What Valentine's Day is really all about is connecting, or reconnecting with your partner. Try any of the 10 ideas below and I promise, they'll create a perfectly romantic, special holiday that neither of you will ever forget.
My heart broke when my father died; it broke again when I got divorced -- not by my ex, but by my own self-criticism about my failed marriage; and here I am again. Third time's the charm and with this broken heart I feel as though I've learned more than I did from the first two.
So how could having children and a pet improve your relationship? Because both of them teach you the following five lessons which, when mastered, should be applied to your loved one also.
If we can all find a way to remove ourselves from the parenting routine to do thoughtful things -- big or small -- to consistently demonstrate how much we love the people in our lives (instead of just on February 14th), then we'll finally eliminate Valentine's Day once and for all.
'm going to give in to my Valentine's Day lust and do something special for my husband. Food and drink -- all of his favorites. Oysters. Stone crabs and steaks. Bourbon and champagne. A little dark chocolate. Then a planned ahead romp in the bedroom. Maybe some candles and lingerie.
I've been married for a little over six months now, and as comfortable as I am around my husband Robby, I still can't bring myself to burp or fart in front of him.
What does a woman -- your wife, the mother of your children -- find sexy? Here's a simple list that you can keep handy, when in doubt do one of these things and I can (almost) guarantee you there will be more than sleeping happening after the kids get tucked in tonight.
As I passed his table on the way to the restroom, I could feel his eyes on me. Not glaring. Just a quick, flirtatious look. Embarrassed, I turned crimson. I looked away, thinking that he'd caught me looking at him, too.
Relationships can stand the test of time. The "secret" to keeping your partnership strong and healthy is to treat each day as if it were your anniversary or Valentine's Day.
In honor of Valentine's Day, I want to share some of what I've learned about love after 40 years of marriage. Take what makes sense to you. Leave the rest. I hope it helps in whatever ways you need.
In some ways, I can see how a marriage, especially with children in the mix, might be confused with a junk drawer -- unnoticed until it's necessary to de-clutter. I can see how easy it is to walk by a loved one every day, not truly seeing that person from the inside out.
Stop hiding behind typing on a screen and reach out more to the people you call your friends and lovers. Yes, it's a bit more intimate, vulnerable and unpredictable, but it's also a lot more real.
Last week was my imaginary ex-boyfriend's birthday. January 2, to be exact. I only know this because Facebook told me so. I had forgotten about him.
We are told we don't want sex often enough. We want it too much. We are too made-up. We are not made-up enough. We should love our bodies. We should hate our disgusting bodies. And articles like "8 Things That Actually Gross Guys Out in Bed" are examples of the worst of this kind of shaming.
First impressions are everything on dating profiles; a good photo makes for a more popular profile. If you had to make a major repair to your car, you wouldn't leave it up to an amateur. You hire a pro. So for my photos, that's what I did.
A good relationship isn't necessarily one in which you're both constantly striving for the best relationship possible... while keeping the garbage cans empty too. Sometimes a good relationship can just be not doing much with someone you love.