What makes it harder...What makes it easier...What makes me stronger...

What makes it harder... On my bad days, I sit back and wonder how could something like this have happened? It happens. I know it does. But I didn't think it would happen to us. I guess every woman who has ever stepped into these shoes says that. But what makes it especially painful to me is that the other woman is my sister. And that she has not made any attempt to acknowledge, apologize for or accept responsibilities for her actions. Blood is supposed to be thicker than water. How would she and my husband hurt me like that?...more

Mummies Can't Get Sick

This was originally published as a guest post on the excellent parenting blog ...more

World Weddings: Send Us Your Best Posts!

Wedding season is in full swing! What does that mean to you? Something borrowed, something blue? Jumping the broom? A white dress… or a red sari? But traditions familiar to in one heritage may sometimes be baffling to others. Why do older guests leave right after dinner is served at a Korean wedding reception? What is the proper way to dance at an Indian wedding?...more

I bet your story is more interesting than you think!

And I love that you have been married ...more

Far Beyond "Love"

I wish there were a word for how I feel about you right now. I wish there were some way for me to express these intense feelings I have inside. I wish there were some way for you to know my heart, see my heart, feel my heart—I want you to totally understand the love I have for you. ...more

One step forward, two steps back…

I know relationship weren’t meant to be perfect but it seems to me that during this time that my boyfriend and I are on this “journey to understanding our relationship,” we would make a conscious effort to do things better than we’ve done before.  The purpose of this journey is to understand the significance of our relationship and what sacrifices we should make in order to strengthen the relationship.  However, if we are angry or frustrated with each other during this journey then it clouds the clarity that we are trying to achieve. ...more

In the Best Interest of the Children: Custody Considerations II

Decisions, Decisions I make decisions for my Darling Boys, intending to promote their welfare and wellbeing, every day....more

It's not easy to come to a great solution for the children. There will always be compromise. ...more

Life With My Husband: Who is 35 years older

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I have lost my husband to Steve Jobs.  My husband Aviv is an IT professional, which, as far as I can gather, means that he writes some software code, and sometimes opens up computers and messes with their innards, and spends a lot of time on the phone with colleagues and clients using acronyms I don’t understand.  (I can always tell when he has finished a sentence though: they all end in “man.”)  ...more
I hear you girl!!!! You would think women would be the ones attached to their phones but it's ...more

Dear Dr. Romance: it was like our relationship didn't matter

Dear Dr. Romance:   I am hoping you can help. I made a query about maintaining a marriage over long distance and noted your book The Commuter Marriage  My wife and I have been married for 12 years and have had our ups and downs....more

Celebrating our 5th on Hou Hai Lake, Beijing

People say that it’s good luck to give wood for the fifth anniversary. I’m not sure why, but I think it’s probably got something to do with the adding of experiential rings; growing together, evolving. The roots that flourish bring life to more and more buds, each new year that you are together....more