Creating a culture of consent for both genders means acknowledging that "no" means all kinds of things. But, if you're hearing it from someone who identifies as female, it should never be taken as "Yes, I'm a prude, and my goal here is to ruin your fun."
Are we Creating or consuming our relationships? Something AMAZING is possible for us. What if we could set aside our human need to look good and ...
I'm not afraid of aging. I've been looking forward to my retirement years since I was in my thirties juggling four children and working two, part-time jobs. While others bemoan the toll that aging takes on their bodies and their lifestyle, I'm pouring over travel sites and counting down the days until I can pull out of the driveway in a brand spanking new RV.
Laura A. Munson has written an amazing book about a crisis of heart she and her husband suffered. Well, actually her husband suffered some sort of m...
Though they may be slaying the spider in the bathtub instead of dragons, you know what it means to have found someone who saves you in little ways each day. Even princes need a few reminders that they are appreciated.
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.
Here I was at 50, rediscovering my sexuality with new partners, and more at ease with my body than I had been when it was "perfect." I no longer have the time, money, or inclination to exercise obsessively as I once did. I have better things to lament than the situation with the underside of my arms. I look at the sloping breasts that fed two babies, the skin that hangs down slightly from my belly when I bend over, and I think, not bad for 50!
These probably sound like excuses, and maybe they are to some degree. However, I prefer to see them as the facts of life for a divorced person in his or her 50s.
My dad came out 14 years ago when I was 21. Since then, my parents have divorced. My mom remarried a few years later while my dad made up for lost time in his gay dating career. Life in our family has been.. interesting.
In 10 years of writing about boomer sex, dating, and relationships, date coaching, and reading thousands of readers' comments the notion that many of my generation are no longer sexual is hysterical nonsense seeking validation. An article like this is okay if it's meant to reinforce the importance of sex, but not okay when if it's meant to paint boomers as sexually dead.
We have all witnessed it, and many of us have experienced it. A person treats you well 80 percent of the time, but 20 percent of the time they treat...
Robin Thicke wasn't lying when he said he would do anything to get his wife back. He proved it at this year's Billboard Music Awards. While Thicke was able to do it publicly, most people don't have an audience to sing for or a stage from which to plead their case.
You see, I've had quite the rom-com ride with love. There's been marriage and divorce. There's been not-so-great guys (thanks early 20s and 30s) and really fantastic guys (thank you mid-30s!).
Competition for these "good guys" is at an all-time high, and -- stop panicking! Take your finger away from your Tinder screen as you're frantically swiping right.
One of my great professional frustrations is when I hear or see individuals, even entire communities, rewrite history to conform with their ideology.
How do we learn what it means to really fall in love? More simply put, who teaches us how to actually date?