Not every woman wants to be a housewife or a mother. Surprise!

Men, do yourselves a favor and STOP freaking out that every woman you date wants to get married, have kids and be a housewife. Sure, some do - but not all. Lately we've been hearing about some new relationships going south, because the men think their dates are in a rush for a ring, picket fence and children...


Brothers and sisters squabble, cats and dogs gang up on each other, friends bicker and married couples quibble. Even the most stable, loving relationships are not excluded from the universal concept of disagreement....more

Frankly, I DO Give a Damn

When I start liking a guy – I ...more

Dem Bones

You know the movie An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr?  My mother showed it to me when I was a wee romantic thing, but if you’re not old enough to recall it, perhaps you’ve seen the remake with Annette Bening and Warren Beatty –titled Love Affair....more

Don't look up. I use that rule on stairs all the time. It mostly works. ;)

And I love that ...more

The Importance of Being Mrs. Somebody – Does Getting that Man Down the Aisle Make Us a More Successful Woman?

From I was watching a clip of Dr. Phil last week (it was for research, you judgers!) and it featured some self-professed “spoiled princesses” who, even nearing 30, were funded by their wealthy parents in their quest to get their PhD's in neuroscience and then spend five years in a poor African country tending the ill and conducting research on how to stop certain pandemics. Oh yes, I joke! I do! The Princesses were simply out to find one thing: a man. A husband, and a rich one at that....more

Unhappy Marriage...Time to Renegotiate

Sometimes "happily ever after" becomes a husband who enjoys untold amounts of free time and a wife left to clean up the mess. We can ask politely or we can scream over a week or 8 years, but it doesn't seem to change anything for more than a few days. How did we get here? My Story: No one ever thought I was getting married. I needed too much freedom. I was by all accounts selfish and I had a nasty little habit of stringing guys along. Who knew I'd make a GREAT wife! ...more

That's a continual process for me too! It's not so bad to be a work in process, though.

I ...more

Sign me up for a lifetime of love like that!

Does anyone get excited about the fact they are married/committed, and their mate loves them warts and all? The fact that he or she will be with you until the day you die? That no matter what you or say or do, you’ll be forgiven? How about the fact that you get to bear witness to the greatness of your mate on his/her life journey? How awesome is that? You, and in turn he/she, gets to be privy to all the things you do and say in your life!...more

I love your article and these wonderful thoughts! I didn't get married until very late in life - ...more

The Birthday-less Years

Wow.  It’s been awhile.  I’ve been off trying to earn a living, parenting and figuring how not to get committed to an insane asylum before my hormones even out.  They do that, eventually, right?  Yesterday I kinda thought a nice stay in…wherever they put menopausal women without good health insurance…might be restful and, therefore welcome.  If the asylum has a jetted tub, it could even be, you know, preferable to where I’m staying now. But I digress.  What I really what to say is HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all you older moms of youn...more

Dear Dr. Romance: What behavior does a control freak have?

 Dear Dr. Romance:...more

Dear Dr. Romance: I have been hit, controlled and manuipulated (by husband and in-laws)

Dear Dr. Romance: I am writing to you for some advice... I hope you can help....more