Today I found out the truth about something I already suspected. I learned that my ex, who I spent nearly five years with and almost married, lied to me, multiple times to my face, about having an inappropriate relationship with a female coworker. During the initial part of our break, which lasted exactly three months from mid-September to mid-December of 2008, I was under the impression that my ex had our eventual reunion in mind, after he worked through various issues with the help of a therapist. That he hoped, in the end, that we would get back together. He didn't know if that was where we would end up, but that's what he told me he hoped. And I believed him.
As I watched them work, I felt a thousand miles away from my staff job, and a million miles away from business as I knew it. It wasn't just a gender thing; I was seeing physical evidence of that tectonic shift we've all been reading about for years. The corporate office as safe haven from domestic reality is finally dying. Here are my pregnant wife and her friend, a newly single mom, venturing forth together into the wide world on the deck of a new business model. No doubt about it: this is Oz territory.
Today we stumbled upon two studies touting how physical attractiveness plays a role in sperm and their swimming skills. According to scientists, evolution has caused "sperm loads" to thicken or thin depending on how much sex the male gets. Also, men may be able to control their the amount of seminal fluid they ejaculate depending on how attractive they find the female.
Love Bytes: Five must-click sex, love and relationship links.
If you're a fan of soap operas, specifically Falcon Crest or The Bold and the Beautiful, you may be familiar with long-haired lover-boy Lorenzo Lamas. Well, things aren't going to great for the soap star; in fact, the drama has spilled out of the daytime and into his real life. Back in 2002 Lorenzo was on his fourth wife (anyone know what number he's on now?), Playboy model Shauna Sand. They divorced after the unlucky hunk learned wifey was having an affair with Lorenzo's 18-year-old son, A.J., according to Star. How's that for life imitating art?
You've been friends all for a long time. You tell each other everything, even who you're dating and how it's going. Then suddenly it happnens. The change when suddenly this comfortable, easy-going friendship takes on a new form and becomes a burgeoning romantic relationship. Here are four signs that you and your guy friend are turning into a romantic item.
Massachusetts is suing the federal government because they think the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says this denies gay and lesbian couples federal income tax credits, employment and retirement benefits, health insurance coverage and Social Security payments
YourTango this week was purely legendary. That's right, there's no wait for it with us because this stuff is too good to miss. From legendary Cosmo editors Bonnie Fuller and Helen Gurley Brown to New Kids on the Block, if it was big with love and relationships, we had it. And in case you were too busy mourning (or celebrating?) Michael Jackson, here's this week's best from YourTango.
Have you ever wondered what goes on in your neighbors' bedrooms? Well, we're here to tell you. No, we didn't go all Patriot Act on strangers. We just read the results of Trojan's recent sex survey. Turns out, if your neighbors are like 75 percent of Americans 18 or older, they have had sex within the past year. Which means, if Trojan's random sample of 1,000 people is indicative, a quarter of adult Americans have not had sex within the last 12 months. Of course, unsurprisingly, both the frequency of sex and reported satisfaction with it goes down with age. Sigh.
Love Bytes: Five must-click sex, love and relationship links. Embarrassing marriage proposals, the G-Spot, work romances and involuntary celibacy.