With all the news of celebrity splits due to infidelity, is it really possible that monogamy is on the rise? According to a recent study of 6,864 straight and gay men and women published in the journal Family Process, the rate of monogamy has been rising since 1975.
Sitting, watching, dreaming as the sun goes down on what is left of the summer, I realize what's ahead. A doom washes over me. Cold. Snow. Ice. Scraping my car off in the morning is not my idea of fun. Driving around the block numerous times to find parking because the snow plow has piled snow in front of my house over and over and over again is a nightmare.Doom....more
Stress fractures aren’t an actual break in the bone and you can’t really see them on an x-ray, but they are incredibly painful and if not treated, they can create more complex problems later.I have a stress fracture right now, but it isn’t in my bones.It is in my marriage....ContinueLanita Moss A Mother's Hood ...more
Tim and I have been fighting this week. If you read this blog regularly or know me even a little bit, you are probably not surprised. Why ever would we be fighting? Whatever could we have to fight about?It was the first week where we were both back in school full time....more
I don't drink - alcohol, that is. I stopped drinking it December 2009. Before that, I liked to drink, and did so whenever I wanted. No too much, you understand - just a glass of red or two, probably five nights a week, and sometimes the whole bottle except for the last half a glass I'd stumble over and tip down the sink swearing not to do it again the next night. I don't quite know how I ended up with that nasty habit. I think my drinking was largely medicinal, and probably started around the same time my husbands medicinal drinking did....more
I have known my husband since he and I were 16 years old. Over the past 30+ years, he has never made me feel inadequate in any way. Never, ever. But I am not sixteen anymore. I have had 4 kids and I am no longer a cute, young newlywed. There is a long list of things I would love to change about myself so it is not hard to imagine that he has noticed at least few of those flaws on his own. ...more
There are so many things on our daily to-do lists that we often push pleasure and intimacy off, hoping the next day will be less hectic. Unfortunately, pushing quality time off can get a couple out of the habit of making time for each other -- and sex! Here are three assignments to get things back to speed.
www.TheFeministBride.comAs The Feminist Bride this topic is the most distressing to me. After researching all wedding traditions there are three that earn the top obsolete, sexist and promoting inequality – engagement rings, bridal showers and name change. Now, women are starting to understand that third-wave feminism is about choice, but I have to say that when it comes to name change it isn’t an educated one.There are three reasons why the tradition of women adopting their spouses names exists....more
'"However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." Ephesians 5:33 Do you respect your husband? You probably said yes, so now, let me ask you these questions: Do you roll your eyes when he says something you don't like? Do you criticize what he does? Do you mak...more