5 Things That Change When Your Relationship Becomes Long Term

Relationships change over time. It’s a normal consequence of getting to know someone better, and it’s usually a good sign of long-term security. However, if you’re used to the early stages of a relationship, it can be easy to mistake this stage of a relationship as a fizzling relationship losing its spark and passion....more

I appreciate my husband, even if I never tell him so

A few weeks ago my husband had to go into work on a Saturday.  There had been a sudden influx of business and some technical issues. He eagerly accepted, as he does most opportunities for overtime, and let me know that he wouldn’t be home that Saturday.At first I was a little put out.  As a stay at home mom the weekend means one thing, and one thing only, help.When the weekend finally rolls around, it’s all hands on deck.I can usually take a shower by myself.I don’t need to keep the door open while I poop....more

The Power of Love for Your Wellbeing

Being in love affects a lot more than our mood. Loving relationships improve our looks and our health, too. In fact, love may just be the best medicine out there.Just how powerful is love? Your strong relationship can do everything from lowering your blood pressure to helping you recover from cancer. It evens keeps your skin healthy! And it's not just romantic relationships that are responsible for your awesome wellbeing. Your close friendships and parental love are keeping you in tip-top shape, too!...more

10 Useful First Date Tips

Does the idea of a first date give you sweaty palms and a racing heart? Well, it shouldn't. A first date is no more than an introduction. It's a chance to meet someone new, expand your horizons, have a good time, even wear that new dress or try out that new shade of blush! Don't over think it.Read more from 10 Useful First Date Tips at Gifts Ready To Go...more

In Praise Of Low Maintenance Friendships! And 10 Things That Assure You're In One

There are in my life, those friendships that run deep and rich and pure and true. And I have done absolutely nothing to make them happen.These are my “low maintenance friendships.”...more

5 Ways To Keep The Memory Of Your Loved One Alive

The death of a loved one is always painful. While it is important to acknowledge that your loved one is no longer around and you must move on, keeping their memory alive is one of the best ways to honor their legacy. In this article, we will take a look at five ways to keep the memory of your loved one alive....more

Dear Future Husband: A Grown Woman's Thoughts on Dating

Dear Future Husband,I don’t necessarily want to know what college you went to and what degree you obtained, I need to know if you can communicate in good and bad times in the wee hours of the morning and late at night, about things that matter....more

Lessons About Sex, Courtesy of Olive Oil

I learned the ins and outs of sex and men behind a New York City Sanitation Department, a mere seven feet from Nellie Bly Amusement Park. These dalliances played out on the perimeter of an urban childhood spent shooting miniature basketballs into rigged hoops and riding rickety roller coasters....more

My no contact period with my ex; Day 1 of 16

We all read about ways to cope when your ex boyfriend breaks up with you, and, let's face it, we all also read about ways to get your ex boyfriend back. The no contact period is ALWAYS the first thing that comes up. Now, in my case, my boyfriend was the one who says he doesn't want to talk to me for the rest of the year (sounds ridiculous, but it is 15th December!). He said to me that he wants to try again in January, and wants space until then....more

How to Modify a Child Custody Arrangement

Child custody arrangements are legally binding, but they can be modified if both parents agree and can make a convincing case to the court. There are many circumstances in which custody arrangements may be modified, but doing so will require a court hearing.How Can Child Custody Arrangements Be Modified?Visitation and child custody orders can be changed if the court is convinced it would be in the best interest of the child or if the child reaches the age of majority.Both legal and physical custody agreements can be modified....more