I just remembered Valentine's Day when I was in the fifth grade. I was home sick, wandering around the house, lonely, watching endless television. An only child, illness was something to be evaluated by my mother. If I was very sick she stayed home with me and we played board games. But if I just had a cold or a low grade fever, I was on my own.
3 Ways To Teach Your Man to Be More Nurturing [EXPERT] by Felicia Taghizadeh Flu season is upon us, and by all accounts its a doozy. Thousands of people are being hit with the flu bug and every woman’s fear is that she will be next. What mom doesn’t worry how she’s going to manage the house, the kids, and work if she’s stuck in bed with a fever and chills? Not to mention that other worry--who wil
Here’s a news flash: stress can make you sick. Maybe you haven’t gotten the message that stress can have a permanent effect on chronic illness. Clouds your thinking, screws up your judgment. Gives you the weepies and the angries. Can take away your will to vacuum the house or cook a meal. The effects of stress on the mood and memory components of your brain can get screwed up or even shut down.
One would think wedding vows are unambiguous. Straightforward. No subtext, no exceptions. Love is love. Right?“ "Not so,” say some men. “If you get really sick or disabled, I’m outta here.” A study published in the journal Cancer reported that, of the 515 married patients with serious cancer or multiple sclerosis followed over 5 years, the divorce rate was about the same as among the general population, 11.6%. The difference was that women were 6 times more likely to be the ones bei
They say that when you're hung over, the best thing for you is to drink another beer. While some people stand by the concept that "hair of the dog" is the best way to get yourself back on track after a night of drinking, others think that mass amounts of hydration, Tums and a dark room will do the trick. No matter where you stand on the matter, you're about to view the phrase "hair of the dog" — the idea that whatever made you ill can make you feel better — in a whole new light.
Contrary to what you've heard, most men don't want to date their mothers. And, while we may want someone to take care of us while we're under the weather, we don't want you to see us vulnerable until we're ready for it. So, keep in mind that your guy may not be sick of you, he might be literally sick. With the cold or a flu.
When we're sick, we struggle with how to manage childcare. Debates over who is more sick or who is more in need of rest more rage between us. When you're sick and also have to care for a baby, how do you manage to get well and keep your child safe without ending your marriage?
You don't necessarily buy into the theory that men are not nurturing, and that they act like little toddlers when they are sick but expect the exact opposite of their wives. He's a good man, and will do almost anything he's asked. But then, that's it. The asking part.
Cold and influenza season is a real problem for romance. Singles can just forget about getting any action, because mucus is gross and bright red noses are only adorable if you're full of booze and only then if you're the former president of Russia. But the going steady, engaged and married crowds are in a different boat. Evidently, some couples take advantage of cold and flu-like symptoms to get out of chores OR to gain attention and sympathy.
I just read an article on CNN that the CDC says this is the worst flu season in three years. Fred and I can attest to that. He battled a high fever, body aches and coughing fits for six days before ever-so-kindly passing it my way. Of course, I also got the nausea/vomiting bit on top of everything else. (Awesome.)