In a recent post by The Atlantic Monthly, the University of Virginia's National Marriage Project reports college educated women make more money when they delay marriage.
Mothers-in-law get a bad rap in our culture. TV shows, movies, books and jokes all liken the critical shrew of a mother-in-law to the Wicked Witch of the West. In reality there are as many fab mother-in-laws as there are self-centered ones. In addition, a father-in-law could just as easily be the source of conflict. When you choose a life partner you also enter a new family. Nonetheless, it's important to remember that the new family you create together receives priority. This shift in energy is bound to create problems.
Remember your sex ed class? Do you remember it fondly, or with dread? My own high school sex ed program --- more than 25 years ago --- took a whopping 10 minutes. The priest led my classmates and me in the Lord's Prayer, and then reassured us that we would eventually grow out of the urge to masturbate. That was it. Lesson over. Incomplete though it was, I also have to give Father Frank credit.
YourTango conducted a survey of over 100 mental health professionals to learn what it takes for a man to be considered "husband material." According to the results, the top three traits marriage-oriented people look for in a man are: his ability to communicate, honesty and reliability. So, besides these three fairly obvious characteristics, what else matters in a potential life partner? We queried the experts to find out.
Let me warn you! My ideas about school and education are anything but conventional... How are your kids doing in school? Do they excel in their studies? Are they given attention for what they need to improve? Do they fit in? Are they HAPPY in school? Do they even like it?
Here's a question I ask each of my personal matchmaking clients: What if your next first date would be the last one of your entilre life? What if that person were to be The One you've been hoping to find and then your dating days would be over forever. Would you feel like you missed out on a bunch of great dating experiences or would it be a blessing if your next first date were to be your last?
In my recent survey, an amazing 79% people said that Managing-up/Self-promotion is the most challenging aspect of their work. I didn’t expect it at all! I then started thinking about it more and realized it is the tip of the iceberg. Based on my experience the real issue underneath is our reactive mode. A more effective approach is to be purposeful of our engagement and align it with our bigger vision and core values. Deviations are fine as long as they are exceptions rather than the rule- as it doesn’t sustain for very long.
I remember once conversing with my late mother when I was young, and she confessed that she felt "old" when she got engaged. I was like, "Really? You were not even thirty years of age yet!" (my late mother was 27 when my father proposed to her). She said in her generation, most women's biggest fear was to grow old and become labeled as an "old maid" and/or a "spinster," two unflattering terms used to describe women who were 35 years of age or older who had never married and never had any children.
I grew up with Pope Francis — that's what we called my father who shares the same first name. Born the only girl in an uber Irish Catholic family, we celebrated many Irish and Catholic traditions that made no sense to me until I read Frank McCourt's book Angela's Ashes; then, everything about my childhood and my father, the Pope, finally made sense.
Sensuality is the foundation of your sexuality. In order to get erotically turned on, you must be aware of your senses and all the potential pleasure that surrounds you in every moment. In our wired world, we often focus on so much digital stimulation that we forget to tune into the physical, sensual world around us. To become more erotically alive, take some time to focus on enjoying the full potential of your sensuality.