In 2004, my 5'7" father weighed 268 pounds and was diabetic. He was in a dire state. He'd struggled with his weight for years, but some devastating news from his doctor gave him the wake-up call he needed: if he didn't do something to drop the weight, he would, in all likelihood, die in five years. So, under his doctor's stern recommendation, my dad underwent lapband surgery that same year. Sure, his life was at stake, but somehow, I don't think that was his biggest motivator to get lap-band surgery. I think his decision was about something much bigger than himself.
From moving far from home to your taking better control of your health, we've rounded up three accounts from real women about what they gave up for amour.
Whether you're too shy to buy or you've grown bored with your extensive erotica library, the web offers an ever-growing supply of sexy stories, limited only by our collective imaginations. From straight-up sex to tales of BDSM with the Saved by the Bell gang (really), we found the sites that give you the best free erotica on the net.
After suffering a crushing breakup at age 34, Suzanne worried that she might not meet someone else in time to have kids. Though she never mentioned wanting to have a family with her dates, she couldn't help sizing up every man for his fatherhood potential. If she felt under that much pressure, she reasoned, her dates could sense it too. But as soon as she stashed away 31 eggs in the freezer to give herself more time to find a partner, she felt her anxiety float away.
Summertime and the flirting is easy. With long days and sultry nights, even adults can't resist that carefree "school's out" feeling. In Susan Andersen's "Some Like It Hot", the second book in her Razor Bay series, summer brings new girl Harper Summerville to the idyllic town of Razor Bay, Washington for a seasonal job. But work quickly becomes pleasure when Harper meets Max Bradshaw, the town's sexy deputy sheriff.
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I find it very unsettling that we're more comforted by the notion that Huma is a heartless, self-serving, political mastermind than we are by the other option: that Huma knows her husband better than anyone, sees him for his flaws, for the pain he has caused and continues to cause her, and loves him anyway. Because that is just too hard for us to swallow.
Welcome to the first installment of Love & Learn, a new column devoted to lessons of the heart, straight from the stars we love. Here, Gabrielle Reece—U.S. volleyball icon, former model, wife, mother and author of the just-released My Foot Is Too Big For The Glass Slipper—shares a few things she knows about love after 17 years of marriage, three children—and the usual number of arguments.
Kate Taylor's piece in the New York Times, "Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game Too", caused quite a stir by putting a sexy new slant on hook-up culture: It's women in control, not men, who are driving the trend. But hooking up cannot replace or come close to fulfilling the human need for real connection. It doesn't make us smarter, stronger or more in control to avoid connection and intimacy. It doesn't set us up to be better or happier than the women who came before us. It just sets us up to be disappointed in a different way.
Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the "secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship." Kevin's response wasn't short, it wasn't simple, but it rang true. So what do happy, long-lasting couples like Kevin and his wife know about long-term love that many of us don't? These 10 secrets of highly successful couples.
When it comes to our sex lives, we’re not exactly dissatisfied—but almost all of us would like to make some improvements, according to a recent study from adultshop.com.
As a woman who's been madly, desperately in love before, who has felt like a complete person while giving and receiving love -- and who's been pulverized by love as well -- I got to a place where I thought, "Hey, whoa...do I really want more of this love stuff?" Regardless of the answer, one thing's for sure: Right now, I'm single on purpose, and that's not always a 'condition' that needs to be cured.
We seem to have lost patience with everything. We don't read books like we used to. We channel surf. We move on if a web page takes more than five seconds to download. A major problem we face as a society is that relationships — the bedrock of our society — are being treated with the same impatience as everything else.
This month, Grace Bonney — founder of the uber popular decor & DIY blog DesignSponge — became one of the internet's most unlikely LGBT celebrities. On June 10, Bonney announced that her high-profile marriage to her husband, Aaron Coles, had come to an end. She also came out as a lesbian. YourTango had the opportunity to talk with Grace about the the liberation (and anxiety) of coming out and the unexpected reaction to her surprising public announcement.
A new survey from Durex and YourTango.com, the digital leader in love and relationships, shatters common misperceptions on what engenders sexual satisfaction. The survey reveals that the heart is what matters most when it comes to great sex.