Ever read any books on how to be the best mother-in-law possible? There is one rule repeated in every single chapter: Keep Your Mouth Shut. So what would mothers-in-law like their daughters-in-law to know if by chance they didn't keep their mouths shut? I asked around.
You have to own your actions and take full responsibility for them. Not half responsibility, like, "Well I know I was difficult but it was because you acted cold." That's not owning anything.
I believe that those of us who are called into a mid-life crisis and those who accept the honor of moving through it thoroughly and with grace are the lucky ones. Now that I am on the other side, I see my mid-life crisis as a true breakthrough, an awakening, and the path to the peaceful, joyful, and loving life I am living now.
When Jim and I took our vows on October 6th 1984 we had a beautiful wedding. That was then but OMG! Who can afford it now? You won't believe what it cost. Today that would pay for dinner for ten of your best friends
"Life is short - have an affair." That devil on your shoulder Ashley Madison slogan gets us every time. It triggers a scrunched-face, head-shaking reaction, like biting into a mealy peach. Why?
I decided that I need to write a follow up piece to reply to some of the comments that I received via email and on my site. Please keep in mind that I am a humor blogger and I do not have the ability to keep sarcasm out of anything that I write.
I am going to come out and say that if my husband had it his way, we would be having sex at least five times a week. But that is just crazy if you ask me. We have two small kids and have hectic crazy lives. By the time the kids are asleep often times the last thing I want to do is have sex.
Healthy couples build their love from robust and solid pillars such as respect, admiration, equality, complicity, transparency and trust.
If you're stressed about getting busted by this whole Ashley Madison hack, there is hope. Maybe you hadn't even done anything, maybe you just clicked around to see what the prospects were but the evidence will be there for your partner to see. So, here you are, fork in road.
Standing in the shadows next to happy couples celebrating their love and marriage benefits is something no one wants to talk about: in establishing a legal foundation for marriages that last, the marriage equality movement also has laid a safe, clear, and legal path for those people like Tracie and me, who have decided to divorce.
It's overwhelming enough to experience the changes that come with having a baby but realizing that our relationships will change too is one that most new moms don't want to worry about.
In Part One, I suggested the relationship we have with our democracy mirrors our other romances -- with people. This, (amid the wild throes of the 2016 presidential courting season and an army of lurid candidates vying to seduce at every turn,) begs the eternal lovers' query: What are we to each other, anyway?
Today's content heart could be tomorrow's broken one. Even when promises of forever have been made, I don't assume divorce won't happen to me, to us.
Love is a joy, but it's oftentimes not treated this way. After a while, marriages can grow stale. What was once undying love and commitment can become routine and loneliness. And picking up on this possible turn with marriage, people can sometimes warn against marriage.
In real life, Holm is married and father to a 19-month-old son, Arne, something that shocks fans of his on-screen character.
As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It's her second date this week; her fourth this month so far.