When the Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Recently there has been a video circulating on Facebook about a man who shot his fifteen year old daughter’s computer (after verbally letting her know how HE felt in no uncertain terms) because of a status update in which she bashed her parents in no uncertain terms. Her language was colorful; she was obviously venting […]

Guys: 5 Sexual Techniques to Make Her Wild with Desire

I wrote this when I was writing a marriage blog for b5media. The blog went under, the marriage went under but the truth of this list remains. it is invaluable information to the man who wants to please his lady. Please enjoy. Between being married a long time, and also being a woman, I can […]

Things I Have Learned from my Grandchildren

I have three gorgeous grandchildren: A girl who is 5, and two boys, 4, and not quite 3. They are the children of my oldest daughter. Because of the nearly constant drama that still goes on between her and her ex-husband, I don’t get to spend nearly as much time with them as I would […]

Check Your Motives at the Door

Impending divorce and 2 long-term (18 and 7 years) marriages that didn’t work have caused me to take a long hard look at how I keep getting into these things. Because I’m 50, not 15, I am looking a lot at myself and my part in the relationships, in hopes of not repeating the same […]

Are You Looking Forward to the New Year?

Yep, here it is! The “here comes the new year” entry you expect from every blog on the internet. It is natural for us to pause momentarily at the end of the year to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new one. For some of us, 2011 was a year of […]

21st Century Middle Aged Women in Worse Health than Our Moms Were

Blame it on lifestyle, media, or pure dumb  luck but according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released in July women of a “certain age” in the 21st century are the most stressed out, have the fewest feelings of well – being, and are much less healthy than our mothers were at the same age(as reported by ABC […]

To Join or Not to Join – Bank Accounts

Disclaimer: Before I begin, you should know that I may be a bit biased due to recent events in my life, but isn’t that what blogs are all about? I have been involved in several conversations lately about whether or not a couple, whether married or in an otherwise committed relationship, should have separate or […]

Wednesday Wit and Wisdom

The house does not rest on the ground, but upon a woman. -Mexican proverb A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it. -George MacDonald Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else […]

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Women are often accused of being too emotional or being led by their emotions. When we find ourselves in an unhealthy or even an abusive relationship, we do tend to get our thoughts and emotions all tangled together. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether we are making decisions or responding out of our heads or […]

Abuse, Subtle But Deadly

I recently discovered that for several years I have been a victim of a form of psychological abuse whose name I had never heard before: Gaslighting. I am now fascinated with how prevalent this method is, but how few people are aware that it is happening, even the victims and the perpetrators. Like the proverbial […]