When it came to celebrating my husband's professional accomplishments, I wasn't the first to congratulate him. I felt jealous of his time in the limelight for very public recognition of his accomplishments in a career I had given up to care for our family. And I also interpreted his success as taking away from mine.
Is sex the same nearing 70 as it was at 50? No, but that's not necessarily bad news. The lessons I've gleaned over the past few decades have actually made sex a better experience.
Online dating should not just be for those lacking validation, those not considered attractive by society -- it can and should be for everyone.
No marriage is perfect, it will not always be "rainbows and butterflies"; it takes work to keep a marriage going. It takes humility, sacrifice, and a lot of energy. But when there are so many people ready to swoop in and make themselves available to your spouse with the simple click of a button, it almost feels like it is an impossible undertaking.
I struggled that morning, and it took every ounce of strength within me not to go back to sleep and try to find you there in my dreams. I had forgotten exactly what it was like to be with you.
Why do we cling so desperately to a relationship that's died? Because we've been told it's the right choice to make.
If you're holding back, take the plunge. Take the risk -- and the growth you'll ultimately gain will be so much more than the pain you may have to endure to get it.
This movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, will challenge us. It will be a turning point. It will begin a fight for women in many ways.
My husband, son and I sit in the urologist's waiting room. It's New Year's Eve; a skeleton staff runs the office. I hope it isn't a prognostic metaphor. After several minutes, a nurse appears and herds us off to a conference room, down a private hall. This can't be good.
How many hours have you spent looking at men online thinking the following thought? This man looks nice but ... he's not my type!
As a menopausal woman, I have a ton of shit going on in my body. What I have been told over and over and over again is that as I age I can anticipate my sex life basically swirling down the toilet along with last night's cost-prohibitive organic, vegan-friendly, heart-healthy supper. I'm not buying it.
It was a nine-thirty a.m. bus full of tourists, workers, and students headed to the city. He had been in line with who I believed to be his wife or serious partner right behind me as we filed onto the bus.
Life is too short to be spent alone and sitting around wondering why no one wants to date you. Did you ever consider the possibility that it's really you, and not them?
Though this solo stint has taught me a ton about my values and desires, it's also has given me time to think about thethings I absolutely need in a partner.
As a male in the dating world, I would like to invite my other male counterparts to view what is expected from us by doing what I did and watching romantic comedies. Needless to say, we have a lot to live up to.
Being held in just the way you need to be by someone stronger than you are in that moment, being told what to do in the safe context of a mutually agreed upon power exchange, is pretty damn intoxicating. That is what Christian was trying to offer Ana.