Relationships

These attitudes are still head shakers for me. Finding muddy love.

That’s all we have sometimes, some version of The Golden Rule and muddy love – Laura In the category of “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” topics that make you do one of those cartoon double takes in your mind and think, did I really just read that? Dear Amy: I recently discovered that my son, who is 17, is…

How he looks at you. How you look at him. Attractiveness unraveled.

Image credit: fashioncurse.blogspot.com Men, women and how we view attractiveness. (Where I agree with Dennis Prager and where I don’t). Driving home the other day I heard the Dennis Prager Show. As a conservative Republican he’s not my usual radio show pick (although I try to at least sample all political points of view). But I agreed with what he said,…

Joe Paterno’s death reminds us of most complicated emotion – ambivalence

I recently experienced a death in our family. I’m not ready to write about it because it feels disrespectful to my departed and to my loved ones to talk directly about my ambivalent feelings. Instead, I’ll write around my feelings. I started to think about ambivalence, about loving someone “but” having mixed emotions.   Today I ran across an article about…

The Duggar family of 19 kids: Extreme families stir curiosity.

Fourteen years ago my husband and I had a child. I wanted her more than anything in the world and was consumed with getting pregnant. After my daughter was born my husband and I felt filled, completed by the three of us and so we didn’t have any more kids. Early on a few of my friends after hearing my…

Marriage After Baby – At Home Date Nights & More Tips to Gradually Re-ignite

It’s natural for new parents to settle in at home with their baby, to “cocoon,” too exhausted to go out and too anxious to leave their child with a babysitter or even trusted parents and in-laws. As priorities re-order couple time often gets pushed aside. Yet often putting the marriage on the back-burner becomes a permanent pattern in the family and over time,…

Low Conflict Marriages Cause Most Divorces. Solutions Are Simple.

It’s not big explosive conflicts such as a spouse cheating or an addiction that finally comes to head that destroy most marriages. Pamela Haag, author of Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Under-sexed Spouses and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules (Harper),says it’s “low conflict marriages,” the low simmering erosion of the relationship that leads to…

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