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Can you find Mr. /Ms. Right in church?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

There has been a lot written about the importance of compatibility in relationships—similar values, goals, lifestyles, and even work ethic. Compatibility VS incompatibility in any of these can make or break a relationship, as too many couples find out after saying “I do.” Notice I didn’t specifically mention religion, race, or ethnic background—because honestly, though […]

What your speech says about where you are from

Monday, December 21st, 2015

I was raised in a home where a lot of emphasis was placed on proper speech. Not only the words, but the accent. We were from New York and having a certain local accent was NOT prohibited. Often we got lectured around the dinner table on how we would be able to tell if a […]

Beauty is as beauty does

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

In the spirit of true feminism the 2016 Pirelli calendar, which is an art item released by an Italian tire company—will break with its pin-up tradition of featuring nude and partially clothed models. This year it will be filled with women who are known not for their looks, but for their accomplishments. Serena Williams, Patti […]

Is your unhappy marriage stuck in cruise control?

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The present divorce rate is around 49%, and it’s older folks in long-term marriages who are the ones most often calling it quits. Financial concerns, concerns about the welfare of the children, and a desire for continued stability are all reasons people give for not addressing marital problems sooner rather than later. It seems that […]

It’s #NoBraDay today

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

It’s No Bra Day today, and it’s trending at the top of twitter. Why is this important besides the need to continue to put a spotlight on breast cancer? For starters, women continue to feel as though how they look is the most or one of the most important aspects of who they are. Men […]

Brian Williams: What would Pope Francis tweet?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Brian Williams returned to work on MSNBC yesterday, just in time to cover Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. As we all know, this Pope has gone where no one before him has ever been, and has gained a great deal of popularity and respect for his messages on inclusion, forgiveness, humility, love for the […]

Are you bound for wedded bliss or divorce?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

This past Saturday I attended the wedding of my niece in CT. I have twelve nieces and nephews, four young adults of my own, and many, many other married relatives and friends. Needless to say I have been going to weddings for years, and lost count quite some time ago.
I like to say that very […]

Is sex really that important in a relationship?

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

The New York Times just featured an interesting piece titled First comes Sex Talk with These renegades of Couples Therapy. Essentially it deals with the issue of the importance of sex in happy marriages and relationships—and it challenges the notion that couples need to first focus on their underlying issues in couples therapy in […]

Is your dog a silent partner?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The NY Times ran a fun piece “It’s me or the dog,” written by a single guy whose girlfriend wasn’t interested in sharing the bed with his dog. They had a long-distance relationship, so at first, his girlfriend was too jet lagged to make it an issue or maybe just happy to have some time […]

Do you/did you have a Jeremy in your life?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

The NY Times ran a very interesting piece—an essay by Jordana Narin, a sophomore at Columbia who is the winner of the Modern Love essay Contest. Ms. Narin’s piece is all about her “Jeremy,” who is the guy in the millennial generation that women “never really date and never really get over.” For older generations, […]