Holidays, family and divorce come with great complexity. This year, I have finally developed the tools to navigate through it. Given that I grew up with divorced parents, I have learned a lot through that experience and am able to apply my own tactics.
This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.
Strangely, though we talk about most everything, we never talk about the lack of sex. We both know how much time has gone by. It's just kind of understood that, oh yeah, we need to get on this. And on each other.
I thought I'd be leading a company, but here I am leading with my belly. At home. With two kids. My mom -- the epitome of tenacious -- often says, "Go with what you're given."
Do you want to have children, and if so, when? How many? How important is religion to you? Could you survive in household where there are two different, perhaps disparate views on religion? Are you gonna eat that?
I am sneezing in between paragraphs, coughing at the completion of each sentence and wiping my bloodshot eyes as I proofread this column. I see no need to visit the doctor, for I know this horrible cold will pass.
When she was 19, one of my closest girlfriends was helping her parents clean out a dresser and came upon a wedding photo of a bride and groom, the bride was her mother, the groom was not her father. Shocked and confused, she asked her mom about it. Her mom said, "It didn't matter."
Just as it's a choice to criticize or blame our partners for what we think we're not getting in a relationship, it's also a choice to be grateful for what you have and for where you are in this moment. Gratitude can not only improve your attitude; it can help improve your love life, as well.
Each year for my favorite holiday I reflect on those things for which I am most thankful. On my list I have always included my thanks for those th...
It is impossible to know what goes on between two people, and what intricacies and intimacies might sustain them in the face of hurtful, dishonest, deceptive behavior. There are some clear-cut motivations, though, that keep people from calling it quits.
Looking back on that day, some folks would have called me crazy to marry a man I had only known for a year. But I knew, deep down, that he was the one for me.
But here comes that annual mercury drop which forces us to confront very different -- and much fewer -- activity choices. Makes us end up sharing a much smaller place in our world, and a much closer, more visible one, indoors, with our co-tenants. And what does that do?
Here's a glimpse into what it's really like to be home with a newborn. I warn you, it's a long post, but then again, anyone who's ever done this parenting shtick will understand why.
So what if I may be one of the only single girls left in my bicoastal circles? I prefer to shuffle the stack until the right card is dealt, and then make the gamble. I don't want to settle for the next best thing. I want to strive for THE best thing.
To keep your relationship feeling young and spontaneous, try a few of these simple and fulfilling ways to show your spouse how much you care.
I married the same woman twice. Once when I was 28, then again at 33. I didn't have to marry her again; I wanted to. The first time, when we were still living in New York, we decided to elope while on vacation in Rockport.