For the past week, my daughter has been out of town visiting friends and loved ones in another state. What happened the first day she arrived there? She got engaged! Her long time friend took photos of the happy couple. See the post HERE...more
It all began with a friendship, as great relationships do.
My then friend, Miguel, was newly divorced and I was married...to someone else. What?! Yeah. Miguel and I worked together, he in the mail room and I, an Assistant (Secretary). He was dating and I was pregnant with Alex. My feet swelled, I was tired, worried I would lose Alex, because I'd lost my baby the year before. I don't talk about that often.
I am GUILTY. Yeah, I said it. I am guilty of being an assertive wife and I am surprised that my husband has not left me. I say assertive because mean, bitchy, or annoying sounds too childish. Believe it or not, this feeling came upon me when I was reading Cosmopolitan the issue with Megan Fox on it. I usually do not gravitate toward magazines, but if the magazine's cover says, "HOT sex tonight..." I am interested. ...more
Gone are the days where you have to physically place yourself in a position to meet the man of your dreams. Online dating has become one of the primary ways of meeting new prospects for singles on the go....more
After being in a long-distance relationship with my boyfriend for a year, I couldn’t wait to sleep with him anytime I wanted. I don’t mean in that way either, but to actually sleep-sleep with him in the same bed every night. I couldn’t wait to snuggle. I couldn’t wait to have pillow talk. I couldn’t wait to fall asleep next to the person who meant the world to me....more
Remember when you couldn’t wait to spend time together? Remember when you couldn’t wait to dress up, put on make up and look your absolute best for each other? Research shows that happy couples spend time together – and they enjoy it. In a recent survey, 88 percent of happy couples reported they make time for “date nights,” a time that they spend alone together, without children and obligations (Northrup, Schwartz & Witte, 2012)....more
As a marriage and family therapist, I frequently hear couples complain that their partner is unresponsive to their needs or “is never there for them.” Sometimes a partner expresses feeling invisible or unimportant and that he or she is always at the bottom of the priority list. The partner who is being asked to be more responsive is often at a loss for what to do differently....more
With over 2.5 billion internet users worldwide and more than half of those users having membership on social networking sites, it is obvious that the Internet provides us with endless opportunities and possibilities for connecting with others. The good news is Smartphones offer us an extremely portable, convenient way to stay connected 24/7. We can text, Skype, Facetime, and instant message. So whether we are living in Boca Raton, Florida or Beijing, China, we can always feel close to our loved ones....more
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