Why are married people, seemingly committed spouses, both men and women, sharing with me that their love lives are nearly non-existent? Why am I hearing things like, "We haven't been intimate in weeks (months!)"
While the 20-time Grammy award-winning singer (she's the most-nominated woman in Grammy history) and actress is no stranger to success, she's also encountered her fair share of failure.
It's a part of life, so laugh it off, albeit, a bit nervously. Read on for ten of the "worst-date scenarios" ever experienced, and be thankful these haven't happened to you (yet). And share your own if you've got one!
Falling in love is meeting somebody you've never met before. Falling in love is letting go, and feeling vulnerable, open, and damn, a little scared. It's a beautiful thing. So, let go. Because you'll never be able to control love, so don't try.
At 43, I've had my fair share of bizarre side effects from drugs, so the idea of taking an HIV med to help prevent HIV infection when I could just use condoms seemed ridiculous to me. But in the past two years, PrEP has gone mainstream.
Don't compare yourself to your high school friends. Don't compare yourself to your college friends. Don't compare yourself to coworkers. Don't compare yourself to anyone. You're doing just fine.
I met her at a social media meet-up and we clicked immediately. Her husband was also there -- across the room from us, hanging out with some cronies. They made frequent eye contact with each other. He winked. She smiled back. Their overt appeal apparent, I was captivated by their chemistry.
Condoms on the bar floor everywhere. An Irish tourist is blowing them up like balloons, while his mate makes armpit farts and I think of James Joyce and how he liked to talk dirty about his wife's gas leaks.
I received the following email from Adam, asking for my help: "Hi, my name is Adam (not his real name). I am living with my parents and I'm thinking ...
"Old age was the proper time to fall in love. It was the proper time to suffer romances and jealousy and lose your head...old age...when you felt things more and could spare the time to go dead nuts over a person and understand how fine a thing it was."
I just gave an interview to a magazine about what it is to be a 'Well F***** Woman.' I'm not sure I told them what they wanted to hear, but here I go.
Holy hell, the man clips coupons! It was at that point that the light went on; as though I had been seeing only in black and white for my entire life. Barbie must be some type of sexual savant. Her vagina must be magical.
Five years ago, I stumbled into a new way of life on the wave of a force so strong that it was impossible for me to ignore. I discovered a whole new pathway to my creative genius and energy -- while sexting.
The old English dude, his arms have badly drawn tattoos on them, sailor type things, fading anchors, he sinks deep in his Guinness, and yells out, "You wanker!" at no one in particular.
For those of us with less-than-great sex lives during our marriage, you can make over your sex life post-divorce.
I was raised to conform to a narrative of the good Christian life, and what I am discovering is that God is about busting the status quo of the narratives we have created. God wants us to write different scripts, explore off-beaten paths, and move upward and away from a prescribed life.