Q Dear Miss Abigail: My boyfriend just bought me a “love” ring ~ what I would call an engagement ring ~ we are committed to each other, love each other, want to spend forever together, but we’re not for sure if we want to get married. Can’t we still be engaged without the prospect of […]
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Q Dear Miss Abigail: How can I find a woman strange enough to love someone like me? Signed, Seeking Strange A Dear Seeking: I’m a bit worried that you don’t believe that a “normal” woman could love you, and that saddens me. But then again, I know quite a few people that think anyone crazy […]
1897: What Love Is
“Love is the essence of every existing thing: the root of life! the recompense for death,” so says author Ella Wheeler Wilcox in her 1897 book titled Men, Women and Emotions. In this week before Valentine’s Day, it seems appropriate to share some quotes about love. Here’s the first, with more to come as we […]
1897: The Selection of a Wife
As promised, I’ve been reading through Sylvanus Stall’s What a Young Man Ought to Know to find you a representative excerpt from this 1897 book. There’s a lot in there, but I thought I’d focus in on this passage from a chapter titled “The Selection of a Wife.” With wedding season upon us, I’m sure […]