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Is Your Relationship Like Congress?  6 Ways toBreak The Deadlock!

Is Your Relationship Like Congress? 6 Ways toBreak The Deadlock!

Now that the elections are behind us and we are looking forward to the New Year, we patiently wait with anticipation on how Congress will conduct itself in the coming term. As you know, relations between the parties have been at its all-time low. Bickering, threats of filibusters and outright contention have permeated the chambers.

I'm in Love, and Geez It Hurts!

I'm in Love, and Geez It Hurts!

Drum roll, please! Here’s my TOP TEN LIST OF BEST-DOWN-IN-THE-DUMPS-ABOUT-LOVE songs.    1.    I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams 2.    Love Hurts – Roy Orbison   3.    She’s Out of My Life – Michael Jackson 4.    In My Life – The Beatles   5.    Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton 6.    Even Now – Barry Manilow

How Thanksgiving Can Help You Overcome Heartache [EXPERT]
Are you heartbroken?

How Thanksgiving Can Help You Overcome Heartache

If you have suffered a tragedy this year—a loss of employment, loss of your home, a divorce or even a death—you may not feel as if there is much to celebrate or to give thanks for this holiday season. However, I respectfully disagree! This is exactly the time to give thanks.

It Takes a Penis to Fix a Computer

It Takes a Penis to Fix a Computer

She tried to fix it herself.  Honest. This is another “without fail” story. And if you’re a woman who speaks that binary computer mumbo dot jumbo, spare me. Go fix a good pot roast or something; then we’ll talk. I am not a stupid woman. Even though I have trouble with the times table for seven, I am not diminished; I’ve never had to use 7 x 8 in real life, anyway. Hear me roar.

And Baby Makes Three

And Baby Makes Three

  I used to think that if something didn’t turn out right (cake batter or laundering a stained blouse, say) the way to apply a fix was to add something.  More flour to the batter.  An applique over the stain.  I’d like to say those solutions worked, but we both know better. So why do we seek to add a BIG COMPLICATION to an already-complicated situation?  I’m not talking returning a dog to the pound because he digs under the fence.  Or changing your mind about that four grand worth of furniture.

Even If Your Story Stinks, Be Thankful for It

Even If Your Story Stinks, Be Thankful for It

A friend once said, “One day you won’t feel the need to tell everyone this awful story”.  She was so right. I was terribly hurt about 15 years ago, and for a long time afterwards, I wanted to tell my friends, and anyone who would listen, the story.  I guess I got something out of seeing their eyes bulging and hearing their gasps.  They just couldn’t believe that while I was nurturing a newborn baby, and chasing around a 2-year-old, their father was off having an affair with a younger woman. 

The Day Cancer Came in the Mail

The Day Cancer Came in the Mail

  I love getting mail, the real kind you don’t have to print out.  The kind you have to get out of your chair for.  So I was excited to see my friend’s return address in the pile, and it wasn’t just because the envelope didn’t hold a bill.

5 Ways to Make Sex More Sensual

5 Ways to Make Sex More Sensual

When you hear the word “sensual” you are most likely going to relate it to something sexual.  If someone says to you, “You should try these strawberries.  They are the most sensual fruit I have ever tasted,” where does your mind go?  Does it click in on just the fact that those strawberries must have been ripened to perfection?  Or does your mind instantly click to a sexy image of biting into the fruit?  What if someone offers to take you on a sensual journey?  The first thing that probably comes to mind is the sexual scenario implied

How To Handle Your Mother-In-Law During The Holidays [EXPERT]
How do you handle your in-laws?

How To Handle Your Mother-In-Law During The Holidays

Family problems can be difficult to manage at any time, but during the holidays, the stress that surrounds them seems to be worse. All around us, we're bombarded by images of happy families and there seems to be a societal pressure for everyone to live up to these images. Sometimes though, that's just not possible to do.

In Sickness and in Health?  That Depends.

In Sickness and in Health? That Depends.

One would think wedding vows are unambiguous.  Straightforward.  No subtext, no exceptions.  Love is love. Right?“ "Not so,” say some men.  “If you get really sick or disabled, I’m outta here.” A study published in the journal Cancer reported that, of the 515 married patients with serious cancer or multiple sclerosis followed over 5 years, the divorce rate was about the same as among the general population, 11.6%.  The difference was that women were 6 times more likely to be the ones bei