First comes love, then comes marriage—as any little girl can tell you. But what if that refrain drowns out the warnings on the way to the altar? Isabel Rose recalls her deliberate march toward marriage and motherhood—and away from her own happiness.
I just broke up with my boyfriend of three years, but he's still hoping we'll end up together. Neither of us is dating anyone new, so we still have "ex-sex" occasionally. He insists he can handle it emotionally, but is it wrong to continue when I have no intention of getting back together with him?
Carolyn See tells a story of an undying love that stayed with her 'til the end. She was able to reconnect with her ex-husband years after their mutually abusive marriage and bitter divorce. And the years apart allowed them to both to gain perspective that no amount of time together could have. Despite his memory loss due to Alzheimer's, they were able to relive the good times and see the bad times in a new light. Though life took them on different paths, their connection brought out a side of her that lives on to this day.
Gail Sheehy; best-selling author and veteran political journalist has another accomplishment on her resume: a 20-year-old marriage‚Äîone with all the right moves. She reflects upon her the long and winding road of her relationship with her husband; Clay Felker.
The first impression your senses catch onto can tell you much about your chemistry, his personality and whether a man's looking for a fling or a relationship. Experts in a variety of fields from speed dating to psychic readings tell us to trust the natural signals we receive from flirting.
For the best advice on sex, love, dating and relationships we ask two experts with personal experience. Cathi Hanauer is the author, most recently, of Sweet Ruin, a novel about love, marriage, and adultery. Daniel Jones is the editor of both the "Modern Love" column for The New York Times, and Modern Love, an anthology derived from the column. They've been married for 15 years, and together they provide a his and hers take on relationship questions. This round: staying close to an ex's family. Question: I'm in the midst of breaking up with my longtime boyfriend, and I'm extremely close to his mother. Realistically, I know that she and I probably can't be in each other's lives anymore, but that breaks my heart. What's my obligation to her as I end this relationship with her son? What can I expect from her going forward, if anything?–L.C., San Francisco, Calif.
Tango talks with actress Kari Matchett about home, her career, her separation and why starting over made her adopt a new attitude about love.
Having recently moved into an apartment in the East Village, the divorced author and mother consults with a feng shui expert to see if anything can help her with new relationships and snaring dates.
For the best advice on sex, love, dating and relationships we ask two experts with personal experience. Cathi Hanauer is the author, most recently, of Sweet Ruin, a novel about love, marriage, and adultery. Daniel Jones is the editor of both the "Modern Love" column for The New York Times, and Modern Love, an anthology derived from the column. They've been married for 15 years, and together they provide a his and hers take on relationship questions. This round: when's the best time to break up?Question: My girlfriend of two years and I are traveling to South America this fall to attend her best childhood friend's wedding. We've been planning this trip for almost a year, including two extra weeks of trekking in the Andes with some friends afterwards. Here's the problem: Without going looking for anything, I met someone else, and I want (and need) to end my current relationship, even though it kills me to think of hurting my girlfriend. If it weren't for this upcoming trip, I would have already done it. Should I tell her what's going on before we go or after we get back? —R.S., Boston, Mass.
Ever notice how when you're feeling down so is your body? Emotional hangovers from stressful episodes; such as spats with our bosses, friends, family or lovers, can bring heartache to the extent of heartburn, palpitations or chest pressure. The key to maintaining your physical health in such times is to recognize that you're emotions affect your biochemistry and taking steps to counteract it. There are a few simple remedies to keep yourself emotionally healthy.
After decades of ignoring red flags, only to sail into disaster each time, I've finally realized that no matter how gorgeous and alluring the new stranger is, you have to quit when a red flag goes up. As soon as it goes up. This isn't as easy it sounds. For starters, you have to learn how to distinguish red flags from mere quirks and annoyances.
Sherry Amatenstein, author of The Q&A Dating Book and Love Lessons from Bad Breakups appeared on TV as a "relationship expert." Magazines, websites and newspapers asked for her wisdom, only Amatenstein herself realized how little she trusted the advice.
When Laura Chavez Silverman's father died, her life fell apart. But then her wonderful, supportive boyfriend proposed marriage. Here, she recalls the battle between love and grief, and learning the meaning of "it's not you, it's me."
The love of her life won’t be the father of her children. Susan King helps one woman make an impossible choice between her desire for her man and for children.