If you and your partner both want to, it’s fine to have sex on Labor Day. Just don’t turn your sex into Labor Day. Sex is neither complicated nor simple, and it’s neither play nor drudgery. It can be any of these—it just depends on how you approach it. Too many people unintentionally make sex complicated and full of anxiety, effort, and disappointment—and then they blame sex.
Jill woke up, looked across at the tangled sheets on the other bed and wondered, with a slight catch in her breath, whether a miracle had occurred and Anthony had actually remembered their anniversary. She took some deep breaths. After 14 years and three kids, can you expect it? The magazine articles all said yes, you should get something, some acknowledgement that you had somehow managed to last 14 years together. She carefully washed her face and got dressed. She decided to wear something attractive, something nice.
Congratulations on your engagement! This is one of the most exciting times in many of our lives. You very likely are swept up in all sorts of yummy brain chemistry as you’re in the honeymoon phase of your relationship and gearing up to walk down the aisle with your honey. As much as your loving feelings for each other feel amazing, this inherently causes many couples to forget to have some pretty important conversations.
When I was 24 years old I fell madly in love. I was madly in love for three weeks, and then spent the next 30 years struggling to regain and maintain that wonderful feeling. In the course of my long marriage and in the many years I've been counseling individuals and couples, I've learned what it takes to keep love alive, and what diminishes the feelings and experience of love.
I say "Yes, there are!" Lots of men who are considered good or even great are out there. The question is, “What is good for you?” It’s most important that you are clear on what you desire in your relationship. Most of your desires come from your subconscious and have been placed there by someone else. For instance, what did your mother, grandmother, aunts and older siblings say about a “good” man.
Most of us assume that married couples who decide to “take a break” from their relationships are simply pressing the ‘pause’ button on a pre-determined, fatal outcome. But what if stepping back and giving yourself a mental vacation was the thing that actually SAVED your marriage? With our national divorce rate averaging approximately fifty percent of all couples, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way out of this crisis?
We’ve all had those moments where you rush through a meal and not only can’t remember what you ate, but just didn’t enjoy anything you put into your mouth. The pace of our busy lifestyles leave very little wiggle room to shop, create, and savor the meals that we desire and eat.
So, J.C. Penney apologized for its now infamous shirt that says I'm Too Pretty to Do My Homework and a spokesperson for the company told ABC News, "We've immediately discontinued sales of that T-shirt. It was only online... We agreed that the shirt does not deliver an appropriate message."
First, let me say that the kids always come first. Nonetheless, I am what one would refer to as a high-maintenance mama. Yes, I take excellent care of my skin. I get monthly facials. And yes, I taught my daughter about skin care while I was in the process of maintaining my own. I taught her not only about facial skin care, but also about using sunscreen regularly. To this day, she reminds me about applying sunscreen to the areas especially vulnerable to sun damage.
While some men just aren't Mr. Boyfriend Material, others just need clear communication from you about what you want, need and expect from them. To make things trickier, many women have difﬁculty articulating exactly what they're looking for. That said, imagine if you knew the following: