A guy sitting next to me on the bus the other day kept looking over my shoulder to check out the book on my lap. When I stuffed it in my bag, he asked, “what are you reading?” Slightly embarrassed, I told him, “it’s called, Love, an Inner Connection.” “What’s it about?” Self-help books and pseudo-spiritual tomes I’ve always considered hokey. Human beings are fantastically complicated, a lifetime isn’t long enough to discover all the nooks and crannies in one person’s psyche. Merge two of these creatures in a relationship and they’d need at least a couple centuries to figure one another out. For every self-help “rule” about relating, you’ll find a thousand situations that break it. So, when a friend suggested Love, an Inner Connection, my first reaction was to gag. But since the book’s based in Jungian psychology and ancient Chinese philosophy, I gave it a whirl. Here’s the gist: there’s the “essential” self and the ego. The
HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
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Recently, I met up with a couple old friends, a married woman and a single gal enjoying the fruits of a new romance. I told them about all my turbulent relationships, joking about the slackers and bad boys, the commitment-phobes and jerky alpha-males who’d come into my life since we’d last seen each other. “Oh, I’ve been there loads of times,” my married friend said after I described my most recent run-in with a sexy, relationship-shy stoner. She’d been there loads of times? Shocking. Married women, especially once they’re moms, seem to me so organized and fulfilled, it’s hard to imagine any of these poised individuals knocking around with losers. But once I thought about it, I remembered all the other married women I know who’ve admitted to the same sordid pasts. My friend Sonya’s husband is a successful TV producer with a taste for fine wine, classical music, and most interestingly, fidelity. But
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The first time I went out with Joshua, I thought he might be a bit too young and boyishly thrilled by the possibilities of his own future to focus seriously on a relationship with a woman. But I decided not to care. Joshua was a marvelous painter who had great passion for all things groovy and wild, and he harbored gorgeous fantasies about saving humanity through art. We debated politics and art, and stayed up until dawn to explore the contours of our magnificent souls. I was dizzy with inspiration and head over heels in love. When Joshua finally gave me the “not-looking-for-anything-serious” speech, I was too heartbroken to recognize one enormously significant fact about our relationship. I made the whole thing up. I’d known about Joshua for months before he asked me out. In his art, I’d seen brilliance. In his character, I’d sensed an intensity I
Jennifer Aniston just can't seem to stay out of the tabloids. But it seems this He's Just Not Into You actress is doomed to have a sizzling love life, if not diverse. Though Jennifer was just recently linked to Bradley Cooper, according to Star Magazine, the actress is now crazy in love with Gerard Butler who stars in the movie, The Ugly Truth.
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Liz Tuccillo, writer for Sex and the City and co-author of He's Just Not That Into You, asks why is the divorce rate so low in India? She finds out that Indians are taught that happiness is a state of mind. And if you've had an arranged marriage you wed first, and learn to love your husband over time, as you get to know him.
Everyone has an opinion on Brangelina and Jennifer Aniston these days, including Brad Pitt's mother. With the three megastars living in the New York area this spring, Jen in the city filming The Baster, and Brad and Angie on Long Island while Angelina films Salt, rumors have been swirling. First it was that Pitt and Jolie were splitting up and sleeping in separate houses (but on the same estate), though the coupled denied it and offered up whisperings of an upcoming marriage. While we were left wondering which was the truth, it came out that Pitt and his ex Aniston had been meeting up in the city. With all of the hoopla surrounding them, everyone has a different take, including Pitt's mom, Jane. According to one source, Jane wants Brad to rekindle romance with Jen.