There's a zillion reasons why we love women. Here are the first few.
The first year of our son's life was the most difficult of our marriage to date and it is also the year I learned a very important lesson: My husband must always come before our children. Don't get me wrong; I love my kids and would do anything for them. But I love my husband more.
Whether or not you're the one petitioning for divorce, it's a good idea to do all you can to coordinate your affairs and look out for your interests. That doesn't have to mean being underhand or dishonest -- just smart.
I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).
I am still married and Julie Wilson is now dead. Yet what a legacy of beauty, kindness, genius and pure fun she leaves behind.
I recently published a book on relationships. I asked a woman in her 20s whether her generation would read it. She said, "No, they're confident that they already know what they need." Then I asked a man in his 30s whether his generation would read it. And he said, "No, they'll just switch partners." Even my son said, "Mom, just give it to me in one sentence."
If you act like a friend or a cool parent, then you are essentially giving up your role as an authority figure. This is not a good role to part with. Teens not only need authority figures in their lives, but they thrive when they have parents who set limits, boundaries and structure.
A woman can't possibly have a healthy relationship, let alone hope it will last, if she's still finding herself, protecting herself.
I am not a psychologist. I am not a marriage expert. I am not a "sex columnist." I am just a person who has been in a committed relationship for most of my adult life, and all I can say is, if marriage isn't working these days, it's because of the people we are today not anything else.
It's a lot harder to resent each other when you're having sex that's satisfying to both partners as often or as little as you'd both like.
I offer this list to share all the creativity out there. It's meant to give some names to the different ways we can make intimate connections with others -- because, why not broaden the possibilities for who we choose to love?
I've been with my husband for 20 years. And we've had a pretty awesome marriage by most measures. But they say you'll either fight about sex or money. And for us, it wasn't money.
We're tempted to believe that the great and valuable things of life are somewhere "out there." But more often than not, the priceless pearls of our lives are hidden in the open -- the greatest treasures of our lives are things like home, family and dear friends. With that in mind, I made this video for my wife to celebrate our anniversary.
I usually don't say "I'm sorry" when I hear someone tell me he or she's newly divorced -- often, it's a happier, healthier outcome -- but in your case, I'm truly sorry. You seem a tad nostalgic.
Romance shows up differently for different couples. Most of all, sometimes looking too hard for romance the way you expect it might make you miss the real things when they show up.
Getting divorced is half of the battle. The bigger battle? Divorcing yourself from the untrue and unkind beliefs that you failed and are a failure when really, you just simply lived. Even in fairy tales the princess and prince find obstacles.