The magic of intimacy is that it can be of the soul. To be intimate simply means to be empathetically in tune with your partner, feeling their fears, desires, wishes, and needs as if they were your own.
Parenthood and dating can co-exist but those who manage them well are not struggling to acclimate to newly single lives. And they've healed to where parenthood and dating no longer collide but can share space in their life so they can mindfully and healthfully meet someone new.
In 2015, women shouldn't be held to a higher standard than men in keeping themselves attractive; they should, naturally, be valued for more than their appearance. On the other hand, in 2015, all people in their rightful convictions might strive to be just a little more flexible -- as flexible, say, as an elastic waistband.
I hope you don't overlook me because I'm not that tall, dark and handsome guy that you always seem to notice.
With Passover and Easter coming up, young adults' thoughts turn to going home. For many, it also turns their stomach as they fear the questions well-meaning relatives will ask. They fall into four categories: housing, careers, relationships, and having children.
Introverted teens require less social stimulation and appear to be more comfortable than their more outgoing extroverted peers with being alone. I say let's celebrate both personality types and stop making the assumption that introverts are at a distinct disadvantage.
For Trevor it was the culmination of years of a growing awareness of his sexual orientation. While he had experienced boyhood crushes on other boys, he always had a girl on his arm and had never dated a man.
I know that someday I will meet Mr. Right (hopefully soon!) but until then I will hold onto my sense of humor and enjoy learning about the only person that can truly make me happy -- me
My forehead throbbed with tension. It hurt to swallow and my eyelids were red, puffy and raw. I didn't care and let the tears out. They were extra salty as they combined with the sweat caked onto my face before landing at the corners of my mouth.
You've likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time.
I had no desire to get married again and then BAM, there I was in the middle of a park with over 100 people watching me say "I do" to the man who once was the boy I first fell in love with.
I told my wife to leave me alone because I was told men like me are not worthy of love and that something is wrong with the women who do. They are less-than by association. I am afraid for my marriage because music and movies tells me if my dad was unfaithful, I will be too.
Nobody wants to be married to someone who can do everything well. The idea is to be in a relationship where each person fills a unique role, and brings something to the table that the other partner lacks.
As modern aging has come to be defined by living longer with chronic care needs, and providing long-term care has shifted to the public sector, with two thirds of long term care services paid for by Medicaid, loving spouses may be forced to divorce. The future of elder care may depend on it.
A sound rises in me, a roar that sounds like no, no, no. Flashes of soulless, transactional sex assault me but I refuse to look at them. I stare straight ahead, not blinking, not breathing.