As spring fever finally kicks out the winter blues many of us get the urge to purge. Clean out those things that are not serving us anymore. Traditionally this means our closets, our kitchens, our gardens, and our garages. However, I believe spring is also a good time to take off your rose colored glasses when it comes to your … [Read more...] about Spring Cleaning is for Relationships Too
As Meghan Markle rides through Windsor in her specially chosen horse-drawn carriage, clothed in the gown of her dreams, with a real life prince charming, to most it seems like a fairy tale in every sense of the word. But, the events of the past week, specifically surrounding Ms. Markle’s father backing out of attending the wedding for some … [Read more...] about The Royal Wedding….Will the Fairy Tale Have a Happy Ending?
“He was a sweet, nice kid” That’s how *Brian’s father described his 19 year old son who was stabbed and killed by his girlfriend on April 6 in the apartment they shared where Brian was attending school. A typical case of domestic abuse under not so typical circumstances. Brian and his girlfriend were young. Too young. He was a well built and … [Read more...] about Domestic Violence – Early Intervention Can Mean Prevention
Each year I go away with a group of girlfriends. We’ve been doing it for about 8 years now. We email and text like little kids for weeks leading up to the trip, and inside jokes and funny quotes fly when we get back. I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out why this trip – this one long weekend a year – has become so important to all of us. We are a … [Read more...] about Girlfriends Gotta Get Away
Wouldn't it be great if your marriage came with some kind of guarantee? Like “if you’re not satisfied with your partner, you can exchange him for one with all the qualities you thought you were getting when you first said I do.” Well, it doesn't. When it comes to marriages, it is much more of a “buyer beware,” or “final sale” mentality, so … [Read more...] about Buyer Beware – When I Do Should Be I Don’t
It’s amazing how one story can provoke so many opinions and questions. I’m not usually ambivalent on any topic but this one really has me thinking. First, let’s clear away the media glitz to look at the facts. (1) Man punches and knocks woman out cold in an elevator and drags her listless body out of elevator. (2) Both arrested and charged … [Read more...] about Another Way for Janay
I think its time to set the record straight. Popular opinion seems to depict cheaters as lowly sleazes, sneaking around, victimizing their spouses, and only worthy of one thing; hitting the sidewalk hard while clutching divorce papers handed to them on the way out. Ironically, the harshest judges are those who have never experienced infidelity. … [Read more...] about Rebuild Or Revenge – The Choice is Yours
According to the US Census Bureau 43% of children in the US live without their father. I’ll just let that sink in a bit. When I read it I had to take a breath, blink my eyes, and re-read the sentence. 43%? That’s almost half of the children in this country! Of course, my investigative instincts fired up immediately. Let’s find ‘em! But … [Read more...] about Who’s your daddy? The answer may be easier than you think.
So, I’m sitting in a local restaurant. Being the people watcher that I am, I notice a couple sitting at a table diagonal from me. Her back is facing me and she’s holding her phone. I’m watching. I get a pang of nausea as her arm extends upwards. Ugh. She’s going to take a selfie. As I take a sip of my dirty martini to quell the gagging (I … [Read more...] about When Digital Foreplay Becomes Revenge Porn…..
Recently, I was asked to give my opinion about Financial Infidelity on Fox Business News. It is an issue I deal with a lot, and as usual, I have an opinion and a strong one at that! But, the reason I sound so definitive when asked questions about Financial Infidelity is that I’m out there every day, and I’ve seen all sorts of tricks and creative … [Read more...] about Whether the Bedroom or the Bankbook – Cheating is Cheating