In fifth grade the title of our social studies text book was People Need People. When I consider all the lesson I’ve learned about friendship over the years the title might well have read Girlfriends Need Girlfriends. Because most women are polite and loving they rarely say things that seem like a collective slam on the sisterhood, but the truth will set us all free. And the truth is, at their finest women are nurturing, resilient, warm, brilliant beings that can support each other through anything.
Demi likely got a nasty surprise when the papers outed Ashton’s rumored wild night in a hot tub recently. Why was it a shock? Because Demi wasn’t there. Unless they have an open arrangement, they are going to have to do a lot of work to repair their marriage from the hurt, deceit and embarrassment caused by this scandal. While your relationship may not be making headline news, women across the world will have to plow through the same trials that Demi may soon go through, after finding out that their partner has betrayed them.
When I was 19 years old I remember looking at a couple in the mall, walking hand in hand. She was a Plain Jane and he was a Chubby Charlie. As they gleefully passed me by on the escalator I secretly wondered, “What could such a boring looking couple be so darn happy about?” I felt bad for them and wondered had they ever known the kind of pulsating excitement that can only be delivered compliments of a bad boy or girl. Back in those days if a guy didn’t have an edge, I wasn’t interested.
Dear Dr Tammy, My husband works a lot and doesn’t get home from work until late in the evenings. I have an office in the house and take care of the kids. At night we are both exhausted and many times fall asleep in front of the TV. We used to have a great sex life. But we seem to be drifting apart. I’m getting resentful, and I worry about our relationship. Thanks for your help, Desperate in Dallas
Have you been through a break up lately? Did you leave your boyfriend or is it the other way around? Have you thought about getting together again? If you answer YES to that last question, here are some things you need to know before you try to get your ex boyfriend back. 1. Who broke up with who?
By Meagan McCrary I’m not sure who first came up with the concept of being selected versus being selective when it comes to relationships, but my co-author (and former roommate), Natasha Burton, brought it to my attention a few years ago when I was going through I very rough patch in my dating career. Talk about an ah-ha moment of clarity. Seemingly simple, to me, the concept was profound.
Newsflash. Kat Von D. has called off her engagement to Jesse James…AGAIN! Wow. I am so surprised. I can’t imagine why getting engaged to a man who is a known adulterer who lives halfway across the country didn’t lead to a trip down the aisle. I’m as surprised by this as I am that President Obama didn’t fix the healthcare problem in our country. You see, if you pay attention in life, you will find it easy to see the patterns.
One of the seemingly most common trip-ups in dating is that the two people in the so-called relationship have differing opinions about what kind of relationship they're in. Invariably, someone's feelings get hurt because expectations are different from what is actually being delivered. She thinks they're BF-GF, and he thinks they're just "friends"...with a really loose definition of what a friend is. This happens a lot. Here's a way to make it happen less, a way to tell if the guy is serious about you:
Most divorcing couples find that they are in a period of high conflict. Some have experienced constant arguments and fights for months or years; some are reacting to a sudden change of heart. However they arrive at the decision, a couple who has decided to divorcce did not reach the decision lightly. Reaching the decision to divorce should be the be the hardest part of the decision - not the process of working out the terms of the the divorce.
Regardless of the person's rationalization for getting an abortion, the ripple-affect of the decision goes far beyond just one or two people making a "choice." While permanent decisions should never be made during a time of emotional vulnerability, this is what happens when a woman alone, or a woman and a man together, decide to terminate a pregnancy.