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History: Women About to Become Majority of Workers in U.S.

With the current economy, both men and women have been losing jobs. However, men have been losing more jobs then women. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that since December 2007 when the recession started through June, men have lost roughly 4.75 million jobs compred to 1.66 million for women. Now, there are several factors that play into the shifting workforce in the U.S. For one, there's… Continue

Added by hitched on September 3, 2009 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Need Your Spouse’s Help, Super-Mom? Here’s How!

Him: Feeding the baby. Badly. Pureed peas decorate the floor, his shirt, baby’s face – everywhere but the mouth.



You: Sigh. Foot tapping. Groan. “I’ll do it!” Spoon snatched.



Like you do everything already. Or so it seems. The man can’t even feed a baby, much less bathe it, diaper it, or do anything else to help you, and now number 2 is on the way. Move over, world, here comes Super-Mom!



Only Super-Mom is tiring and the whole Super-Mom thing gets very old, very… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on September 3, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Hearing Loss Hurts Marriage...What'd You Say?

When you ask relationship experts to name their top three things for a successful marriage, all of them will have communication in their list. This can be tough to accomplish, however, if one of you can't hear (or both!). A recently published British study interviewed 1,500 hearing impaired people over 55 years of age and found that 44 percent admitted that their relationships with… Continue

Added by hitched on September 2, 2009 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Cheat-Proof Your Marriage!

Your one-and-only isn’t behaving his one-and-only self lately. He’s distracted, spends more time at work, on the Internet, everywhere but with you. He’s not that interested in being intimate – oh, he joins in just fine if you make the moves, but he’s not initiating things. You hear “yes, dear” more often than “sweetheart.” And as you get the kids ready for school one morning, it hits you – he must be having an affair!



You know you’ve gained a few pounds since the honeymoon, and with… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on September 1, 2009 at 1:36pm — No Comments

60 Percent Can't Digest Milk

Got milk? More than likely, you can't digest it. Mark Thomas of University College London's dept of Genetics, Evolution and Environment released his findings in a paper (read more here) that says adult humans have a hard time with milk. More specifically, many of us can't digest… Continue

Added by hitched on August 31, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Man Wears "I Cheated" Sign



In an unsubstantiated story of infidelity, a Virginia man is standing on a busy corner wearing a sign that reads: "I Cheated This is My Punishment." Apparently, this man identifying himself as "Taylor" says he had an affair that was discovered by his wife when she picked up his cell phone and saw nude pictures of him that were sent to his lover. The couple fought and he asked what he could do to repent and receive forgiveness. She told him to wear the sign. The couple… Continue

Added by hitched on August 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

He Wants GREEN!?!

I am Cory Honickman and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Marriage Planner from Hollywood California. I work with professionals, celebs, housewives and executives to have all that they desire in their marriage and relationships. Each one of my posts will consist of a real issue that I have been confronted with by one of my clients. Of course names will be changed for confidentiality reasons. I look forward to comments, questions and/or feedback that you may have for me! So lets get… Continue

Added by Cory Honickman on August 26, 2009 at 11:21pm — No Comments

He Cheated: Where’s the Silver Lining in That?!

You: Sobbing. “He cheated on me! I can’t believe he cheated on me!”



Your girlfriend: “Oh that’s horrible! You should leave him right away!”



Maybe. But maybe not. Through the big dark ugly cloud of infidelity, there may be a silver lining. . .



Affairs are often a cry for help, an acting out of the unhappiness or distress your man is feeling but hasn’t been able to talk about.



So before you pack your bags and storm out, see if you can sit down and talk… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 26, 2009 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Testosterone Effects Money Decisions

For women. Yep, a new study says that women with elevated testosterone levels tend to behave more like men when taking financial risks. So what does that mean? Testosterone has been associated with competitiveness and dominance, reduction of fear, and with risky behaviors like gambling and alcohol use. So women with high levels of testosterone were nearly seven times more… Continue

Added by hitched on August 24, 2009 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Men: Daily Drink Raises Cancer Risk

Canadian researchers studied over 3,500 men age 35 to 70 and found that those who averaged at least one drink of beer or hard alcohol a day had a higher risk of having a number of cancers including, cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lungs, pancreas, liver and prostate. This doesn't mean that all drinking is the same, the frequency and amount did… Continue

Added by hitched on August 21, 2009 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Fulfilling a fantasy

... while dating...while married…while just anything…

…it’s fun!

I know I’ve been quiet on the home front at LABW. Well there’s no excuse and you have my permission to tap me for that.

At first it was work, work…Next…

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Added by Sylvia Hubbard on August 21, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

Lost Wedding Ring Found on Ocean Floor

I'm sure we could fill a thread on the message board with lost wedding ring stories. Here's a doozie. A New Zealand man, Aleki Taumoepeau, was married three months when his wedding ring flew off of his finger in the harbor of the country's capital city, Wellington. Taumoepeau was devistated and vowed to find the ring. He made several dives by without luck. His wife, recognizing that the… Continue

Added by hitched on August 20, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Praise Your Spouse When He Doesn’t Praise You?! Yuck!

Him: Beaming. Brushing dirt off pants. “Got the whole lawn mowed!”



You: Gritting your teeth. Forcing a smile. “That’s nice, dear. Thank you.”



Like you ever get praise for the hundreds of tasks you perform every week. But you smile, even though it hurts (it does!).



Good girl! Praise, acknowledging your guy’s value, appreciating him, is the cornerstone of a good relationship. Now all you have to do is lose the resentment acid-refluxing your stomach every time… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 18, 2009 at 6:48pm — No Comments

A Molecular Condom

Have you wondered what sex will be like in the future? It could be without the the traditional condom. Researchers at the University of Utah have had a breakthrough with microbicides (intravaginal gels, rings, and films) that can prevent the transmission of viruses such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the effectiveness of semen. They've created a product that's applied as a gel but becomes semi-solid in response to pH changes caused by the introduction of semen. This… Continue

Added by hitched on August 18, 2009 at 9:17am — No Comments

Are Fantasies Realistic for Most Couples?

Fantasies are an easy way to add incredible zest to any sexual encounter. Best of all they’re fun, easy and free.



Although I wholeheartedly encourage any couple to undertake and integrate fantasy as part of their love making, I wonder how realistic it is. It seems to me couples who struggle just to keep sex going on a semi-regular basis might feel overwhelmed to introduce such adventure.



As such, I want to take a poll. My question: Is fantasy something you would… Continue

Added by Trina Read on August 15, 2009 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

How to Let the Mood Get You

Him: Kissing your neck. “Um, you smell good.”



You: Not in the mood. Letting yourself relax under his touch anyway.




Oh, you smart, caring woman, you. Recognizing that his needs are important too, and simply letting yourself relax . . . which more often than not will put you in the mood.



Nobody likes rejection, and a guy too often rejected in the love-making department will stop looking to you for that love. . .



Smart woman, you!



More… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 12, 2009 at 9:51pm — No Comments

The Effects of Job Loss on Couples

The Wall Street Journal interviewed a bunch of couples who are dealing with job loss from one or both partners. They found a few different things that these couples had in common. One of them is that when one spouse is stuck at home all day and the other is still in the workforce, the jobless begins to get a little clingy. So much of our identity is… Continue

Added by hitched on August 12, 2009 at 11:26am — No Comments

Birth Rates Dip With Economy

It's no surprise that having a kid is expensive. So in 2008, the first full year of what has been dubbed The Great Recession, there's no shock to hear that U.S. births fell 2 percent. This dip in births echos what happend durring The Great Depression too. While this article from USA Today points out that it's only speculation that the economy is the reason for the birth dip, strong evidence supports the theory. For example, the largest decline in births were in California and Florida,… Continue

Added by hitched on August 10, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

How to Get The Magic Back into “Honey I’m Home!”

You: Reporting – “He’s home-couch-dinner-couch-TV-bed. Boring!”



Your girlfriends: Uproarious laughter. “What did you expect? Meaningful conversation?” More laughter.





Meaningful conversation. Outside of arguing about money or the kids? Yeah . . . That’s a challenging rabbit to pull out of the hat.



Worth a try, don’t ya think? So tap the hat lightly with your magician’s wand and pull out - (wait for it)



A smile to greet your mate when he (or you)… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 6, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Lost Love Letter Reunites Couple After More Than a Decade

Steve Smith (British) and Carmen Ruiz-Perez (Spanish) met 17 years ago when Carmen was a foreign exchange student. After just a year the couple got engaged. Unfortunately, she moved to Paris to run a shop and their relationship abruptly ended. A few years later Steve wrote a love letter and sent it to her mother's home in Spain. The letter fell behind the fireplace and disappeared only to be discovered over a decade later when builders were tearing down the fireplace. Carmen recalls,… Continue

Added by hitched on August 4, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments

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Episode 602: A Look at the State of Marriage According to 2019 Census Data

We received some new data from the U.S. Census, which exposes the changing dynmaics of marriage and relationships in America. Dr. Karen Sherman reviews the information.





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