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5 Good (If Not Great) Reasons For Sleeping Apart

5 Good (If Not Great) Reasons For Sleeping Apart

   1.  Your partner has a cold, the flu or anything otherwise catching   2.  Your partner snores 3.  Your partner steals the covers   4.  Your sleeping partner whacks you, strangles you, hogs the bed, or rolls you in the mattress like a hot dog 5.  Your partner’s feet (or something else) stink it up under the covers     

Falling Off My Shoes

Falling Off My Shoes

Small animals and children risk puncture wounds if they get in my way.  Men who get on the wrong side of these pumps risk injuries I won’t even descibe.  And women run  the risk of back injury, injury to the small bones in their feet, and being crippled for life.   Never mind.   Being part of the sexy pack, we wear such outrageously high shoes that we'll choose self-harm over being caught flat-footed.  

You'll Know Me By The Way I Smell

You'll Know Me By The Way I Smell

It’s my signature scent: coffee and cream.   I wear it on all my clothes, and dash it on rugs and upholstery. Drop drips on sueded shoes. Like a pre-teen soaking stationery in perfume, I’ve been known to drench papers, important or not. There are several drying on papertowels as I write. Coffee and Cream is not an unpleasant way to smell, but it’s not Chanel. It is, however, a more reasonable way to smell than eau de pineapple, which was how I reeked after a shift at the cannery (which is another story).

Keep the Stuffing in the Turkey and Out of Your Family Gathering

Keep the Stuffing in the Turkey and Out of Your Family Gathering

It’s that time again—the beginning of the holiday season. I actually had another topic I was going to address this week in my blog but I succumbed to the pressure I felt (from whom or what, I’m not sure) to write about Thanksgiving. I guess it makes sense to do so as family gatherings provoke a lot of things for many people. For some, the annual get-togethers are something to look forward to—a means to connect and spend time with family. But for many, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a holiday season riddled with anxiety, trepidation, obligation, and conflict.

The #1 Problem with Women’s Online Dating Profiles

The #1 Problem with Women’s Online Dating Profiles

As part of my research as a dating expert, I periodically get online and look through people’s online dating profiles. As you know, when dating online, your profile becomes the one and only link connecting you with interesting men. If you have a well-written profile that represents you, you not only attract more men, but you greatly increase the odds of attracting YOUR kind of men.

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.