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Entries by Sheryl Paul from 07/2012

96 Words for Love

| Posted 07.04.2012 | Weddings

Just as our culture propagates one image of physical beauty and one measure of success, so do we absorb one definition of romantic love: namely, a heart-fluttering, ecstatic feeling accompanied by 100 percent certainty that we've found "the one."

Engagement Anxiety and the Question of Sex

| Posted 07.07.2012 | Weddings

Here's a secret the mainstream media doesn't tell you: nearly every couple that has been together more than a couple of years struggles with sex at some point in their relationship.

Letters to a Runaway Bride: Part 1

| Posted 07.12.2012 | Weddings

I know you're scared. I know that everything inside of you is telling you to run, that you're with the wrong guy, that you don't love him enough or in the right way or as much as you loved some other guy.

Letters to a Runaway Bride: Part 2

| Posted 07.17.2012 | Weddings

Stay the course, feel your difficult feelings, challenge the false thoughts, and you, too, will land on the sandy shores with your sweet beloved by your side.

No Escape: Part One

| Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents

We all hear about the "terrible twos," but any parent of a 3-year-old can attest to the chaos and insanity that punctuate at least some portion of our days.

Bye-Bye, Bachelor

| Posted 07.26.2012 | Weddings

When a man says "yes" to one woman he's saying no to every other woman on the planet and, for many men, this is a hard pill to swallow. And yet it has no bearing on how much he loves his bride.