Were you listening or did you just hear me? Misunderstandings in Communication

Have you ever asked someone if they were listening to you or did they just hear you?  I know I have both in business and relationships.  Most people do not know or understand the simple difference.  It's not completely their fault as we need to clarify what we are saying in order to clearly convey our message to the other person.  With technology at our fingertips we opt to using text messaging, e-mails, Social Media to do the communicating for us and the truth is we are worse at communication than we were 50 years ago....more

Boyfriend Cleanz. Detox. Reboot. Rejoice.

Julie Edelman aka The Accidental Housewife has been a SheKnows Expert for three years sharing tips and tricks to maintain our home, sanity and manicure.  Now Julie will be sharing entertaining posts, personal experiences, and advice to help us ‘clean up another of life’s meses’ –a break-up which she has named “Boyfriend Cleanz’  - born from her own emotional rollercoaster and journey to ‘Cleanz’ ‘n get her sense of self ‘n sass back! ...more

Working For A Living

I often speak on relationships. Sometimes I specifically talk about marriage relationships. A lot of people who know me ask me about marriage relationships because my husband and I have been happily married for over 16 years – despite not having kids within two cultures (mine - Southern & his - Middle Eastern) that place a high emphasis on having kids. [A common joke is that the day after the honeymoon, people start asking the girl if she is pregnant yet.]...more

My Love Story Before Nick (My Husband)

Most people like to hear about how Nick and I met. People love, love stories and love to see others make it. No one really talks about their life before they met the “one”. Let’s face it, to fall in love, we have to be open to being loved. We have to have a clear idea of what we want and don’t want. How do we develop that clear idea? Well, by having our heart, spirit and/or soul broken a few times by others and life....more

How to Reassure Your Partner That They’re Hot When They Hate Their Body

Frequently, I get messages from people — usually cis men who are dating cis women, but not always — asking me what the hell they’re supposed to do when their partner talks negatively about their own body.“She’s unhappily gained weight since we’ve been together, and I know saying ‘I still think you’re beautiful’ confirms the idea that fat is bad,” they say.“My boyfriend is shy about not being bigger muscularly, but how can I reassure him that that’s exactly my type without confirming his insecurities?” they say....more
I love this, especially number 5. I'm also in recovery for an eating disorder and that has made ...more

Summer Lovin' Date Ideas

These long summer days coupled with the warm summer weather makes it the perfect setting for romantic dates with that special someone.  You can create a special atmosphere indoors or outdoors without having to do much planning or spend a fortune.  The important part is connecting and sharing some quality time while enjoying these long summer days and nights!...more

Losing the Dad of the Year Award


Is Connection Worth the Risk?

A major theme running through my heart lately has been a need for connection with others. For so many years my focus has been on setting boundaries, because I needed to connect with myself, first and foremost....more

Why you should be glad I don't want to be your fairy tale princess

With the rise of feminism, many of us are rejecting the old standard of the ideal woman. I don’t want to be your Cinderella. I don’t think I could be if I tried. >I’m not a great cook, my room is always messy, and pretty much any roommate I’ve ever had will tell you that I don’t wash my dishes in a timely manner....more


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