With kids in various stages of launching -- and a healthy dose of wisdom acquired after years of unpacking our baggage -- middle age actually unlocks a psychological and sexual renaissance.
I thought the emotions would be the same the second time around. The immediate outpouring of love. And I did love her but it was somehow different.
I want my son to feel that his desire to be gentle and nurturing will be encouraged as much as our daughters are encouraged to be strong and independent.
I admitted that I didn't want the intimate, tender lovemaking that typified my bedroom. Instead, I found books and movies where women are sexually ravished and even aggressively taken exciting. And I judged myself for it.
On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...
While men do things to each other's bodies, and to women too, of course, women largely keep walking forward, shouldering all our mess.
As someone who has been in the same relationship for 18 years, I often get asked for dating advice. Over the years, I have developed the dating commandments which I share with friends as they pursue new promising relationships.
You're a single, professional woman, and you'd like to find a long-term partner. On the surface, you'd think that finding a mutually rewarding and healthy relationship would be easy, but we all know it is not, and here's why
I always tell my clients who are challenging themselves to connect with others and date like never before -- if you feel uncomfortable, that's a good sign! That discomfort is where the magic lies. And besides, it won't feel uncomfortable for long. And when you find love, it will have been well worth it!
These days, even finding an online hook-up takes too long.
I'm convinced we need to live life with intention or we will miss the daily beauty that surrounds us. What does living intentionally mean? And most important how do we do it? For me I am still learning how to take it all in but I do know a few steps that are helping me get there.
Miranda's husband James wasn't an obvious alcoholic, but he drank too much at parties and could get out of control. So she made him stop, and quitting the booze had benefits for both of them (names have been changed), including the bedroom.
I used to tell my clients that divorce is a death of sorts. I didn't know that from experience but through watching former clients suffer and rebuild their lives. Now I firmly feel it personally. Today my own divorce was finalized.
It didn't work. That's too bad. But it doesn't indicate you are fundamentally flawed, nor that everyone of the opposite gender is defective. It simply means that in this instance, things didn't work out.
For those of us wishing for a happy ending finale next week or at least an easy landing, it looks as if it is not to be, featuring a funeral finale, minus Don, most likely.
When a spouse leaves, it can seem almost impossible to imagine being happy again someday. In one woman's case, her husband has taken her youth and your innocence, and she really doesn't know what life is like without him. It's very traumatizing and will have an affect on her forever.