Category: Relationships

Advice to My 20-Year Old Self About Love

August 26th, 2014 — 12:03pm

Today we have a post from Monica Parikh, reflecting on the lessons in love she would share were her 20-something self. ~ Dear Monica, I winced while watching you "unexpectedly show up" at Jason’s* job at the campus pool hall. While we may debate whether the word "stalking" is applicable, I think we can we agree that boys are rarely swayed by such tactics, especially after proclaiming that they aren’t looking for anything “serious.” I know how badly you ... keep reading...

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Feeling A Little Bit of Jealousy? Yeah, Me Too

August 6th, 2014 — 11:01am
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Today we have a post from Stephanie Florence, 40:20 Vision’s contributing / Millennial editor, reflecting on a different kind of jealousy and how she works through those feelings. ~ Question: What do you get when you combine a popular e-book author/blogger, Parade contributor and YouTube employee who earned an invite to Sheryl Sandberg’s? Answer #1: The fantastic women I was fortunate to sit down to dinner with recently – and also call friends. Social media brought us together by ... keep reading...

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Two Weddings and One Present…What I Know Now

August 5th, 2014 — 12:16pm

  Weddings almost always make me look forward or backward. But this summer I enjoyed two weddings entirely in the present. Looking back now, I see how people today are increasingly creating new rituals and putting their own twist on the old. I think it’s related to the fact that people waiting a little longer to get married. You know yourself better so you can put your individuality into your wedding…creating a bridge between past and future. The most ... keep reading...

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Why I Choose Creativity Above All Else

July 17th, 2014 — 12:00pm
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Today we have a post from Stephanie Florence, 40:20 Vision’s contributing / Millennial editor, reflecting on her role in recent weddings. ~ I’ve reached that age when my mailbox is filled with save the date postcards and wedding invitations. I can’t scroll through my Facebook NewsFeed without seeing bling on a gal’s left hand or photos of girls in matching dresses. I’ve had five weddings during the last year (including both the sister and brother) and seven ... keep reading...

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You Can Choose to Celebrate The Work Of Relationships

June 28th, 2014 — 4:11am
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I’m interested in the HBO documentary airing Monday night. Filmmaker Doug Block started doing wedding videos on the side to make money and now, 112 wedding later, he has revisited the couples to see what marriage looks like on the other side of I do. It’s classic 40:20 vision. I hate to be the one always saying that marriage is hard…but it is. It’s all about how easy it is to deal with the hardships. As the documentarian ... keep reading...

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What I Wish I Knew About Love

June 3rd, 2014 — 10:55am
A diary entry from July 23, 1998 when Evelyn was 22 years old.

Today we have a guest post from Evelyn Lauer on her lessons from looking back at love. ~ I spent most of my 20s obsessing about love. When will I meet him? When will I find true love? Why isn’t he calling me? Why am I alone? Where is he? Who is he? Am I over him? Why can’t I get over him? These were the litany of questions that lived in my mind every day. Life was ... keep reading...

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