No longer the dowdy older depressed empty nester, we are discovering a full and fabulous life after children leave home.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that ALL of their ideas are good ones. In fact, many are silly, impossible or end up setting a bad precedent. Donuts and chocolate cake for breakfast? Drawing with permanent markers while sitting on your new couch? Of course not. However, many of the things they complain about when it comes to their parents are right on the money.
Along with the excitement of being in a new relationship comes the feelings of butterflies and a well of hope that this person could be The One. Usually these emotions last during the Honeymoon Phase, the first few months of dating where everything seems picture perfect. While going through this euphoric stage, it's important to also manage your expectations from the other person. Once your feet come back down to earth and you remove your rose colored glasses, you may begin to see things differently.
Are you dating a lesbian who has children? Is it challenging or amazing? Likely, it's a bit of both.
When my husband and I walked out of the SAG screening of Silver Linings Playbook last Monday he said, "This movie is about love." He also said he could relate to Bradley Cooper's part. Whatever the emotional struggle men have in the world, this movie exemplified them. For some men, dealing with feelings is simply foreign territory and overwhelming. Last night in our Soho neighborhood in New York City, a building was destroyed by fire in a dispute between a man and his wife. He set fire to the building.
Yes, we choose who we give our hearts to, but here's the thing: I wasn't choosing with my head. I wasn't even choosing with my heart. I was choosing with my vagina.
Believe it or not, there are some ways women can benefit from taking a cue from our male counterparts. John Gray says that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, and I agree. So, let's take a look at what we can learn from our Martian brothers.
How doing perpetuates unhealthy relationship patterns It wasn’t until I was 40 years old that I understood Albert Einstein’s quote, “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” Up until then, I kept attracting relationships that only went so far.
Here we are at the beginning of the New Year, fresh back at work and back at school, with sights set on making this year the one to reach our goals in diet and fitness. Weight loss is cited to be the Number 1 Resolution on everyone’s list! Smoking cessation and increased physical activity are close behind.
Those living under rocks tend not to hear of the latest fads and crazes. But sixty-five million copies across thirty-seven countries, it is unlikely even those living Ayers Rock wouldn’t have heard of the exploits of Anastasia and Christian. The trilogy of erotic fiction exploded through book clubs and library circles in 2011, and we’re still feeling the aftershocks even now of the book that rocked the world. But was it good for you?