When I Was Young

When I was young, it was more importantPain more painfulLaughter much louderYeah, when I was youngMy faith was so much stronger thenI believed in fellow menAnd I was so much older thenWhen I was young-The Animals...more

Just a Touch of Grace

In today’s society, young people are very much in that “gimme gimme” frame of mind. It’s all about what others can do for them and what they will get out of a situation. It didn’t always used to be like this. Not too long ago people had manners and a sense of decorum. Men opened doors for women, they’d pull out chairs for a woman or child to sit, or they put their jacket down so a lady could cross the street without getting her shoes wet or muddy....more

Home is where your heart is

Back to blogging!Finally I’m back to Brazil, and I’m fine. All the anxiety of the last days seems to have disappeared. Of course I was sick on the plane (I still have to find an explanation to this one), and it hasn’t been all perfect since I landed (I was held  in the Federal Police office for a little while…), but I’m relaxed. Actually, you know what? I’m happy....more

5 Things Reality TV Teaches Us About Relationships

Driving along this morning I didn't see a wreck but I definitely heard one.  I really didn't want to...but like any complete disaster I just couldn't bring myself to retune the radio. My favourite morning hosts revealed to a pregnant wife that her husband did, according to the results of a lie detector test, cheat on her. The meltdown was spectacular as the hosts, and the rest of Phoenix, listened in to what was probably the beginning of the end....more
Such a great post! Each one is so true, let's hope more people take it to heart.  I personally ...more

What's the Deal With "Steak And Blow Job Day"?

When I first heard about "Steak and Blow Job Day," I cracked up laughing. My husband of seven months insisted that this "holiday," celebrated on March 14, was a day for men to be treated special. He said that I had to cook him a steak and give him a blow job to show him my appreciation. Since these were two things I did regularly, I shrugged him off; what made March 14th any different? He then asked, "Well don't you want extra special things on Valentine's Day? Don't I get you flowers all the time?" I had to admit that he had a point, so I humored him and looked online for more information because I wasn't convinced he wasn't pulling my chain. ...more
Reading outraged women on this subject makes me laugh really hard! Some of you take life WAY too ...more

My 5 Questions about Romance

I had separate conversations with two girlfriends about romance. Both live on different coasts. We are all about the same age, give or take. Each of us is single and has decided dating has become somewhat arduous, overrated and less and less interesting, at least for right now. That may sound morose to some, but it’s not meant to be....more

Should I Give My Boyfriend a Marriage Ultimatum?

Whenever I talk to my boyfriend about planning our future life together his answer is always the same: "You know that I love you and we already share money, an apartment, and (formerly) a car so what more do you need?" I need progress. Should I give him a marriage ultimatum? ...more
I honestly started to tear up reading this blog.  I am 33, my bf is 27; we have been together ...more

You're always dating online, you just don't realize it

Social media has changed the relationship world as we know it. It’s like a double-edged sword. It can lead to introductions and may serve as a casual way to build a relationship – a good way to avoid those awkward moments at first. But, it also causes problems. ...more

Reflections on Being Married to a Chef or Dating a Chef on Valentine's Day

It's almost here.  The day we've all be waiting for.  The day we celebrate our love for each other oh wait the person we love is a chef and is working tomorrow night (and tonight and all the days around Valentine's Day).So what does Valentine's Day mean to many chef wives and significant others?A night alone.Yep.  That pretty much sums it up.  It stinks.  I know....more

Learning to Ask for Help, Post-Breakup

 When I broke up with Alex, we had been living together for five years, and I wound up keeping our apartment while he moved in with some friends. I had grown rather accustomed (as most do, in longer-term relationships) to having someone around; someone to help out when things got hairy.  I wasn't faced with this reality until six months after he left....more