Mid-marriage makeovers are on the rise; what to seek and avoid in a relationship renovation.
Recently it's become trendy for ambitious couples to enroll in "preventative" marriage therapy, attempting to amp up a relationship gone routine or to keep a mildly troubled one from going off the rails towards divorce.
Askmen.com published a story this week about how to transform your needy, clingy girlfriend back into the cool chick she seemingly was when you first met her. Now, before you get all offended, let us tell you two things: 1) the author was a woman (by the name of Sharalyn Hartwell) and 2) we actually agree with he
Does his fashion sense make you cringe? Here's exactly what to do (and not do).
I once dated a guy who clothed himself almost exclusively in band t-shirts, pleated trousers, and an ever-present fanny pack. (And no, he wasn't a German tourist.) I remember thinking when we met that I'd finally cast eyes upon the archetypal rock critic. That he actually was a rock critic made the experience all the richer. Because he was smart, funny and cute-ish, I chose to overlook his sartorial missteps and we quickly fell in love. But despite my best efforts—including renaming the fanny pack his "colostomy bag"—I never could convince him to spiff up.
One woman hired a stripper fill-in, and got the whole charade on tape. Watch it here!
When it came time for her 10-year high school reunion she was not feeling the urge to revisit the past. So instead of RSVPing for herself, comedy writer Andrea Wachner hired a stripper to attend the reunion in her name, reports Bob Tourtellotte for Reuters.
Indulge in a little sexual self-improvement before you start dating again.
Sex after divorce can be intimidating: a new partner can mean a new bed, a new body, and new — well — techniques. Usually, though, the hardest part is just becoming psychologically ready to date again. After that, you're likely to find that the old riding a bike analogy applies to other leisure activities as well. That being said, there's a lot you can work on all by yourself to improve your sex life.
One woman's dating history is mapped in her closet.
A story about a dysfunctional relationship; between a recently divorced woman and her bedroom closet. Part of moving on for her meant ditching the old her and that woman's wardrobe. Losing wait and a general make over were only part of it, there was a sentimentality attached to her old clothes. So, as Katrina Heron began to appreciate the importance of clothes she decided that getting over the divorce meant reclaiming her sexuality by dressing sexy and dressing single meant feeling single.
Our friend prepares for a life of sexuality. First step? A makeover.
Today Love Buzz checks in on the thirty-six-year-old virgin who's been blogging on BlogHer. When we last reported, Always Beginning the World (perfect name, by the way) had learned that she is able to have sex, despite having been told by a doctor that she never would. She had met a man she liked, and had decided that she would stop cutting herself off from the world and try to become a sexual, sensual being.
The next series of posts describe what Always Beginning The World is doing to prepare herself for a sexually active life. She's trying to open herself to new experiences, albeit ones that are pretty normal for the rest of us.
Anne Hathaway feels she can grow from the Raffaello Follieri mess.
Anne Hathaway has done a few interviews about how her breakup with that Raffaello Follieri guy has made her stronger. Her fish out of water triumphalism really is to be admired. It feels like a quick makeover could really turn things around for anybody.