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Why the Things My Husband Does That Make Me Insane Are Great for Our Kids

Jess Kapp | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Jess Kapp

All the crap our husbands do that make us want to tear our hair out could actually be helping to balance out the crap we do that makes our kids want to tear their hair out. Our husbands are different than us.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: For Father's Day--Give Him the Control

Shelly Peiken | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Man's best friend is not his dog. It's the remote control. When my hubby and I are in bed watching TV he has to hold the remote. If I have it, he flaps the back of his hand on the mattress between us.

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted. Whatever sports analogy you conjure, things are far from even. And the "call" is in the eye of the beaten-down beholder.

To My Husband, On His First Birthday As A Father

Emily French | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Emily French

Too often, we focus on the needs of mama and baby and forget that new dads need love and support too. For many, they are the glue bonding new families together, carrying out silent acts of tenderness between the seams.

Busy Is A Sickness

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

So my prayer today is this. That I stop defining myself by my doing, and start defining myself by my being. That I stop measuring time by the clock on the wall, and start measuring it by the experiences I share with those around me. And that I stop seeing my life as "busy," and instead, see it for what it truly is. Full.

9 Reasons I'm Tempted To Punch My Husband In His Jewels

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings
Jacqui Zadik

I have a wedding anniversary coming up, the one where people say couples begin to "itch." I haven't had that feeling, but if the word itch was replaced by annoyed, then I would quickly agree that yes, the old adage is true.

50 Shades Of Reality (A Different Kind Of 'Mommy Porn')

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

Note: The following story must be read aloud in your most sultry, sexy voice.

My Husband, My Valentine

Amy Arndt | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News
Amy Arndt

Yesterday, as I stood outside our house ready to being my morning walk, I noticed a somewhat familiar car parked on the street. I see this car from time to time, but I don't know the owner.

My Husband's Split Personality: Dr. Jekyll and Corporate Guy

Susan Maccarelli | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Susan Maccarelli

On one occasion, he actually spoke these words: "Our trash process is ad hoc. We need a new one." Number one, don't use terms like 'ad hoc' after 5 p.m.. Number two, do not, under any circumstances, use the word 'We' when suggesting that 'I' do something.

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

10 Ways to Show Your Ex is Living With Someone

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

For someone trying to demonstrate that a former spouse is living with someone else in an effort to have an alimony obligation reduced or terminated, the job of collecting evidence is much easier today.

Bowing to the Happy Marriages: Superhero Territory

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I am lucky to be surrounded by loving couples all of whom deserve more acknowledgment. I consider them all superheroes.

5 Excuses Women Use to Avoid 'Cumming' in and 'Coming' Back to the Bedroom!

Laura Wellington | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Laura Wellington

I suggest all women -- especially moms -- reclaim our bedrooms as preferential spaces in our homes beyond just storing clothes, applying makeup, and sleeping. While doing this, I also recommend we commit to reprioritizing our personal sexual satisfaction to a heightened position.

Why It's OK Not To Be Best Friends With Your Spouse

Janie Emaus | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I'm not one to share sad stories...this however is a love story. Between two friends. My Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer. His best friend Al, never left his side. In the hospital he was there, with ice chips and the occasional perfectly... timed quip. His wit and intelligence is unmatched. And his understanding of my father, like no other.

My Wife Used To Go Down On Me a Lot, and Now, Nothing

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

If you do not want to be in the relationship without either oral sex or more sex or better sex or whatever, be direct. Do not be passive aggressive, stay in the relationship and be bitter and resentful, or, worst, be unfaithful.

How To Purchase A Gift Your Wife Won't Hate

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Here is the super-secret gift-giving formula that works every time. It even comes with an acronym, PATCH, as in, you will no longer have to patch things up after a gift-giving occasion if you follow this simple plan.

The 5 Arguments You Should Avoid AT all Costs in Your Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

And as a woman who has been in the marriage trenches for 15 years, while I don't have a degree in counseling, my degree in the hard knock world of marriage has taught me some lessons about what it takes to STAY MARRIED.

The Secret Thing Husbands Don't Always Ask for But Need From Their Wives

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Emotional support is the idea that your spouse cares what happens to you in your day. Emotional support is knowing that you have someone one on your side, cheering you on through the difficult moments. It's celebrating with you in your triumphs. It's being there with you in the quiet moments, sharing in life together.

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.

What Is Going On With Your Husband? It May Surprise You!

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

If you think about your husband for a minute, you can see he is in a precarious situation. He loves his parents because, well... they are his parents; but he loves you because you are you and you make him feel loved in a way no else has done.

Emails From A Marriage

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

My husband sent me this email: "One day I envision getting a bigger flat-screen TV for our living room."

When Your Soul-Mate Throws a Wrench in Your Plans

Linda S. Haase | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Linda S. Haase

Every now and then, I wake up and wonder who the guy is in my bed and why there is a minivan parked in my driveway. I love the guy, and our daughter, and our cute little house in suburbia. But sometimes I do wonder how the hell I wound up in this life.

26 Lessons Your Son's Future Spouse Will Thank You For Teaching Him

Suzanne Fleet | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Fleet

Plant deep within him the knowledge that showing affection is a sign of strength, not weakness.

'Say It Ain't Snow'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The two things I wonder most about winter are: Why do some people throw away their snow shovels every year and have to buy new ones? And why do these same people go to the supermarket when a snowstorm is forecast to buy bread and milk when they never eat and drink those things when it doesn't snow?

15 Reasons Being Married Doesn't Suck

Melissa Chapman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

My marriage has wrapped me in a cocoon of unconditional love -- and has on occasion saved me from drowning in a sea of pity and self-doubt. My marriage is the partnership I wished for and while it is no where NEAR perfect, it is mine and I cherish it.