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His and hers toothbrushes
Much like toothbrushes, some chores can't be shared.

His And Hers: How To Define Roles In A Relationship

The piles of clean clothes are piled up on the couch in the basement waiting to be folded. The dirty clothes hampers are overflowing in every room. There is no time to wash! Go out and by a new outfit to wear to the party doesn't sound like a bad idea. The kids need help with their homework. Why not have the oldest child help the younger siblings? Where's mom?! She's tucked away in her office or on the couch glued to her Smartphone or laptop plugging away trying to meet some deadline. 'Dinner?! Oh! crap. Just order a pizza'.

How to Campaign for a Better Relationship

How to Campaign for a Better Relationship

By Tanni Deb With Election Day around the corner, this is the best time to campaign for a better relationship. Whether that means leaning to the left with a liberal approach or moving toward the right with a more conservative one, you deserve the best you can get. Use the following guidelines and you just may win a vote from that special someone: To find the perfect partner:

Keeping the Excitement in Sex While Trying To Conceive

Keeping the Excitement in Sex While Trying To Conceive

When you and your partner have made the decision to start a family, you are beginning the next chapter of your lives. In many cases, getting pregant can take a few months, and in some couples, it can even take longer than a year. First and foremost, it is that you and your partner both get checked up by your health care provider just to make sure there are no underlying health issues that can affect your ability to conceive.

kitchen
These cupboard doors are shut. The ones in my house are not.

Is This Normal? He Won't Shut The Cupboard Doors!

I thought our house was haunted. Every morning and evening, the cupboard doors would be hanging wide open, like some lazy poltergeist had come through. I thought it was my fault.

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Write For Us And Win Free Coffee!

We love you and we know you love coffee. Ergo,  are offering a $5 Starbucks card to people who post in the YourTango community blog. Winners are chosen by how many times an article is shared on Facebook, tweeted or commented on, so if you want to win, tell your friends! Write for YourTango And Win A Starbucks Gift Card Four weeks ago we had you write about your sexy celeb crushes. Three weeks ago, we asked you to write about boobs. Two weeks ago, we wanted you to write about masks. And boy did you deliver. And last week the topic was love and booze.

Self Revelations We All Deserve

Self Revelations We All Deserve

          Its funny sometimes the situations we allow ourselves to get wrapped up in before we realize we deserve so much better. The extent we'll go to be the perfect person, support and partner. How often does it seem one sided, incomplete? How often are WE actually happy in the end? It seems in some of us, love --or the potential of love and happy endings--awakens the masochistic demons that cause us so much suffering.

On Being RIGHT UP FRONT.

On Being RIGHT UP FRONT.

Hi, Folks. This is the second article in a series of five dealing with the release of emotional pain and physical cellular memory resulting from physical abuse and, more particularly, sexual abuse in women. The specific aim of this exercise and the three to follow is to help abuse survivors get back in touch with their bodies and to help them become re-acquaitned with the beauty and pleasure potential of their bodies. Those Round, Bouncy, Jiggly Mounds On A Woman’s Chest.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side of the Caribbean

Take a Walk on the Wild Side of the Caribbean

It’s that time of year again when the winter blues start to kick in and people begin to daydream of a tropical holiday vacation. Many of us push aside the idea of a Caribbean getaway because we feel that it’s either too expensive or not a place for folks who are single. Well, if you think the Caribbean is for couples only or people with money, it’s time to think again.

Immature...Or Forever Young?

Immature...Or Forever Young?

So, yes, I’m mostly pleased with my Spinsterlicious life...but maybe I’m a little odd, too. I dunno. My friend, Lorraine, has an adorable son, AJ. One day he asked his parents, “Is Auntie Eleanore a grown-up?” I loved it because I was sure he was implying, “she’s so youthful and cool and fun, she couldn’t possibly be as old as you two are!” (His parents are actually younger than I am). Alas, turns out he was saying something really different. What he meant was “…because she doesn’t have a husband or any children”.

From the Mouths of Men

From the Mouths of Men

I’m fortunate enough to have a good number of “guyfriends.” They’re like girlfriends, but… well, they’re guys. So they put a whole different spin on conversation. We don’t talk about the latest nail polish colors or <yawn> the what can become when talking with women… tiresome topic of children; rather, we talk about the stock market, business ideas, or how their boat is running, the work they’re doing to it, and the next trip they’re gonna take on it.