What is it about getting older that terrifies you? Why does turning thirty or forty or fifty or seventy (!!) makes you depressed and anxious?
I'm standing in front of a restroom mirror, fixing my hair, and a thirty-something woman is groaning as she looks at her reflection. "I hate this," she says, speaking to no one in particular as she touches up her makeup. "No matter what I do, I can't look any younger." She crumples up the tissue she was using to blot her lipstick and turns to… Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on September 29, 2010 at 10:00pm —
New Census data has been released showing that in 2009, the gap between rich and poor has grown. What that means is Americans making more than $100,000 a year (roughly the top 20 percent of income earners) received 49.4% of all income generated in the U.S.. For those below the poverty line, they earned 3.4%, meaning the ratio is 14.5-to-1—up from 13.6 in 2008 and nearly double a low… Continue
Added by hitched on September 29, 2010 at 3:29pm —
The Walk away wife is a wife who plans the escape from her marriage far in advance from her actually filing for divorce. Michele Weiner-Davis explains the process a walk away wife goes through including her not being happy, the increase and then decrease in her complaining, her plan for escaping, and finally the divorce. Weiner-Davis teaches husbands how to prevent their wives from leaving, while urging women to reconsider what they're leaving behind.
If you pay attention to the news at all you've probably heard the back and forth over the expiring Bush tax cuts. What most are squabbling over are the cuts for the top richest 2%. For them, their federal taxes would return to the rate of 39.6% up from the current 35%. But what about the other 98% of the population? USA Today has put together a nice Q&A piece, with some infographics to help… Continue
Added by hitched on September 23, 2010 at 4:00pm —
How's the "you," "me" and "we" of your marriage? Are you balanced in a way that works for you both?
For a couple who is tipped way over onto the "me" side, they might live separate lives with different friends, few mutual decisions and little time spent together. I once had a couple who literally never sat down to eat with one another and had separate bedrooms. They essentially had barely a shred of focus on the "we"…
Let's cut straight to the chase, parents of girls are 5 percent more likely to divorce than parents of boys. Moreover, the more daughters or boys added to the equation the greater the gap becomes. For example, if a couple had three daughters, their likelihood of divorce is 10 percent greater than a couple with three boys. This information has been around since 2003 when Gordon Dahl… Continue
Added by hitched on September 17, 2010 at 9:30am —
Question: I love my partner but don’t feel the ‘chemistry’ we once had. What can I do?
Dr. Trina's response Here’s four ideas to get you started: (1) Figure out what/ who the top five priorities are in your life. Is your partner one of them? Do your actions follow through on your words? (2) Rate how easy or hard it is to communicate with difficult topics like sex, or what is bugging you. If it… Continue
This will get some conversations going at the dining room table. The Mayo Clinic has done a study that suggests men's memories fail before women's do. The research was published in "Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology," mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is 1.5 times more likely to occur in older men than in older women (those older than 70).… Continue
Added by hitched on September 16, 2010 at 8:30am —
From the same report we mentioned yesterday published by the Center for Disease Control (click here), the data revealed that not only are marriages and births down, but so too is divorce. In fact, the divorce rate is at its lowest point since the early 1970s. In fact, the divorce rate per 1,000 married women sank to… Continue
Added by hitched on September 15, 2010 at 9:43am —
The American family has seen booms and busts. Like the economy itself, we're currently in a marriage and birth-rate decline. In fact, since the economic downturn began in 2008, marriage and birth rates in the U.S. have fallen to all-time lows according the U.S. Department of Health and Services. It's a dramatic cooling off from the highest birth rate in U.S. history in 2007, when 4.3 million babies… Continue
Added by hitched on September 14, 2010 at 10:51am —
Why is it, when the slightest thing goes wrong – you fantasize disaster? What makes you so quick to jump to the worst case scenario?
I'm waiting in line with all the other Starbucks addicts at 6:05 in the morning, and two women walk in, properly suited up, and one of them's saying "What if the trend keeps going down?" and the other replies, "Well, we could diversify the line," "But what if we can't get a loan to diversify," the one says, "Oh boy," the other says "what if the bank… Continue
Added by Noelle Nelson on September 13, 2010 at 10:11pm —
Scientists led by Dr. Eleanor Schwarz of the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study among a group of 2,233 women ages 40 to 78 who breast-fed their newborns were half as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes 30 years later compared to mothers who used formula. Their explanation for this remarkable drop is that breast feeding can help new mothers drop pregnancy pounds, most of which around the abdomen… Continue
Added by hitched on September 13, 2010 at 9:32am —
Dr. Petra Boynton is a sex educator out of the U.K. In this blog she disputes the idea that an inability to orgasm is due solely to a woman’s genetics.
What I believe is important about her article is: pharmaceutical companies are campaigning hard—multimillions campaigns, paid experts and therapist backing this idea—to have this type of ‘dysfunction’ recognized as real. That way, when (or should I say… Continue
Added by Trina Read on September 10, 2010 at 8:00am —
What makes your sister-in-law think she has the right to put you down? Why does she have to pick on you, when you've never done a thing to her?
Your sister-in-law, who never thought you were good enough to marry her brother, snubs you at every opportunity, saying things like "You have gained a pound or 2, haven't you," or "What a lovely dress, did you get that on sale? It looks like last year's fashion." She carries herself as if she's far better than you, is overtly…
It was a lovely, warm evening, so my husband and I took the kids for a walk around the neighborhood. It was one of those rare, ‘being present, in the moment’ delicious couple times where we chatted while lightly touching each other. Really, really nice.
Then as we passed by a house, a loud scream ripped us from our lovey-dovey reverie. Confused at first, it became apparent—to me—that the ‘scream’ was a woman having very energetic sex.
The happy chemicals in our brain are designed for particular jobs and randomly flow for no reason. Loretta Breuning, PhD, founder of explains what these neurochemicals are and how they impact our relationships.