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What Lurks Behind the Word 'Wife'?

TueNight | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
TueNight

I surprised myself with the revelation that there has always been something about the word "wife" that bothered me deep down. It felt unequal.

On the Fence

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise?

Our Italian Anniversary Trip: He Went for the Soccer, I Went for Sicily. What We Got Was the Surprise of a Lifetime

Denice Duff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Denice Duff

While in Sicily something magical happened on one day, without any planning or use of technology... Just me, my husband and two bad photocopies of a picture of my great-grandmother and a street in her village, Sperlinga.

Is It Really OK to Deny Your Spouse Sex?

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Do you owe your spouse sex? If you stop having sex with your spouse, is he or she justified in having an affair? Is the denial of sex just as much as a betrayal as infidelity?

10 Things You Learn When You're in a Good Relationship

Allison Renner | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Allison Renner

Don't expect your partner to read your mind, or to bring you breakfast in bed, or to offer to wash the dishes. It's not going to happen. You can't expect anything from anyone -- you have to make your desires known.

"How to Babysit a Grandma"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go. My granddaughter, Chloe, doesn't have to take such a circuitous r...

10 Cheating Excuses That Are Bound To Make You Mad

Zondra Hughes | Posted 09.21.2014 | Divorce
Zondra Hughes

I'm blessed to have a lot of male Facebook friends and I've decided to milk these friendships for as much information that I can get. And that brings me to today's installment the: Top 10 Reasons Why Men Cheat.

Surviving 18 Months Traveling With My Wife

Kip Patrick | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Was surviving our sojourn an achievement worth noting on a resume? And more importantly, am I so terrible a travel partner as to note mere survival as a successful outcome? This would require serious thought.

The Dos and Don'ts of Pregnancy

Gavin Shulman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Do sleep on your left side. This is best for air-flow to the baby. Don't touch me. Can't you get into bed without touching me?

"Cool Customers"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima If you can't stand the heat, get out of the family room. Or, even better, buy a new air conditioner. That's what my wife, Sue, and I...

The Trophy Wife Doesn't Exist and Actually Never Has

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

In 1989, Julie Connelly coined the term 'trophy wife'. The editor of Fortune Magazine, she wrote an article that defined these women differently than we do today. She wrote, "This trophy does not hang on the wall like a moose head -- she works. Hard."

"Talking the Talk"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was about 12 years old, my father and I had The Talk. It was such a traumatic experience that I remember only two things about...

Engagement Red Flags: Marry Or Move On

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

So you're in a relationship and considering the long term. For most, this means marriage and the thought of growing old together -- soul mates for life. But for some, the challenges during dating and into engagement make them wonder.

The Real Cure for Divorce and Adultery... and It's Not What You Think

Lisa Haisha | Posted 07.29.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Haisha

Can something as simple as heart-centered communication really be the solution?

10 Tips for Husbands to Help Them Understand Their Wives

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weddings
Chrissy Kelly

It's the best thing I've ever done in my whole entire life, and I'm so grateful to stay at home with them -- AND I'm exhausted. Exhilarated and exhausted. You can be both.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.

We Great Parents: A Little Perspective Please

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Marco Cáceres

I just returned from a vacation in France with my wife. It was great. Two weeks of walking through Paris, eating at brasseries, drinking wine and cham...

You Won't Believe What This 68-Year-Old Woman Is Capable Of

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices

77-year-old body builder Ernestine Shepherd isn't the only one who knows that "age is just a number." 68-year-old runner Sandy Rue is also proof of th...

Dear Family Whisperer: How Do I Deal With My MIL (Mother-in-Law)?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

As you get to know each other, you'll find common ground, and it won't feel like you're on opposite sides. It will never be "perfect"--no relationship is. But if you work at the relationship, you just might learn from each other.

The Hole Truth

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.22.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am not a Rhodes Scholar because I have holes in my head, but I recently became a roads scholar because I learned how to patch holes in a road despite being suspended after only 10 minutes on the job.

If My Wife Were a Crouton

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

How would I love her? Wouldn't be easy. But I have to find a way. Whether she's floating in soup, on top of a salad or sitting in a bag, unused, I wou...

The Big Question: Is He/She Good Enough for Marriage?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.08.2014 | Weddings
Rym Tina Ghazal

Lying, sometimes even to oneself, being selfish, fearing being alone and stringing somebody along just to feel good about oneself is not acceptable. It is immature.

A Twin-Win Situation

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though I am cons...

The Dollhouse Years

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

I see it all around me, women who shrug and describe their purpose as being a wife or a mother when those are roles, not purposes. A ring finger and a uterus do not a calling make (Yoda-speak for think bigger).

Why We Should Thank the 'Princeton Mom'

Nia Hamm | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Nia Hamm

As a young, professional, 20-something who has spent my adult years focused on my own career goals while fumbling parts of my personal and professional life along the way, one thing I've learned is that at some point women, and particularly career oriented women, need to be very honest about what they want both in their professional and personal lives.