I want the mother back who was born sad and could not climb out of her sadness, but who managed a spectacular life. The woman who was born at the wrong time, married the wrong man and had the wrong children. The mother who gathered friends like an abundance of autumn leaves.
Barring a few outlying scenarios, there does not seem to be much need for alimony or palimony these days other than to be punitive.
The next best thing to preventing conflict is having the skills to manage differences effectively. Most of us don't come into marriage with highly developed conflict-management skills, but these abilities can be cultivated through practice on the job.
This Mother's Day I want to say thank you to my children for never giving up on me and for encouraging and inspiring me to follow my heart.
Here are the three most common, unhelpful pieces of relationship advice along with what I now know are more productive alternatives.
My mother would have named me Kitt whether I was a boy or a girl, and often introduced us to people, saying, "I'm Eartha and she's Kitt," as if I completed her. And, in some ways, I guess I did.
My mother died 12 years ago, when I was 23, and I still miss her, every day. But this lesson of independence, more than any other, has given me the direction I needed to navigate my adulthood without her.
Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of sexual footprint, positive self-talk, and perfection for you to ponder and practice this week.
In family law, we are dealing with people who had been sexually intimate. Family law frequently involves couples who have children together. In no other area of law are people giving or receiving money without the concept of fault being involved.
Even armed with the best of intentions, we still see hugely skilled and qualified individuals (usually women) who, despite a portfolio of accomplishment, fall into the trap of looking to be rescued, with less than stellar results. They can often be found in the following situations.
As both a caregiver to my 94-year old mom, Gladyce, and a mother of seven, Mother's Day is a holiday that I cherish with my family. It's a time to reflect on the lessons we've learned from mom, and the way those teachings have shaped who we are and how we instill values in our own families.
What was life really like for young people in the '20s, the decade that ushered in the women's liberation movement, Amelia Earhart and the birth of dating?
What card actually captures the relationship I have with my mom? After all these years, I still haven't found the right one.
A client continues to miss calls. One of your direct reports is missing important deadlines. You need to let someone go...a customer, a client, an employee, a significant other. Difficult conversations.
Some couples are deciding to be not only civilized about their impending splits, but punctual. They're planning ahead and setting a date for their breakup, and then enjoying their final days together before ushering in a clean break.
I can't imagine having to "let go" as radically as my parents did when I left home and their only contact with me was by letter, which I don't recall writing very often.