Archive for the 'In the News' Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women, self-empowerment and dress codes

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The New York Times contains a very interesting piece in the Op- Ed section today. It’s about the dress code in Berkeley, California that appears to be taking students back to the good old 1960’s and ‘70’s. Hem lengths are being measured, tank tops are required to have wide shoulders, covering more skin, inseams cannot […]

Student debt’s impact on dating and relationships

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

It’s the topic of many financial columns, blogs, articles, and even a couple of best selling books. The President of the U.S. wants to take action to help alleviate it. Student debt in this country now tops one trillion dollars and it’s owed by those who have completed college and graduate school as well as […]

The culture that inspires #YesAllWomen

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Elliot Rodger’s rampage not only cut short six promising young lives, impacted a number of others who survived but will bear the physical and emotional scars, left families to deal with devastating and lifelong grief, and friends and neighbors to mourn and ask what might have been- it has also led to a renewed debate […]

Elliot Rodger and the problem of isolation

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Virtually everyone desires a connection with others. Relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and lovers contribute heavily to providing crucial emotional support, reducing stress, providing an outlet for feelings and a means of self-expression- and are considered key to one’s happiness. So what must it be like for those who are socially isolated and often […]

George and Amal- the right chemistry

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

It appears that George Clooney is not a confirmed bachelor after all. He was just passing time with beautiful and sexy women until his Ms. Right came along. This may be sad new to all those men who were in awe of his lifestyle and freedom- who held him up as their ideal wannabe. But […]

Couple’s communication is helped by food

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

We have all heard that low blood sugar can lead to anger, among other things. But how much do we actually focus on the role of food on our moods and relationships? According to findings just published in the Proceedings of the national Academy of Sciences, missing a meal can indeed be very bad for […]

Love defeats hatred- the Boston Marathon wedding couple returns

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

April 15, 2013 was their wedding day- one they knew would be special and always remembered. Turns out, it would be seared into their memory as their day of love and happiness became a day of horror and great loss for so many of the people they had wanted to celebrate with.
Robert and Kelli Watling […]