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Thanks, Moms

Richard Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Being a mother today is no harder or easier than it ever was. It's always been a really tough job. But what my mother and my wife have in common seem to be things that have allowed them to succeed in different ways.

'Chloe and Poppie Go to the White House'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since becoming a grandfather two years ago, I've really been on a roll. But nothing could top taking my granddaughter, Chloe, to Washington, D.C., for the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted. Whatever sports analogy you conjure, things are far from even. And the "call" is in the eye of the beaten-down beholder.

7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

Khadija's existence precedes mine by more than 1,400 years; and, if I can at the very least, continuously strive to emulate her character, I will consider myself a success in life.

Life After Death: A Widow In The World

Melissa Gould | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

I am definitely a blank screen for everyone's projections. Lots of people need me to be OK. Some need me to be sad -- aren't all widows supposed to be sad? Others seem happy for my happiness, although slightly bewildered -- are widows supposed to be happy?!

Mom's the Word for Kitty

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.01.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of starting a scandal involving promiscuous sex and teenage pregnancy, I have been living in a cathouse for almost two decades. And the madam of the establishment was the mother of nine children.

15 Things I'm Embarrassed To Admit I Need From My Future Wife

YourTango | Posted 03.24.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

I hope you don't overlook me because I'm not that tall, dark and handsome guy that you always seem to notice.

'Poppie Joins the Club'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.17.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that the chairman and CEO of the American Grandparents Association, famed rock music impresario Steve Leber, also is known as Poppie to his seven grandchildren.

'A Very Social Security Guard'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.05.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Herbert "Doc" Koenig is a security guard in the building where I work. He don't need no stinking badge (he has an ID card with a photo of his goateed visage and the word "Doc" under it) and he doesn't carry a pistol, mainly because he is one. But he does have a rapier wit that could disarm the most suspicious intruder.

How to Be a Better Wife

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.02.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

When I got married I was utterly clueless because I hadn't had any long-term relationships before him, but now I have something to work with and so I have decided to make a game plan.

5 Strategies for Creating a Winning Marriage

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.26.2015 | Weddings
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There are several keys to being an effective partner in a marriage. First and foremost you have to know yourself well enough to be wise to your motivations, quirks, downfalls and strengths which will impact your marriage and you must know those same elements in your partner.

'I Can't Stand My Best Friend's Husband': 7 Steps to Take Before Changing Your Relationship with Your Friend

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.20.2015 | Weddings
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Do all that you can to take the pressure off your friend and focus on finding a common ground with her husband and only confront her about him on the things he does which directly affect you.

Life After Death: A Surreal Reality

Melissa Gould | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

Joel was my husband and the love of my life. He died 15 months ago, and what seemed so surreal for the first year is now simply real, although still impossibly hard to comprehend.

5 Confessions of a 'Type A' Working Mom, Wife and Day Dreamer

Traci Bild | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Traci Bild

As a society, we are quick to judge -- not just others, but ourselves. While we teach our kids about bullying, we fail to admit we live with one in our head.

Why I Don't Want to Be My Husband's Wife

Alexandra T. Mai | Posted 03.29.2015 | Weddings
Alexandra T. Mai

Reflecting on my own upcoming marriage, I don't buy into the idea that I'd be the gentle caregiver preoccupied with the household and children while my husband, the strong breadwinner, occupies his mind with the family's finances and ponders the 'big things' thoughtfully by swirling his scotch.

The Inside Story

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If there is one kind of doctor I could never be, it's a gastroenterologist. Aside from the fact that I'm a gasbag, the reason is simple: When it comes to invasive medical procedures that involve the exploration of cavities not treated by a dentist, I don't know which end is up.

Rx for Infidelity: When Infidelity Has Invaded Your Head, Heart and Sexual Health

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.18.2015 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There are many residual wounds that linger long after the affair for all couples but if the cheated-on person was given an STD this has many deeper layers of anger, hurt and betrayal, which further exacerbate the experience of infidelity.

The Tale of the Tape

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.21.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of being challenged to a fight by Sylvester Stallone, who could beat me with one hand tied behind his back (though I might have a chance if he were blindfolded, too), I am going to call my ongoing kidney stone saga "Rocky."

How I Lost My Wife to An iPad and How I Plan to Get Her Back: A Year Later

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 02.15.2015 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Did I indeed win the battle for the heart and soul of my amazing wife and beat the little tin man for her devotion and adoration -- not to mention quality time spent? Or did I lose ground?

Hey, Ladies, This Conservative Blogger Wants You To Stop 'Destroying Your Husband'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings

A piece about how to stop destroying your husband and your marriage has elicited plenty of attention this week, with some slamming the advice as compl...

What I Finally Figured Out After 25 Years Of Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person's individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

How Saying 'She's Out Of My League' Hurt My Marriage

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

It became my go-to response and elicited laughs every time. Unfortunately, it stopped being a joke when, somewhere along the line, it became my reality.

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

'They Grow Up So Fast!'...and Other Cliché Phrases

Denice Duff | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Denice Duff

I came home from the airport to quiet house with an empty laundry hamper, the sink devoid of dirty dishes and a bathroom counter I could actually see. And I thought to myself, there are two things that are keeping me from sobbing from loneliness.