When it comes to dating, we implicitly acknowledge that it takes time before we can both simply assume that we're hanging out this weekend without asking each other. With female friendship, we lack language to articulate those stages.
When people learn that my husband of ten years abandoned me with a text message, avoided any communication, committed marital fraud and carried out felony bigamy, the first reaction I get is often surprise and disbelief. The second? Blame.
Dealing with someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the family court system is a daunting task that is made even more difficult if you are in pro se, or self-represented.
The way we communicate and meet people has gone through tremendous changes since the introduction of the internet and social media. More and more people are seeking and finding romantic relationships online.
"Plenty of Catfish" is the new online dating site that brings attractive, imaginary women to lonely, gullible, horny men with large bank accounts -- you know, Manti T'eo style!
All relationships have a system. Some work well and some don't. Since I have been working with relationships for the last 44 years, I've become very attuned to what kind of a system two people have between them.
How old is too old to have sex? 50? 70? 90?
Hooking up is supposed to be a fun, safe way of exploring your sexuality, no matter whom or what you're into at the moment. But as with any exploration, there is a set of basic rules that can keep you safe and off the radar of the town's gossip queen, with your reputation in intact.
They exist. Many gay men might refuse to believe it. Many straight women might refuse to even think about it. But they exist.
On our first blind date, he discussed his business plans at length, and his zeal was attractive to me. We continued to talk via phone and began to see each other regularly. Notice I didn't describe what we did as dating.
I am still wishing that my children's father would love them the way children should be loved by their father. I guess there's no court in the world that can make that happen.
Have you ever consulted your doctor about your aging, changing sexual responsiveness or about reclaiming your sexuality when you have a medical condition or take meds that make sex more difficult?
My dad's time away with his friends was on a golf course. He never really mastered the game, but he didn't really care. That's because dad was with his guy friends, relaxing in nature, taking his frustrations out on a little white ball.
How you spend the first few months after divorce will play a vital role in getting things back on track in your life.
While many men may seem ideal after just a few weeks of dating, upon closer inspection, there can be warning signs that you should avoid a relationship with this person. It is important to recognize these warning signs before it's too late.
It hardly sounds romantic, but perhaps what marriage needs is a reality slap in the face.