Scene 1: My fiancee and I inside our local Bath, Kitchen & More Crap store, enveloped in a Wedding Wonderland of extremely breakable crystal wine glasses and china, sitting at a desk in front of a smiling Bath, Kitchen & More Crap employee.
We've all been there. Sex with a mate that is boring or, even worse, plain bad. Perfunctory foreplay, a hand or tongue that never seems to find the right place or the right rhythm, the thrust that starts too soon or is over too fast.
My parents wed on a September morning in 1960 in a small farming village in Greece. My mother learned the news when the busses started to arrive delivering the guests. She was just two months past her seventeenth birthday.
Following my previous article about the reasons why failed first marriages spell doom for second or even third marriages; I received several emails asking me for tips to improve one's chances for success.
It's best to live towards your dreams through a gracious heart that believes the miraculous is listening. Meanwhile, prepare the way by living responsibly and the opportunities, people, and places will show up in your lives at the perfect time. It's all up to you and God.
"The Bachelor/ette" franchise may have finally been completely ruined for us last night after Amy Schumer's guest appearance during one of Kaitlyn's group dates. That's how brilliant she was, turning the show into what it really should be, what it was meant to be.
I have not been writing much lately, except in my journal, in short spurts. My life has been consumed with one of the biggest and most difficult transitions anyone can deal with: my husband and I are getting a divorce.
So how can a strawberry teach me to be present? In the past, I relied heavily on touch to keep me immersed in a sexual encounter. But the reality is that I have four other awesome senses that can help keep me present and connected with my partner
Marriage isn't an event, it's an achievement. You have to work at it. It takes years, typically many years to become truly married. The best description I've found comes out of the old, tobacco growing, south.
My parents' caution was well-meaning, but it left me with a sense of anxiety and a pervasive belief that doom and catastrophe are always right around the corner.
Happiness in a relationship takes much more than luck.
New experiences had together, like exploring a town or swimming with the sharks, increase your intimacy and are a form of foreplay.
My first husband and I divorced after 11 years. I believed that getting a divorce would end my problems with him. Big surprise! Divorce ended the marriage but not the problems. I took them with me and continued resolving them through other people.
"Never take a damaged marriage overseas," they told me at the spouse orientation the year my husband joined the Diplomatic Security Service. Diplomatic Security, or DSS, is a little-known branch of the State Department that is responsible, as the name suggests, for keeping diplomats and other Americans safe overseas.
With today being my 22nd wedding anniversary, I am consumed with feeling nostalgic and hopeful; nostalgic for the wonderful years of memories we have had and hopeful for all of the new memories we have yet to create.
As long as there are lovers, there will always be a guy standing outside an apartment building clutching a bunch of daffodils close to his heart.