When you pass me on my way out tonight, please give me a smile, or a "go get 'em," even if putting the three kids to bed, after your own busy day, is the last thing you want to do.
I've got things to do. I'm middle-aged and tired. I don't need no 20-something who hasn't found her first gray pubic hair, or crows foot, telling me what to do. If he wants sex every night, he can have it. By himself.
Lindell wants your name to be Buckachewy. Yes, Buckachewy. And he plans to use that nickname if it isn't. I hope you don't mind living with an invisible robot named Bob. Bob has been Lindell's imaginary friend since he was 3. You will need to set a place at the table for him. Sorry.
Most relationships work on an economy of gratitude -- recognizing and acknowledging the many ways in which your partner makes your life richer or easier. Demonstrating that sense of gratitude and appreciation every day, in whatever way works for your particular relationship, counts for far more than whether you follow some generic tip handed out by a relationship guru.
There are many other attributes that need to be added to the foundation of love for a marriage to be filled with happiness that lasts for as long as the two people live.
We all know far too well that aching disconnect between who we really are and what we project into the world. For many of us, we consciously choose to disappear -- to be "less than" because the fear of allowing ourselves to be completely "exposed."
Scientists compared the differences in genes between friends and strangers across nearly 2,000 people and they found that friends tend to have a more similar set of genes than strangers. Perhaps it's "The Starbucks Effect" -- if two people like the smell of coffee maybe they're more likely to hang out together.
Your marriage can be made or broken by how well or poorly you communicate. While we all know this to be true, somehow we still fail miserably at the art of communication with those we love most.
I had faith he would do his best to adapt to the steep learning curve of parenthood, but it wasn't until I actually saw my husband in action (starting in the delivery room) that I knew I was going to love him more now that we had a baby.
Opponents of marriage equality fume that allowing homosexuals to tie the knot makes a mockery of the institution of marriage. Ironically, just the opposite may turn out to be true, because marriage has become so highly prized among gays.
I left that sucker in the shower for my husband to see. The look on his face was priceless: "Did you just...?" "Oh, shoot. Did I leave that in there?" As I sashayed off to make breakfast.
To those struggling with divorce: Be patient with yourself and to have hope. There is a lot of good that can come out of a divorce. I am so grateful to be out of that awful gloom and into the bright light of awareness. I am truly so happy. Who would have known?
If choosing a partner is such an important life decision, why do so many of us get it wrong?
Whether you marry someone of the same sex, of the other sex, or somewhere in between. Whether you wear a white dress or a blue feather boa. Whether you are married in a church by a priest or by yourselves under the moon with only the waves as the officiant. I believe in the commitment of marriage.
There's no question, in the trajectory of our time together, we've entered a new phase in our relationship. We've gone from couplehood to parenthood
Without sex, what you have is just friendship, and that's simply not enough to make a modern relationship last.