Stepping out of the dark street and into the darker bar, I scoped out the scene. It was so weird going into a bar pretending to be a single woman. My stomach started to get butterflies as I looked at everything with new eyes. Where should I sit? What should I do?
My husband and I love each other, but after being married for 30 years we are not so naive to believe in happily ever after. If we were to renew our wedding vows with each other it would be more like this.
When I say 'sex,' what are your first thoughts? They probably involve the physical parts of sex, such as touching or orgasm. Some of you might be daydreaming about specific desires or fantasies. Below these thoughts, though, we all have at least two needs that we are unconsciously working to balance.
Today's modern marriage is challenging enough without the added stress of a complete and total clash in musical tastes, and yet that's exactly what my husband and I have managed to endure during our union of over 32 years.
Here are 11 questions you should ask your significant other if you're in a long-term relationship in your late 20s (or whenever, actually).
Shock will surely run rampant through your circle. Your friends will criticize you endlessly and your mother will warn that you'll end up alone. Even your dog will shoot you a look of deep regret. Regardless, you have your own reasons to do it.
I'm not yet sure whether you exist, though I'd like to believe that you do. While it may not make much logical sense, you've been on my mind lately.
I think a lot of women agree sex is only one example of the many kinds of glue that hold a relationship together. Women crave sex not only for the ecstatic physical release, but also because we LOVE the emotions that accompany the act.
Partnership is hard. It's about more than just passion. I used to believe that was the only thing a relationship needed to be successful and real, but I was wrong. It's a choice, and one you keep making every day until something inside of you changes.
Perhaps the biggest gift that I can give to my kids is to love their mother forever.
He is busy liking my funny (but pretty) Instagrams and/or smart yet playful Facebook statuses in which I do a funny joke but also promote my live comedy shows!!!!!!!!! (This is my plight.)
I believe that the food we eat and how we eat can be a metaphor, a filler, and an experience of our sexuality. Want a peek into your sex life? Take a look at your relationship with food.
Knowing your typical sexual power role can be helpful in determining whether you are sexually compatible with your partner. In cases where couples can't seem to put their finger on the problem, when I discuss power dynamics, there is often mismatched power roles at play. Which power role do you feel most comfortable in?
Know someone who could use a little inspiration or ideas on this topic? Send this to them.
Since our wedding, quite a few people have made comments to us that they "feel bad" that it rained on our wedding day, or how "great" we were for handling it "despite the rain." Let me make one thing clear: September 12, 2015 was the single most perfect, fun, and love-filled day of my life, and I would not change one thing about it, especially not the rain.
Listening to my guy friends talk about women especially, though, I am always amazed by some of the basic misconceptions they harbor about the "fairer sex." Listening to my girlfriends talk about their relationships, I tend to hear the same complaints over and over. So I thought I might be able to put together a general list with the intention of helping us ALL get along a little better.