We believe much of the unhappiness in many otherwise average marriages can be traced back to the question: “Who do you compare yourselves with?”.
If your comparison ‘benchmark’ is other couples who you feel are happier, more intimate, more intelligent, more beautiful, more popular, more compatible, more powerful, more accomplished, fitter and wealthier than you and your partner?
Well, that kind of marriage comparison is a giant, 34-car pile-up waiting to happen.
Here’s the solution.
Funny, public, private, complicated, or perfectly simple—when you both look back on the moment you proposed, if you smile and feel the warmth of your love, you will know that your proposal was exactly right for the two of you.
Here are ten engagement proposal ideas to create a memorable proposal story for you both-- a “how he asked” answer you'll each enjoy telling for years and decades to come.
Imagine if you had a crystal ball and could fast forward your life to 6 months from now and take a peek at what awaits.
What would your relationship with your significant other look like?
Would you finally be engaged?
Would you have transitioned from engaged to having had a wedding?
Would your marriage be out of the rut it’s kinda gotten in recently?
Would the two of you be healthier, wealthier and happier?
Would you be enjoying more quality time as a couple?
Would you live a life of more sex, less stress, more fun, less arguing?This future version of yourselves is possible.Here’s a “smart” way to make it happen, together.
On an episode of truTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything”, in just 3 minutes and 53 seconds comedian Adam Conover completely destroyed the common beliefs that the diamond engagement ring is a timeless symbol of love and a marriage proposal tradition handed down from generations since antiquity.
After watching this funny and incisive video, if you can correctly answer just 5 simple multiple choice questions-- the answers to which are in the video-- you will get a free CubicZirconia.com gift card worth $50 USD to purchase anything you want.
Frankly, the U.S. higher education system might be the biggest scam running. And the way Big Pharma continues profiting off of drugs for those dying in late stage cancer misery-- and buying up and closing down any companies doing research on early cancer detection measures-- may be the most evil thing we’ve seen in the world of business. In our opinion...not far behind on the scammy and evil list, however, is the diamond engagement ring.Beyond the many, MANY lies the diamond industry has told for decades-- these solitaire swindlers have commercialized the emotion of love and somehow managed to transform a personal and thoughtful gift into a status symbol that has come to be measured-- and judged-- by the size (and the price tag).
Yeah, we know that sounds more than a little ‘tin-foil-hat’ crazy to some people.
But if you’re not already a definite ‘Diamond Doubter’, we're not asking a person to believe anything just yet-- until he or she can see the evidence for themselves. All we ask is that you refrain from disbelieving while we show you our proof that 'the more he spends, the more he loves her' is absolute bullshit.
Building a home together– while it may be super stressful– can also be one of the most fun couple’s activities in a lifetime of life, love and laughter. If you’re currently building a house, this 10-step blueprint might give you some tips. But more importantly…if you’re married, reading today’s post showing how building a house is like building a marriage could help strengthen your relationship. And if you’re married AND building a house together with your significant other... God help you ('cuz that ish can be stressful).
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Beyond great entertainment that brought in $170+ million US dollars at the box office globally, few movies have been more influential in stirring a call for change than this 5-time Academy Award nominated film.
For humanity: the world became more aware of the human rights abuses, dangerous labor practices, terrorist funding, money laundering, and environmental destruction wrought by the mined natural diamond industry.
For our business: new customers had yet another powerful reason to choose our 5A diamond-quality CubicZirconia.com CZ stones instead of buying a mined, natural diamond.
For the marriage-minded, engagement proposal planner with a future fianceé on the fence about choosing natural mined diamonds or an alternative: he/she can simply have a movie night and watch Blood Diamond together (you won’t have to say much, and if you haven’t seen it…he/she will want to talk after watching).
The discussion with your future spouse about a non-diamond engagement ring can be a tough conversation when society has a certain expectation but you want to do something different. We call it being "between a rock and a hard place". This article will provide a few ideas and resources to help couples talk through the options for a non-mined-diamond alternative. Just as you can create your own wedding experience, you can choose an engagement ring that actually reflects your values-- individually and as a couple. And if you do it together, it's a great test-drive of many future values-driven decisions a marriage will be better off for if a couple makes together.
So, you've found our website and you're getting ready to purchase a jewelry piece. Then you realize, "They have so many products! How in the world will I find what I'm looking for?"
Lucky for you, we got the lowdown on how you can zero in on what you want from thousands of choices with just a few clicks - all from a shopper's point of view.
Ants are thrifty and efficient, work hard and save, exercise plenty, look to the future and manage to get everything they can out of everything they’ve got. Grasshoppers prioritize rest, play and partying, and tend to spend more than they earn (eat more than they harvest). It could be because they’re lazier and more wasteful than ants, though in a judgment-free zone we’d just say they prefer to enjoy today without worries about tomorrow.So what happens when an ant (saver) marries a grasshopper (spender)?It should be pretty obvious that a marriage between the an ant and a grasshopper CAN be troublesome and MAY end badly in our opinion...unless the 2 agree to do some or all of these 9 things.
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Marriage can be an excellent source of high-quality, remember-it-forever memories. But it’s not really meant to be one of those ‘try-it-and-then-I'll-buy-it’ deals.
Let’s be honest: considering the divorce rate, there have been a LOT of marriages in the last 50 years that never should have happened (and wouldn’t have in our opinion if he/she REALLY knew each other). Why?
ONE BIG REASON: Most individuals in heading-toward-marriage relationships don’t ask the tough questions nearly enough before taking such a big, life-altering action.
Thinking of a wedding? You should be asking tough questions every week before you make that decision: questions about yourself, your intended spouse, your values and goals (separately and together)-- tough questions LIKE THESE.
Since the founding of our website-- check out our top, most-read 17 blog posts to date! Topics include diamond deprogramming, relationship tips, engagement proposal ideas and stories, product care and cleaning, picking the right engagement ring, gift ideas and what factors make our 5A diamond-quality cubic zirconia stones the best!
A common question we get is how much information and details do we need in order to make a custom ring (or other piece of jewelry) exactly as the customer wants it.
The short answer: we want as much information as the customer can conveniently provide us based on what he/she knows (or thinks they do). The more details we have, the easier it is for the custom jewelry team to nail the custom ring design...and do it SOONER in the back-and-forth process as we communicate with the potential customer. The other side of the question is, “Can we make this work with very little detail and/or no pictures or examples from the customer?”As that Obama-era U.S. Presidential campaign sticker on one of my colleague’s car back bumper says: YES WE CAN!
Here’s one man’s story of why I felt marriage was stupid...and as vehemently opposed to the idea...why for a long decade I was hesitant to get married (even for years after I found the woman who was the yin to my yang)...
Plus the FOUR factors that radically changed me to NOW…when I believe that:
Marriage is a commitment worth making (with the right person).
A good marriage is a truly great thing.
The right spouse can be an invaluable partner in the life you want to build.
While no one is perfect, we are each perfect for someone.Should you or someone you know read this?