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Does Making Him Wrong Make It All Right?

You: Stomp. Scream. Slam. “It’s all your fault!”



Him: Throwing hands up. “I made a mistake! I’m sorry!”



He did it wrong. Again. Your mani-pedi check bounced. How are you supposed to look your manicurist in the eyes next time? OK, at the top of her head. Whatever.



And who knows what else you’ll bounce because ‘you-know-who’ balanced the checkbook wrong. Mistake? Ye-ah.



But let’s see. Does stomping out of the room fix it? Or blaming the whole thing on… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on September 15, 2009 at 9:40pm — 1 Comment

Are You Always too Tired for Sex?

Are you always too tired for sex?

I'm sorry to say this but it is an old belief system that has become a well accepted excuse for women to not want sex.



No doubt, there are many times when a woman/ couple is too tired to have sex. Generally though, being tired shouldn’t equate to a person’s motivation to have sex—a.k.a. sexual desire.



(Analogy: Some women feel she has gained weight because of pregnancy. While the dramatic increase in weight over 9 months, plus all the… Continue

Added by Trina Read on September 12, 2009 at 7:39am — No Comments

Monopoly City Streets

The classic board game of Monopoly was first introduced in 1935, dab smack in the middle of the Great Depression. So, it's only fitting that during our current Great Recession, Google and Hasbro have teamed up to launch Monopoly City Streets, a mashup of Monopoly with Google maps. If you and your spouse are looking to do something different this weekend, get started by visiting: www.monopolycitystreets.com. The goal is to "beat… Continue

Added by hitched on September 11, 2009 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Married Lawmaker Accidentally Talks Affair on Camera and Live Mic

I know! Another political sex scandal. Michael Duvall, a Republican state representative from Orange County, California was waiting for a meeting to start when he began discussing his sexual exploits and infidelity with a neighbor. The problem was that the camera for the meeting was rolling and his microphone was on. This report (click here),… Continue

Added by hitched on September 9, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

More Older Americans in Poverty

The National Academy of Science has a formula to more accurately gauge the poverty levels in the U.S. For one thing, it takes into account the inflating prices of health care. It also adjusts for those who receive federal aid in the form of food stamps or other programs. What's sad is that when the formula is applied to citizens over the age of 65 the poverty rate hits 18.6%… Continue

Added by hitched on September 8, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments

The influence of music on sexuality

We all know the importance of music in all aspects of our lives; our musical tastes are as diverse as ourselves and according to the stage that we’re living our preferred rates.



With whom doesn’t it happen that on hearing a particular song all past memories come to mind and return to relive emotions and feelings related to that topic.



That is the power exercised by the music, goes directly to produce certain feelings within us that will remain engraved in the brain and is… Continue

Added by Ashley Spencers on September 7, 2009 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Brain Scan Shows Love Can Last

Ten women and seven men had their brains scanned. They had been married an average of 21 years. Another group of the same number of women and men also had functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) done on their brains. This second group of people had fallen in love within the year. The fMRI results showed that the love doesn't fade over time, according to research presented at a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C. a several months back. In fact, the scans of… Continue

Added by hitched on September 4, 2009 at 5:49pm — No Comments

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

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A new study found that firefighters who had loving stable marriages at home were more stressed at work than those who didn’t. Huh? Dr. Karen Sherman weighs in.

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