Building a marriage is like building a house
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.
In good times, happy couples laugh off trivial issues and petty annoyances with their partner.
When things are going well, she’d feel silly to get too angry about his socks left on the bathroom counter, his beard stubble in the sink, or accidentally touching her tush to the cold porcelain in the middle of the night because he left the toilet seat up again.
During trying times, her comment about which way to drive and get there faster is perceived as a personal attack, her wet towel on the carpet might cause him to yell with frustration, and her every failing might be magnified a hundredfold and become a relationship-defining ultimatum.
In the rough times, healthy communication between partners breaks down, and once-ready-to-forgive attitudes become so much more difficult to maintain.
That’s why we say that every happily married person can answer this ONE question.
Did you ever play the boardgame Battleship when you were younger?
If you’ve never played, the rules are simple: it’s a guessing game where you sink your opponent’s hidden ships when your “torpedo shot” guesses about the location for each ship on a grid are correct. Whoever sinks the other player’s full navy first wins.
If you and your “ship’s mate” significant other have been recently awash in screen time and looking to try a different tack in the romance department, here's why we think playing Battleship is a fun game for couples to play together during quality time-- no matter your age!
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!
"I'll be right back," she said with a suggestive kiss of my ear.
30 minutes later I found her asleep in my daughter's bed with her iPad on her chest and our little girl Maya curled up with her head under my wife's arm. In marriage with kids, things like this will happen.There's unscheduled sex and there's no schedule for sex.But in my experience over the years...one of the easiest ways to create the perfect environment for sex to happen naturally is to block off the time together and challenge your significant other to a sweet and spicy couple’s game night: like an old-fashioned game night with a naughty nipple twist.
Today’s blog post will be a Godsend if you’ve been thinking over how to talk with your significant other about an important but tough-to-tackle topic you keep avoiding.
That’s because a movie that shows and tells a certain topic in a powerful way can be a PERFECT conversational opener for her to talk to him-- or vice versa-- about that topic in a non-threatening and totally natural way.
Sure you can just tell her she’s beautiful with a kiss as you walk out the door. But trust Mr. Cubic Zirconia, communicating something sweet (or spicy hot) this way I’m about to share with you is going to be so much more impactful.
This simple, free and highly impactful romance tip can be completed in less than 30 minutes. If you like to make her feel special, tthen this simple, free, and highly impactful romance tip we call “Private Message In a Book Just For Her” is something you should do at least once during the course of your relationship (especially if you’re a guy whose gal always has her nose in a book).
Does she sometimes read books after you do? Would she read a book if you gave it to her as a gift and said you were sure she’d like it? Or can you get your hands on a book she has in her possession and plans to read but has yet to actually start reading?
You’re gonna love doing this method to communicate a private message just for her, but not as much as she will enjoy discovering what you said-- and feeling so special at your thoughtfulness.
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?
The authorities call it 'Tent City'. No one really wants to live there, but this humble homeless tenement is the setting for another great chapter in the greatest love story ever told. Thanks to our customers rich and poor-- and every socioeconomic status in between-- for letting Cubic Zirconia be just a small part of your love story together.
It's not really because he doesn't want to buy you jewelry. He does. He really does. It's just that there's quite a number of things that also go with that decision. Understanding these questions will lead to you helping him buy you that ring you've been secretly eyeing forever.
Do you believe that “Life is too short not to share with someone special”?
Does “Live like you believe the best is yet to come” sound like a great life philosophy?
Would you agree with the truth that “Marriage isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”
----------->>>>> If those gems ring true...you’ll probably like today’s blog post.
Just a short list of FIFTY one-line marriage and life lessons you might hear from a couple married for 50 years*...
No wedding could be complete without the RIGHT music, played at the RIGHT time and meant to convey the RIGHT message. That's because music has the power to move not just the feet and hips, but the very heart and soul of the listener! How about this for the ultimate wedding song playlist, one from CubicZirconia.com that you can copy and make your own? This 105-song list includes popular songs encompassing different musical genres, from jazz, to rock ballads, alt-rock, rap, Top-40, country music, R&B and even dance! You can click on each of the titles to listen to each song in YouTube. Happy wedding planning!
Life isn't a movie but sometimes you just want to script the perfect moment. That’s why we provide these proposal ideas for men through our newsletters and blogs.
We like to help you get the juices flowing on your own idea of how to create the romantic memory of a lifetime for that one special lady for you. If she’s never been to a Japanese Hibachi steakhouse where they grill your food right on the table in front of you and a group of other people all sitting together around the outer edge of the cooking surface…or you’ve been together and it’s one of her favorite places, consider the sizzling engagement proposal at a Japanese Hibachi Grill.
Dim the lights. Time it right. Cue the applause. And let me tell you a little story about where a smart guy about to get really lucky chose to propose.
Here’s 3 different ways how to do it and why we like it.