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January 2010 Blog Posts (23)

Week #10--Buying Lingerie Bad Idea

Week #10—Six Month Sex Challenge: I thought buying a cute bra and panty set would help me feel sexy again. It did just the opposite.

Lesson I learned from last week:
Using the We-Vibe vibrator wasn’t as uncomfortable as I thought it might be.

So for this week’s it’s-about-me-this-week challenge, I decided to clean my underwear draw, and buy some new lingerie. Thought it might be just the thing to get the “love my body” thing underway.

The… Continue

Added by Trina Read on January 31, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

Couple Who Refer to Themselves as "We" are Happier

A new study conducted by new study from the University of California, Berkeley says that couples who used the words, "we," "us," and "ours" were more happy than couples who said "I," "me," or "you." Researchers analyzed 154 middle-aged and older married couples talking about disagreements and the couples using… Continue

Added by hitched on January 29, 2010 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Great Caffection!

People continue to ask us why we work so hard on We fully believe all married* people want to be in a relationship of Caffection, so we promote resources to make that happen. There's a plethora of positive websites, books, blogs, articles and other information out there to help you affirm your relationship. Books, such as Emotional Fitness for Intimacy and Essential Manners for Couples both give great tips for tuning into your mate. There are sites such as Wordle where you can… Continue

Added by Mariah & Byron Edgington on January 28, 2010 at 3:58pm — No Comments

How to Get Around “The Game”

You: Third request: “I need you to fix the toilet. Please.” Foot tapping.

Him: Watching game. “Not now.” “Woo-hoo, go ‘9ers!” “Later, babe.”

The game, the game, the game. Oh, how you hate the game!

If you’re truthful with yourself, it’s not the game you hate so much as the fact that whatever you want seems to come second to the game. Every time. And there’s nothing you can do about it.

Get that? Nothing you can do about it.

So quit… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on January 28, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Oracle Co-President Outed by Mistress on Billboards

It seems that a week doesn't go by when a high-profile person isn't outed for their infidelities. This week it's the co-president of tech behemoth Oracle, Charles Phillips. YaVaughnie Wilkins seems to be a scorned mistress out for revenge and decided to put up billboards in New York, San Francisco and Atlanta, according to this article from Gawker, featuring a smiling picture of Wilkins and Phillips. In addition, Wilkins also launched a website that housed a photo album of the… Continue

Added by hitched on January 25, 2010 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Week #9--Struck with Baby Blues

Week #9 of The Six Month Sex Challenge: The We-Vibe is a freakin’ marvelous sex toy!

Lesson I learned from last week: I’m really digging the weeks when sex is all about me and all my daydreaming becomes wonderful foreplay.

Struck with The Baby Blues

I suppose I’m lucky. I’ve dealt with mild depression for twenty years. Managed by an on-going regime of eating well, exercise and understanding what is happening (rather than fighting… Continue

Added by Trina Read on January 24, 2010 at 8:07am — No Comments

The Great American Date Night in San Antonio

Beginning February 1, 2010, people throughout the United States can enter to win one of four trips to San Antonio, TX for a blowout date night. The date night package includes limo service, signature San Antonio yellow roses, dinner for two, Texas wine and babysitting. The contest is dubbed The Great American Date Night and you can find more information at… Continue

Added by hitched on January 20, 2010 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Who Benefits Most from Marriage, Men or Women?

It used to be that a woman needed to marry a man for financial security, etc. How times have changed. A new study by Pew Research Center taking data from the Census between 1970 and 2007 revealed that more women today have college degrees than men. Additionally, women's earnings grew 44% from 1970 to 2007, compared with 6% for men. However, men on average still make more. Census data… Continue

Added by hitched on January 19, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

Clinton, Bush say saving lives is top goal in Haiti

Getting aid to Haiti right away to save lives is the first goal of the fund-raising initiative headed by George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, the two former U.S. presidents say.

In a pre-recorded interview broadcast Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Bush and Clinton said the new fund created by President Barack Obama also seeks to ensure that money keeps coming in after the… Continue

Added by bernertry on January 17, 2010 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Week #8--The Magnificent Jimmy Jane Candle

Week #7—Six Month Sex Challenge: The best foreplay EVER is day dreaming of a warm all-about-me massage.

Lesson I learned from last week: I will need to use plenty of silicone lube… Continue

Added by Trina Read on January 17, 2010 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

Joints Prefer High Heels Over Running Shoes

Not sure if this report is good news or bad news. D. Casey Kerrigan of JKM Technologies LLC led research overseeing 68 young adult runners, 37 of them women say that the strain on your joints from running in running shoes is worse than wearing high heels. They observed their running motions on a treadmill in running shoes with all of them running at least 15… Continue

Added by hitched on January 15, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

How to Forgive a Little to Get a Lot

Him: Slaps alarm off. Pulls covers over head. Groans. Gets up. Is cranky all day.

You: Chirpy. Cheery. Up happy. Good mood tanked by his grumpiness.

Which you then take out on him by nagging at him, bugging him for this or that, finding him irritating, and both of you having a miserable day as a result.

You then conclude that your relationship is deteriorating and rapidly going downhill.

Not likely.

He got up on the wrong side of the bed.… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on January 15, 2010 at 7:31am — No Comments

The Mental Health of Army Wives

In the largest study ever done on the emotional impact of war on Army wives, it was found that wives of soldiers sent to war suffered significantly higher rates of mental health issues than those whose husbands stayed home. The rates were higher among wives whose husband deployed longer than 11 months; meaning if the husband was deployed between one and 11 months the wife had an 18% higher… Continue

Added by hitched on January 14, 2010 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Sex After Baby--Breakfast TV Interview

The hosts of Breakfast TV Calgary and I discuss Sex After Baby as well as my Six Month Sex Challenge. My son was seven weeks at the time--he' now 12 weeks--and he makes several cameo… Continue

Added by Trina Read on January 13, 2010 at 9:14am — No Comments

Google Embraces Partners to Straddle Desktop-Cloud Divide

Google has unveiled plans today to allow Google Docs to store any type of files, and revealed a new tool from Memeo to enable users to access, migrate, and synchronize files between their desktop and Google Docs. These announcements signify a broader strategy by Google to help business customers bridge the gap between the desktop and the cloud.

Google has been… Continue

Added by bernertry on January 12, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Google Reacts To Nexus One Complaints

With complaints about its online-only support for the new Nexus One smartphone piling up, Google said it is moving as quickly as possible to address customer dissatisfaction.

The company's support forum is loaded with complaints about spotty 3G coverage from carrier partner T-Mobile, a lack of information on delivery status after a phone is purchased and… Continue

Added by bernertry on January 12, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

Week #7--Breastfeeding Making Intercourse Uncomfortable

Week #7—Six Month Sex Challenge: Pink vs. Pink Water Lubricant. I need to use a silicone based lubricant, and lots of it, while I’m breast feeding.

Lesson I learned from last week:
Trying to get sex back on track only highlights what wasn’t dealt with before the baby was born.

Breastfeeding Making Intercourse Uncomfortable

After my last blog post about not knowing whether to carry on with this challenge, I had to sit down and do a lot of hard… Continue

Added by Trina Read on January 10, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Should You Treat Your Marriage Like a Business?

BusinessWeek just ran a column discussing this very topic, which offered some interesting things to think about and some new marriage stats. For example, it says:

Every business owner or entrepreneur knows that retaining customers is more profitable than continually having to attract new ones. The best way to do that is to deliver value through great products backed with world-class service. When it comes to marriage and family, you are the product. At some…

Added by hitched on January 8, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

How to Put Your Put-Downs Down with Love!

You: “You really should get off that couch. You’re getting a belly.”

Him: “Yeah? And who put on ten pounds she can’t take off?”

Ouch. That hurt!

But you know the drill – what goes around comes around. You were critical, he criticized you right back.

Maybe you’re right, maybe he’s right too – that’s hardly the issue. What matters is how you come at it, with love or with put-downs.

With love is something like: “I’m having more trouble getting rid of these 10… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on January 7, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments

French Law Bans 'Psychological Violence' in Marriage

"It's an important step forward, as the creation of this offense will allow us to deal with the most insidious situations--situations that leave no visible scars, but which leave victims torn up inside," said Francois Fillon, France's prime minister. What he's referring to is a new law that will go into effect later this year that says spouses who resort to "psychological violence" could be criminally… Continue

Added by hitched on January 7, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

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