Three Things That Keep My Marriage Together


They were engaged within three weeks of talking on the phone. Their marriage almost ended in the beginning, but this is how they made it through. — Sometimes in life, things unexpectedly work out. My wife and I have been Married 7 ½ years, and it was like most marriages in the beginning–it was tough. […]

One Silent Killer of Relationships, Careers, and Dreams


You could be dealing with something that affects guys most of their life that’s left untreated. — Your wedding day comes and the “I Do’s” are said. All you can think of is “and they lived happily ever after,” just like all the fairy tales you read as a little girl. Time passes, and everything […]

Four Types of Relationships We Experience


There are different types of relationships that affect how we love and live life.  — There are going to be plenty of relationships in your life, no matter the seriousness of them. Recently, I spotted an article about divorced men, which in turn made me look at my boyfriend—who is also divorced. He is one […]

3 Things I Learned While Building My Dream on the Side


He worked 12-hour days to make his dream a reality and learned this along the way. — Never give up on your dreams, but there are times when you need to make adjustments. Balance in life? What is that? For over four years, I worked 12 hour days, much of which was spent trying to […]

Marvel’s Fantastic Ant-Man Plot Based on Realistic Absent Father Dynamics


She went to enjoy a movie but walked away with a profound understand of what happens when fathers are absent. — Ant-Man was well acted and exceptionally produced. But this is not a movie review. Cassie was as thrilled to see her father as he was to see her. The plot and its rich character development included two absent […]

Dating a Widow: Is She Really Ready to Move On?


If she loved him, wouldn’t she remove her late husband’s photos? — Hi Sandy, Five months ago, I met the most wonderful woman. She lost her husband 3 years prior to us meeting. Our relationship has grown quickly, probably because we’re both 58 and know what we want in a relationship. I’m spending more and more time with her. […]

Walking Away From a Man That I Love


After 31 years and much effort to create a healthy marriage, she has to walk away.



Lois Roma-Deeley offers an enigmatic look at a husband and a wife who have lived lives “no one thought practical.”

It’s Not Love That Matters the Most


They met by accident and fell in love before meeting. Their relationship flourished when she came to this revelation.  — We met by accident.  “I am sorry for the delayed response, give me a call back at…” His voice was smooth and deep, like rich chocolate. I saved the message.  It took me a few months to return his call. I told him that he had left a message on my machine, then went on to explain that he had dialed the wrong number. I also told him […]

8 Reasons You Should Reconsider Online Dating


This man says you can find love through online dating if you know what to do.

Why Men Should Wear Engagement Rings


Chelsea Avery says that when you think about everything an engagement stands for, this is why guys should wear one. — Marriage is much more than fancy rings, a big wedding and filing taxes together. Marriage is about creating a partnership with someone who empowers you to live life to the fullest and who gives […]

10 Grown Up Things We’ve Learned From Getting Engaged


Fights in public, putting each first, and learning how to live with each other were a few “grown-up” lessons they learned the hard way.

Three Minutes to a More Loving Relationship


When was the last time you danced with your significant other? This week? This year? The last wedding you attended?

9 Steps To Figure Out What You Are Meant to Do in Life


Living an incredible life is within your grasp. Use these nine steps as a guide. — Have you ever had the feeling that you were meant for great things? I have had these feelings a lot. As I thought about my choices, one got me excited. It’s Sunday night, and I’m trying to find a movie […]

Six Reasons I Don’t Need to Know Everything My Husband is Thinking Right Now


This couple has gotten through the hard times by learning what works for them. — My husband and I have a good marriage. Sure, we’ve had our hard times (plenty). And we don’t always communicate the best, despite 21 years of marriage. We still drive each other crazy when it’s his turn to drive and […]

The Man, the Examined Life, and My Own Heterocentricity


There is nothing so binding and divisive as our own perception of how things should be. But what do you do, as Jeremy McKeen uncovers, when you are the majority of the world’s ruling niche? — What does a Hooters full of lesbians, a bus full of Princeton University alumni, and a beach full of […]