If you're married, then you're probably familiar with the knot you get in your stomach when you have to bring up a sensitive issue with your spouse. Discussing difficult topics -- whether it be about money, parenting, sex, etc.-- is never easy, and there are many things you can say or do that make the situation worse.
It's OK to want more. It's OK to expect certain things. It's OK to want to wait for the right person. Being "nice" does not equate to being weak, passive, or without a personality.
We parents give so much of our energy to our kids that we don't have much left for our partners, or ourselves. We often end up last on our own priority lists, and the things we once loved to do now seem like luxuries or frivolities, rather than the very things that make us who we are.
Each and every one of us wrestles to do the right thing in marriage. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we fail. But whatever failings we are guilty of, surely we dare never add insult to injury by using the Bible to justify our faults.
Rather than plan a wedding, you'd rather break your engagement. And you should. If you aren't feeling it, you aren't feeling it. But I say go a step further, and just end the relationship.
As night falls and darkness rolls in, I picture you sitting there, knuckles white as a ghost as you clasp your cold phone, laughing hysterically with your girlfriends. Laughing because I said too much, or maybe too little, or took too long.
We incorrectly characterize the only victims of revenge porn as the women whose bodies are offered for public consumption without their consent. The truth is that all women are the targets and victims of revenge porn terrorism. And like all terrorism, the intent is to intimidate one's enemy into a state of fear and submission.
I was no longer the girl my husband married, but I realized it before it was too late because he was too kind to tell me. It terrifies me to think how different my life and that of my children might have been if I had ignored the warning signs and not put my marriage on the list.
"Nothing compares to what you've been through"is the favorite line. These days, my friends rarely share their physical pain with me. And when they do, it is always downplayed as if their pain is not real.. Every time this happens, it reminds me of my new identity: Patient. Cancer survivor.
One size doesn't fit all. A woman attracts a man based on who she is as an individual, not just by her looks, body and charm.
If you say you're going to call, call. We have lives too, but if you tell us you'll call us, chances are we're excited about that. When you don't end up calling it either shows that you're flaky or you simply don't care.
Beneficial control is the control we have over choosing the intent to learn about love. Harmful control is when we attempt to control our feelings rather than learn from them, and attempt to control others and outcomes.
I know people who are now in my historic high heels and I'm shocked to hear how online dating has developed in a decade.
Everyone has their advice, but for the person wrestling with this question, there's no answer that doesn't make your hands sweat, heart race, and leave a permanent lump in your throat -- particularly when there are two young kids at home who adore the person you're considering leaving.
Do love, treasure, nurture, respect and be kind to your body and who you share it with. The more your love and respect your body, the more men will as well.
My commitment to honesty means that I share the secrets and dark thoughts that would otherwise quietly eat away at my sense of self-trust and integrity. Today, my secret is this: I love my husband, but I often want to cheat.