Dear Dr. Romance: My husband left to be with a much younger women. The problem became obvious in our marriage 3 years ago. I thought It would be something we would surpass. I was confused and did not act until one Friday night he did not come home to sleep. He came back that Saturday night and my kids were so happy to see him that I did not ask him to leave that night.
We've all been there, those nervous hours (and for some of us that are more anxiety prone, days) before a date with a guy you either just met or recently started dating that you're just so, well, into. You want to make a good impression and you start obsessing about everything from your hair, to what on earth you're going to wear, to those extra few pounds that you want to lose so badly. It's enough to drive a beautiful single girl crazy, and for most of us that's exactly what it does.
Some time ago I worked with a mom who, as a consequence for some unpleasant behaviors, took away her 13-year old son's cell phone for three days. There was a scene with him (let's call him Scott) with the usual retorts -- It's not fair, you can't do that, it's MY phone, and so on. Forty-eight hours later he told her he was glad she took it away from him. Hold the phone! I mean, wait a minute. What's wrong with this picture? It turns out that there is everything right with the picture.
Are you aged? Too many logo's- on your glasses, handbag, shoes and clothing. Yikes enough is enough Too much embroidery and embellishment on clothing especially your jeans. Do I see puff paint? Cheap and clunky accessories- you know what I mean Matching from head to toe. Blend your colors and vary a bit Pantyhose with sandals. Need I say more? Your "ladies" hanging down to your waist. Screams 'matronly mama'
1. What is your top style advice when it comes to dressing up for holiday parties and events? This is the one time of year you can really have fun with your wardrobe, so I say go for it within reason. What I mean is you can 'sparkle but don't burst into flames'. Remember ,if it is a holiday event, plain work clothes won't cut it when the invite reads festive attire.
Sex, making love, physical intimacy, and other words like these conjure up images and thoughts in our minds of some of the most amazing times in your marriage bed. There is passion, romance, toe curling excitement that send shivers down your back. Are you tracking with us? Sex is AWESOME!!! Maybe you hear these words and you aren’t so excited. Sex has become stagnant and boring. Right now you are not sure what to do to get the spark back in your bedroom.
These days, whether I answer or respond to men on OkCupid, Plenty Of Fish or Craiglist, I still want those three things. If you are new (again) to the dating game, here are six signs you are or may be ready for sex.
Many of us were taught before we became disabled or in adolescence that sex entails excitement that grows more and more intense until it results in a climax. The goal is usually seen as orgasm and the release of pent-up sexual tension. We learned about sex in a culture that treats it as sinful and unspeakable, yet uses a medical model to describe it. According to the medical model of sex and orgasm, a buildup of muscular tension leads to a peak, followed by a release - ejaculation for men and contractions of the muscles surrounding the vagina for women.
I remember the moment I became consciously aware that I was in love with two men at the same time. I felt ashamed and contemplated my guilt with a stream of questions.
Worried that you & your spouse are growing in different directions? As long as you're both growing, that's OK. A new book by Morrie & Arleah Shechtman explains why. You hear it all the time from veterans of divorce. "We simply grew apart." It's enough to create a sense of fatalism about marriage itself. It may even inhibit your commitment to personal growth, as you reason, "If I don't pursue my Ph.D. or start the landscaping business I've always dreamed of, I can devote more time to my marriage."