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  1. Tell Me About It: Engaged sisters race to the altar


    Q: My only sister (she's 25, I'm 28) has always been extremely competitive, and I lack this impulse. My sister met a guy online in May, moved in with him in September, and started looking at wedding venues for next year. This guy is the first who has the same headfirst goals. They also can't keep their finances …

  2. Tell Me About It: He doesn't take care of his expensive gifts


    Q: I have recently started a job with an amazing paycheck, and since then have enjoyed spoiling my boyfriend at holidays and birthdays, something I was never able to do before. However, he doesn't take care of material items very well. I bought him a $600 GoPro last Christmas and he has lost/found it more times …

  3. Couples find new ways to include their kids in the wedding


    When Angelina Jolie wed Brad Pitt in one of the most publicized nuptials of the 21st century, she wore a jaw-dropping silk and satin gown designed by Donatella Versace. Embroidered on her floor-length veil were colorful drawings by the couple's six children. One even read "Buttock Fatock."

    Wedding planner Amanda Morris incorporated the 4-year-old daughter of a Chicago-area couple into their wedding in a variety of ways. One was this semi-sweetheart table, in which the little girl sat between her mother and father during the reception. Signs reading “I’m hers,” “I’m theirs” and “I’m his” decorated the chair backs.
  4. Tell Me About It: His wife's temper is affecting everyone


    Q: My wife is an amazing woman. She is beautiful and smart and a great mother. She also has a temper and does not take any slight — intended or not — lightly.

  5. Tell Me About It: Bad communication explains no proposal


    Q: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost four years. When we met, he told me he was separated, and I later learned they still lived together due to financial reasons. The first couple of years were ridiculous: He wasn't completely honest with me, I accused him of lying to me about being separated, etc.

  6. Tell Me About It: Defining etiquette for getting dumped


    Q: I'm a late bloomer weathering my first breakup, and am genuinely curious to know your take on breakup etiquette, not for the dumper, but for the dumpee.

  7. Tell Me About It: Mom fears too much emphasis on beauty


    Q: How do I respond to the numerous adults who tell me, in front of my 10-year-old daughter, how pretty she is? I tend to just say thanks and move on (sometimes these are people I know, and sometimes not), but I'm beginning to worry how this is affecting her. She and her friends are starting to become much more …

  8. From This Day:


    SOUTH TAMPA — If courage could be measured by the bucket, Lindsay Hance and John Kenyon would have boatloads.

    Lindsay Hance and John Kenyon were wed Nov. 8, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tampa. A reception at the Tampa Firefighters Museum followed.