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Lori Gottlieb

Sexless but Equal: How I Conquered Valentine's Day and the NYT

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

There is no time. Or, when there is time, your back is killing you from being a Baby Sherpa or child wrangler. Sex? Let's fill the tub with hot water for a good soak and then we can talk about it. Except, oops, no, you're asleep.

What I Learned About Marriage The Hard Way

Posted 08.21.2013 | Divorce

It may seem that romance is the only necessary ingredient for a healthy marriage, but Mara Kofoed learned firsthand that it's not so simple. A love...

Sidebars to Psycho-Branding

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

For some time now, I've been developing the idea and practice of what I've called "inventing a therapy." The point has been, to my mind, that much of ...

If You Want to Date Someone Great, Be Someone Great

Nico Lang | Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Standards aren't the problem. Standards are great. When you have standards, it allows you to set goals in your life and hold yourself accountable. The problem is that people have the wrong standards -- ones they don't require of themselves.

Success in Parenting -- Avoiding the Happiness and Self-Esteem Traps

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Adults -- teachers and parents -- need to help children understand that making mistakes is a normal part of learning.

From Generation X to Generation Me

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

In contrast to our upbringing, we resolved to be a more constant presence in our children's lives. The problem is that these children are now dependent on their parents. As a mother of toddlers, how do I combat this trend and raise independent children, while still being an active participant in their childhood?

Why You Don't Need To Baby Proof Your House

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 01.18.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

In my house I have one simple test for the necessity of baby proofing: if there is a possibility of death, or loss of a major limb, we must be vigilant. If not, then that is why Johnson and Johnson invented band-aids.

So, What Do You Do?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

For a woman, a job isn't just a job. It's a comment on who she is.

Is There Such Thing As Perfect Parenting? | Posted 08.20.2011 | Divorce

There are two kinds of parents in the world. There are those who strive to re-create for their children the blissful upbringings that they themselves ...

Authors Duke It Out For NYC Book Signing Outlets

The Wall Street Journal | JOANNE KAUFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Which authors get to sign at which New York locations is a tricky gavotte involving publishers, chain bookstores and other venues. In fact, independen...

Marry Him - A Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

Julie Spira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

It was two years ago today that Lori Gottlieb's Atlantic magazine article, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Right was released. The piece rai...

Why "Settle" For Lori Gottlieb's Narrow View Of Life? Live Your Own

Melissa Lafsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melissa Lafsky

Not once in her endless lovelorn musings does Gottlieb ask: What about what my potential partner wants? What about considering how I could work on myself, find my own peace?

A New Book Urges Wannabe Brides To Settle -- Look What Happened to Jenny Sanford for Following That Advice

Jill Brooke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jill Brooke

Jenny Sanford's book is called Staying True written because her husband wasn't true blue. Of all her revelations, one sticks out in my mind.

Love Stories: Is Marriage Necessary?

Wednesday Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wednesday Martin

While marital and couples therapists tell us how to save our marriages, sociology, anthropology, and human behavioral ecology suggest that it isn't so much married couples as Marriage itself that's in crisis.

Should You Marry that Rude, Stinky, Creepy Person Since You're Not Perfect Either?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Once upon a time, a reporter for a major magazine declared, in all seriousness, that women should just get married already - even if it means settling...

Will U B My Good Enough Valentine?

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Chartoff

Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, impeccably researched tome, is mandatory reading for girls who've not yet grasped the "unavailable parent" part of their inability to let someone love them.

'Marry Him': 5 Reasons You're Wrong About Mr. Right (VIDEO) | Lori Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A couple of years ago, I wrote a magazine article called "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough." In it, I confessed that, having found...

Why "Marry Mr. Good-Enough" is Dark Ages Nonsense in a Modern Disguise

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lesley M. M. Blume

Ms. Gottlieb argues that we're here to procreate -- in an unhappy union with a mismatched partner, if need be; below, Lesley M. M. Blume begs to differ.