A relationship, a marriage even, is not the ne plus ultra of all lifestyles. On the contrary: I've never been as unhappy as I've been in an unhappy relationship. Loneliness in pairs is the worst kind of loneliness.
While it is tempting to seek comfort during this vulnerable time, I always advise women to wait until they are feeling strong before getting into a relationship. Likewise, I advise men to practice discretion and sensitivity to help make the divorce easier for everyone involved.
Without the love I have found with my future spouse, all of the wedding-related things and experiences wouldn't bring an ounce of joy. The root of my happiness is Craig and our commitment -- not the tangible items.
Thankfully I've outgrown my aversion to public displays of affection, and kissing my husband feels as natural as breathing, especially in front of our children.
When you've had your fair share of mistakes committed in the relationships you've been in, chances are you learn what relationship rules there are and do your best to live by them. But let's face it. Most of these pieces of advice are obsolete and aren't fit to all the kinds of situations you can find yourself in, making it only wise for you to kick them to the curb.
Confession ... for a good part of my life I believed 'older' people lived on a different emotional plane, an asexual planet devoid of desire. It didn't seem possible that someone in the midst of their golden years could experience all those tingly feelings that come from the infatuation of a new love.
There is a powerful cultural script that many people agree with in terms of sex: it is believed to be instant chemistry from the very beginning. As we...
I'm a huge fan of relationship mantras: simple little sayings that break the tension, remind us to be better partners, or force us to be accountable for our actions.
Why is it the first firsts get all the attention? I promise you, darlings, nothing's lost with an old or ended relationship.
Being a woman who writes on the internet, I've received more than my fair share of unsolicited advice from strangers.
Falling in real love and spending all your time with your love and taking lots of pictures of your love and making weird little noises with your love because o my aren't they beautiful and we are all going to die
Make having more sex a way of life. Not just your way but also your partner's way. Building a great sexual relationship is a two-person challenge. Nothing is more important to the relationship than spending quality time together.
I no longer hide the fact that I'm a disabled woman in my dating profiles -- it is there for the world to see and read about (in a cute, self-deprecating way), but it's not a solution to my dating woes.
Technology is a great thing. I have met so many wonderful friends because of the Internet. However, I can't help but think that there has been a drastic increase in rude behavior because of how everything is so accessible these days.
Here's what's true. Not everyone has a partner. It doesn't matter if you are after 50 or before 50; sometimes we are without a romantic interest. And sometimes we have a partner that we don't have sex with! What can feel like celibacy just happens in all sorts of ways.
I ripped a piece of toilet paper from what was left on the one-ply roll and wiped the smudged mascara from under my eyes. "How do I make myself look like I didn't just have sex in a bar bathroom?" I jokingly asked in an attempt to make post-coital conversation.