Navigating grown-up relationships isn't too hard, if you can remember the rules Have you noticed how many of us so-called adults have no real knowledge of how to be in a grown-up relationship? I have.
Although I am beginning to assimilate more into the hipster lifestyle of Williamsburg by virtue of living here since early Fall, I was a bit intimidated to walk into a small local theater for fear that I would immediately be spotted as an intruder and inherent lover of the main land.
The moment when you're headed out the door and the night is nothing but potential--that's fun. And romantic. And brave. And way better than a margarita-sodden rendition of "I Will Survive." Again.
You could give these away by themselves as a gift, or chop them up later and use them in biscotti, scones, or biscuits.
Plans for Christmas, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are frequently written right into child custody agreements, but now it's February and the holiday rapidly approaching us is one which rarely, if ever, gets mentioned in custody agreements: Valentine's Day
If Clara looks around her workplace and friends she notices a surplus of single women in her age range. This of course puts her at a disadvantage: if she has to compete with women for fewer available men, she will have to trade below par, or in plain terms, lower her expectations below what she could get in a more gender balanced environment.
Meet Sandy and Jerry Ziering and Martha and Larry Aasen, two couples who have been married for 58 and 60 years respectively as they share their stories of dating, their wedding day and how they continue to make love last.
Now, I'm not saying women should leverage their affections to obtain this, their heart's desire. It's just that for many of us (myself included, at the top of the list!), a little effort goes a long way in setting the mood for love.
Whether it's an enjoyable excuse to go out, an anticipated opportunity to do something over the top or really, truly just another day, Valentine's Day should be what each of us makes of it and nothing more.
I will celebrate on Friday the 13th not out of my keen sense of irony, but because I will be a classroom mom helper for a room full of little loves in Valentine's themed shirts watching them exchange their tiny expressions of love painstakingly autographed with their chubby little hands.
It can use occasions like Valentine's Day to heighten your insecurity and to cause you to doubt or question yourself, your partner and your relationship.
When it comes to Valentine's Day it can be very easy to get caught up in your relationship status, on the content of your relationship or what you are...
What if, instead of celebrating yourself on Valentine's Day, you just were yourself? What if you simply acknowledged that being alone on February 14 can be difficult? I'm not saying wallow in it. I'm saying acknowledge that it is hard.
Our Valentine's Day heartthrob is none other than whistleblower Edward Snowden! You may be wondering why we're crushing so hard after Ed, so here you'll find four reasons that you should have a crush on him too.
As we get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day, I encourage you not to get sucked into the commercialization of the day, but I want you to understand that love is a daily decision of the heart. My journey has taught me a lot about love.
As a parent, you may hate to say no. Maybe you want to dodge the emotional reaction to your child hearing "no" or be your child's friend more than their parent in that moment. Yet, learning to say a quiet firm 'No' is a gift we give to our children and to ourselves.