camp Nock-A-Mixon, was coming.
 
Love: Katie Rigby & Hayden Rogers
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I have two weddings coming up soon, back-to-back. Both are far away. I've more or less committed to going to one. The other one I could afford to go to, but I'm not sure I want to, given the cost of the two combined. Is it bad form to go to one but not the other? I value both friends equally, and both are invited to each other's weddings. I feel like hurt feelings, or an empty wallet, are inevitable.
 
A breakdown in relations
December 13, 2014, in Medford, N.J.
Andre was pleasantly surprised that there were women he didn't know at his friend's fall 2009 birthday party. Since he was single, he figured he'd mingle.
 
Love: Everyone knew they had a connection
Hello there Tarik grew up in Bustleton, but for several years, the family nurse-practitioner lived in Washington and worked for the district's Department of Disability Services.
Question: When a woman marries a man, it is usually love. If she decides to take his last name as her unhyphenated surname, has no children from the marriage and then decides to divorce her once-enamored because she no longer loves him, or for other reasons - why does she keep his name?
 
Torn between two wedding obligations