'Do you think God is punishing me for having sex with a man 20 years younger than me?' This was the question I asked a close friend when I was about to file for bankruptcy back in 2011. I was 55-years-old, and yet my Christian upbringing still had a stranglehold on my sexuality.
One fascinating aspect of my work as a couples/ family therapist is that it gives me an intimate view into the current cultural dynamics of couples. For the last twenty or so years, over half the couples I see contain the "nice guy" with his frustrated wife.
My husband and I have been together for over 20 years. That's a very long time. We met in high school and watched each other graduate high school, college, and graduate school, find (and change) careers, and become parents. We watched each other become adults and now we are watching each other age.
I've put together a list below of the 10 essential qualities of people who are great at relationships. Maybe you can add your own.
Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of repentance, had barely been over for 14 hours and I was already fighting with my husband. Has my Teflon-coated mind not retained a single shred of serenity? Repentance? Determination to be better? To do better?
Did you know the Law of Attraction can only work when your vibration matches what you desire?
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I meet my friend Geraldine at a hip, local eatery in the heart of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach. Over our poached kale and egg salads with a side of chickpeas I notice my firecracker friend is uncharacteristically glum.
My husband and I have been married 26 years. For the last few months, we've been trying out Blue Apron, the refrigerated box that brings weekly meals and recipes to your door.
When Peter died, the only thing that kept me sane was writing about grief. Blogging about grief morphed into my new vocation. I recognized that by spewing out my emotions with honesty, I was helping others which meant it was work that made me satisfied.
This piece by Carrie Jenkins originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. If you read about polyamor...
Once, the idea of Brangelina was everything. I believed they were the perfect couple. The concept was like an empty canvas I could paint. I was filled...
Show up. Walk into your bedroom. Shut the door. Lock the door. Lower the lights. And climb into bed with an open mind. The rest will take care of itself.
New from the "Love Lab" comes the book that I have been struggling to write for the past decade. This masterwork finally tells the story of what women...
'You don't just marry a person; you marry his or her family.' In my surveys of over 700 long-married older people, this statement was seen as a fundamental truth.
I believe it's safe to say that all married women have fantasized, at least once, about having sex with another partner during their healthy, happy, and loving marriage. Her fantasy may be a secret affair with a celebrity, someone at the office, or perhaps just a sexy and willing figment of her imagination.