Love makes us feel immortal and so we think we should be impervious to everything. But we're not. And we need to get over this idea that forever is the only thing that matters. All you can do is give to and nurture the relationships you have as long as you have them. Forget forever. For now.
You aren't hiring a calligrapher to carefully handwrite your invites (unless you are, then OK GIRL, GOOD FOR YOU), you're doing it yourself. So order at least 15-20 extra envelopes for when you end up spelling your grandma's name wrong or writing the wrong state code.
I hate the term "broken home," meaning a family where the parents are divorced. I grew up in the generation of divorce. I can remember children from school who were one day exactly like me, carefree and fair game for teasing and name-calling, and the next they were just another casualty of the growing divorce rate: another latch-key kid.
Several studies have indicated religion increases with age, with many returning to more active faith lives as they get married and have children. Contemporary cultural trends of young adults delaying marriage or embracing a single lifestyle may in part account for their lack of affiliation.
First, I would like to congratulate you on your new life. You went through one of the hardest things to experience in life outside of a loved one's death, and here you are -- perhaps a bit frayed around the edges but full of hope, wisdom and enthusiasm nonetheless.
We have friends in the trenches of young parenthood; their lives filled with diapers, sleepless nights and temper tantrums. We have friends in empty nests; their children gone to college or moving away to embark on careers. We don't, however, have many friends who're in both, and who consequently experience what I call CPF: chronic parenting fatigue.
It is frequently noted in numerous magazine articles and TV shows that 50 is the new 30. With the calendar flipping closer and closer to my half-century birthday, I think I can safely say, that at least for me, this is not true.
I want to be married to my boyfriend, but he's not ready and I don't know if he'll ever be. And that's okay with me.
The types of sexual issues that can present themselves in a relationship are numerous. Are sexual issues preventing true connection and closeness? Doe...
You may have heard that a weekly date with your partner fosters a good relationship. Do you also make sure to enjoy self-nurturing activities individually? By overdoing togetherness, you can lose touch with your essential self.
All too often, people blur the lines between actor and character. We want the person on the screen to be the person on the talk shows. We don't allow celebrities to make mistakes, and when they do they make the covers of magazines for all the wrong reasons.
Were the Beatles right? Is love really all you need for a good marriage? Actually that's a terribly destructive myth.
I hear guys say this kind of stuff in counseling a lot, and yeah, okay, I empathize that they feel that way. I know it would suck to want to be romantic and have no outlet. But here is the other side of that coin, from what I have seen; all or none of these may apply, but it's my hunch that at least one is the case....
From the second my fiancé slid a ring on my finger on Christmas Day three years ago, I wondered if it was fair to him for me to say yes. My doubt had nothing to do with whether I loved him; I was certain I did. I wondered if the autoimmune disease that damaged nearly every organ and joint in my body made me too much of financial and emotional burden to be anyone's bride.
We can never love someone enough for them to feel loved within if they are not loving themselves.
Simply ask yourself what's really important and get it done as quickly and cheaply as humanly possible.