Hey Bright Eyes

It was a crazy day.  I had tons of things on my mind. Work.  Home.  You name it.  My to-do list must have been a mile long, but I felt like you needed a magnifying glass to find my accomplishments.  I pulled into the driveway, after work, to find my husband, Marc, standing outside.“Hey!” I greeted him, with a quick kiss.  As I took some packages out of my car I said, “I have to just log onto work for a second. I need to do one thing that I forgot about.  And, I have to send a few short emails out.”...more

I don't know who I am trying to fool.. I am sure not falling for it... But,it sounds ...more

How to Have a Happy Threesome

Ah, the threesome. Is there anything that inspires so many fantasies? And is there anything as likely to cause complications in your relationship? Threesomes can be amazing fun, but only when you set them up right. Here are some useful tips to make sure that everyone is getting what they want. (This is written for couples looking for a third person -- there are some different things to think about when you’re solo and looking for a couple.) ...more
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The imperfect part of love

If you are wishing to find out more about the person you love, and how compatible you’ll be with them for life, build something with them. Nothing tests patience, character and understanding as working together on a home project. ...more

that's the great part of love, learning to live and love the imperfections of each other.more

Emotional Cheating: when the cat's out of the bag.

I almost feel like I am in some lifetime movie.  It’s been a couple of weeks, my boyfriend and I have had a couple more “come to Jesus” talks about his emotional affair.  I can’t speak for every woman that is in this predicament but I can lay out what I am going through and maybe help someone along the way or maybe someone else has advice. When I last left off, I had told my guy that I would not ever tell him who he could be friends with or who he could talk to etc.  I could not however live with secrets, betrayal and lying (even by omission).  I explained to him...more

Serendipity: Discovering That Accidental Love

The best kind of love is the one we are not seeking but find; because fortuitous love, after all, finds you, and at an appointed time. Yet how many of us can attest to really believing in destiny? As for me, I believe. One only need believe—and hope, even a little—and love, by providence, will manifest itself.  Serendipity!...more

Being married over twenty-nine years means lots and lots of practice at getting it right. This ...more

When Food Tastes Better Than Sex

As a woman you know you’ve reached that age of transition in life—our middle earth—when you and your girlfriends can sit to shoot the breeze about the kids, the weather, and food and sex as if they belong under the same category. Then the question of questions arises, a choice is offered: to have food or sex? Both choices are delicious and equally soul satisfying. But if I had to choose…if I had to make a choice…well, in all honesty…hands-down, food satisfies longer!...more

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Okay, this is one I have not heard, and now I am worried. (lol!) I cannot afford ...more

What constitutes cheating?

Self Reflection - A Year On

Early Hiking to Calm My Restless Menopausal Spirit

At 6:25 a.m. the alarm goes off, and my hubby and I reluctantly get out of bed, still somewhat groggy, and tired from last night’s chest and abdominal workout. But neither wants to be the one to suggest skipping the morning’s hike/walk for sleeping in another glorious 45 minutes. So we get changed into proper walking gear, and in no-time-flat are out the door, stepping into very crisp air. Burrr!...more

Needing My Partner In My Relationship

I’m over it. I’m over him saying one thing and doing another. Or better yet, saying one thing and not doing anything at all. Just when I think we’ve made progress in our relationship and moving toward doing what is best for the relationship, something happens that pushes us further apart. And I can’t help but think he is the culprit–I can’t help but think he is pushing us apart. He is not intentionally being destructive to our relationship, but ignorantly....more

I hear you, Brooke. Been there. I spent the bulk of my first marriage doing everything I could ...more