The First Year of Marriage is NO Honeymoon!

We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom about marriages, that newlyweds embark upon a “honeymoon phase” during the very first year. When I was married, however, I think that phase lasted one or two months and then the serious challenges kicked in. ...more

Social Media Makes Finding Love Online Easier for Seniors

A lot of people see their senior years as a time to just take care of grandchildren, play Bingo, do aquarobics, and reflect on memories. But what does this mean for your body and mind? Most people will reach the age of retirement looking forward to ...more

Dating While Pansexual

I'm queer.It's an ongoing conversation with myself. As I learn more about the woman I am-- likes, dislikes, the kinds of relationships I want, and the politics I embody-- the clearer my self-portrait becomes. My queerness is not the sole factor ...more

Want a Happy Relationship? Jump With Two Feet!

Romantic love comes in many forms and naturally goes through different phases.Your relationship may have started off bursting with passion and now be feeling a little drab. Ebbs and flows are a part of life, and are no exception when it comes to the ...more

5 Worst Times To Be Single

Sometimes being single friggin' sucks. Before you roll your eyes at me, let me also state that if you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I in no way feel you need a man to complete you, be happy, or live a fulfilled life. I have been ...more

Kirsten Dunst, I've Got Your Back

Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it."  But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
I agree, woman should not be criticized for choosing "traditional" marriage roles. Just as woman ...more

The First Year of Marriage is NO Honeymoon!

We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom about marriages, that newlyweds embark upon a “honeymoon phase” during the very first year. When I was married, however, I think that phase lasted one or two months and then the serious challenges kicked in. This was something I was prepared for because before getting married, I talked to my married friends about their relationships. The vast majority of  them said that the first year was the most challenging....more
FeministaJones  Sounds like we have similar stories! One day we will have to sit down for a long ...more

Social Media Makes Finding Love Online Easier for Seniors

A lot of people see their senior years as a time to just take care of grandchildren, play Bingo, do aquarobics, and reflect on memories. But what does this mean for your body and mind? Most people will reach the age of retirement looking forward to having all the time in the world to do what they please. Some spend time doing what they always dreamed with, only to find that after a short period of time they are bored. Then, they don’t know what to do and their health starts to decline....more

Kirsten Dunst, I've Got Your Back

Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it."  But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
I agree, woman should not be criticized for choosing "traditional" marriage roles. Just as woman ...more

The First Year of Marriage is NO Honeymoon!

We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom about marriages, that newlyweds embark upon a “honeymoon phase” during the very first year. When I was married, however, I think that phase lasted one or two months and then the serious challenges kicked in. This was something I was prepared for because before getting married, I talked to my married friends about their relationships. The vast majority of  them said that the first year was the most challenging....more
FeministaJones  Sounds like we have similar stories! One day we will have to sit down for a long ...more

What Is My Adult Toy Made Of?

There’s a lot of talk in the industry lately about toxic toys. The problem is that the sex toy industry is currently completely unregulated. Because many places consider adult toys to be a novelty, they don’t use the same sort of medical ranking system befitting things you will be sticking into your body. They just kind of say, “Oh, whatever, this feels good!” and aren’t held to any legal ramifications for what they list as the actual ingredients....more

Dear Dr. Romance: Should a grad student in her 20s date a man who's 70?

Dear Dr. Romance:We are co-workers and I've know him for about two years. He's very nice, funny and in very good shape. We've built a pretty solid friendship. We hang out a couple times a month (when I'm home from school). But, lately he's been pushing for a relationship (seeing as how I'm graduating next year)....more

HE LITERALLY SETTLED "DOWN"? Mother-in-law believes I'm not good enough for her son... and he must believe it too.

The therapist turned to my husband many months ago and asked him a serious point-blank question. Why did you marry her? I was expecting something heartfelt. I was expecting compliments and sweet sentiments. I was expecting “I fell in love and couldn’t live without her.” But he said it was because “I kept dating him….” My head went dizzy. My heart fell into my stomach. He said more…. but it was fuzzy and hard to hear. He said he had a good time with me. And we just kept dating. And then he realized he wanted to marry me or something.… ...more

My Husband Has A Boyfriend

Every night my husband "disappears." Sometimes it's only for thirty minutes; other times it's more like three hours. It usually happens when he goes to walk the dog.**Click image to read full article**...more

In Marriage, What Is More Important Justice or Love?

In Marriage, What Is More Important Justice or Love? I remember when I was younger and dreamed of having a wedding and finding my great love. I knew that I wanted a family one day, however my perception of marriage changed after my parents divorced. I was one the kids in my neighborhood who had a two-parent household. Unfortunately, this was a rare occurrence....more

Virginity: It's not a disease. It's a Choice!

Ok, first of all I am pretty sure that everybody that I know, knows that I am a virgin. And I am proud of that. But,  there is one question that I have. Why is it so many people ask me the same question. Which is, "What you waiting for?" Just like that. Now, they've decided to change it up and ask it like this, "You still waiting?" It's posed differently, but it's the same question....more

A New Day During Divorce

Well, I don’t wake up, see new things and have “shock and awe”.I have “well, that’s just GREAT”.And sometimes?  I chuckle.  And sometimes?  I still cry....more
Shell_4_Tops boys always first. Always. But Michelle needs some peace too friend. Peace.more