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Thirty nights of sex

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

A Utah couple with two young children, two demanding jobs and lots of reasons to be too tired for intimacy decided to try a “sexperiment”—and then blogged about it.
Meg Conley was concerned that she and her husband Riley Bingham were losing touch with one another—which every busy couple knows is all too easy to […]

Can you be single and happy?

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Too often I get that question “Can someone be single and truly happy?” My response always follows a similar vein—it depends. If a single person’s idea of happiness centers on being married, it’s unlikely they will find “happiness” while still single. After all, their definition is very narrow and depends completely on one element being […]

Dating after 50—for Dummies

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

There’s a new book titled Dating after 50 for Dummies—written by AARP relationship expert, Pepper Schwartz, PhD. Who would have thought that the AARP would have their own relationship expert? It’s not the same world that boomers grew up in when older folks retired and headed for a quiet pasture.
The Today Show did a segment […]

50 Shades fever

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Here we go again. First it was the book that came out of nowhere and became the “mommy-porn” of the decade. Women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds were talking about it. Men were giving it to the women in their lives in hopes it would spice things up in the bedroom. Finally, everyone […]

Happiness Myths

Monday, July 21st, 2014

There was an interesting op-ed in the Sunday New York Times discussing happiness. Now there’s a topic that everyone can relate to and would like to hear more about. What do you know about what happiness is and what makes one happy? You may be very surprised by what the research says.
There is a test […]

Is red the new black?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The color black is often thought of as sophisticated and sexy- think “little black dress.” It connotes an attractiveness and appeal that is universal and therefore, everyone wants to have at least one. Now there is a new study that highlights red as another must-have color for women. The University of Rochester has conducted studies […]

Arthur’s gift of intimacy

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Our first named hurricane of the season has been moving along the coast this week. July 4th has always been a day of parties, barbeques, parades, fireworks, trips to the pool and beach- and hot summer fun. In recent years, however, all of these are peppered with moments checking email, quick calls to work associates, […]

Gray divorce shattering retirement dreams

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

The New York Times is running an interesting piece right now on how divorce among the older long-marrieds is impacting their finances and especially their retirement security. “Gray” divorces are on the rise according to a study by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University. Among folks 50 and […]

Do the once uncool kids end up being better partners?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

A study that was published this month in the journal Child Development came to the conclusion that the cool kids from junior high end up being the marginalized adults by the time they reach their early 20’s. Apparently, cool younger kids only hang out with the best looking kids and often run with older kids […]

Dating and relationships in the Boomerang generation

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The NY Times just published a lengthy piece on the increasing number of “boomerang kids” – the young adults who have moved back home to live with their parents, many for years. These young adults talk about how they can save money on rent while they make career and life plans. They also talk about […]