We're (way) over 40. Deal with it.
Friday, May 7th, 2010
Even wonder what it would be like to rewrite history? You know; studying for that test that would have made you pass that class that would have gotten you into college? Or not getting in that car after that third drink?
How about marrying that guy from way back? (more…)
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
Did my friend really believe I said that when Gary and I got engaged? She either didn’t really know me – or she’s simply a bitch. That said, I’ve often said it’s a mistake to think you can change someone after you marry them. However. . . sometimes, you can, according to the latest issue of O. It’s called the “Michelangelo Phenomenon” and, apparently, you can sculpt them into. . . the kind of man you can really love! (more…)
Saturday, February 13th, 2010
What gives me the balls to suggest I know the secret to a successful relationship? 24 years of marriage to a man who still tells me he loves me, even after one of our sublime arguments (my favorite is the one we had walking down the aisle at our wedding). Yes, fighting is good for a relationship and is, in fact, one of the rules I suggest be followed by anyone who wants a long, happy one. My rules are easy to remember; as easy as Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco. (more…)
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
I’ve found myself with some time on my hands recently (especially since I’ve finally put away all the Christmas decorations – almost) and I got to thinking: what are the things I really love to do? I’m not talking about Things with a capital T; I’m talking about all the small things we really relish doing. And I’m wondering why we don’t do them more often. I think we all have stuff that just makes us happy, that we look forward to doing, that we enjoy whenever we do it. For me, some of it is simple, do-it-all-the-time stuff, but mostly, it’s just the stuff that makes me smile. After all, isn’t that what life is all about? (more…)
Saturday, August 8th, 2009
This is an absolutely incredible and eye-opening story about a woman dealing with her husband’s midlife crisis, published last week in the New York Times Modern Love column.
Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dearby Laura A. Munon
But wait. This isn’t the divorce story you think it is. Neither is it a begging-him-to-stay story. It’s a story about hearing your husband say “I don’t love you anymore” and deciding not to believe him. And what can happen as a result.
If you’ve been there, worry about getting there or think you’ll never be there, read this. I mean it.