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When all else fails, read him poetry for foreplay.

If Your Marriage Aches, Apply Honey and Poetry

[ 0 ] August 23, 2012

I had the honor of reviewing and advanced copy of Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage: And One to Save It by Roger Housden. Here’s a sneak preview of the most poignant versus that vibrated with me especially after watching Hope Springs this week. Poet Rainer Maria Rilke spells out in a letter excerpted in [...]

How to Get Unstuck After a Midlife Crisis

How to Get Unstuck After a Midlife Crisis

[ 0 ] August 2, 2012

Fess up.  More than once or perhaps right now, you’re sticking your head in the sand, pretending things are fine, resisting change, or shutting down to numb your feelings so you can endure what is causing you to stay stuck.  For now, it’s easier than the hassle of getting unstuck because that requires big scary [...]

Using the Past to Begin Anew

Using the Past to Begin Anew

[ 0 ] June 26, 2012

In this age of multiple marriages and serial relationships, it’s hard not to emerge unscathed without at least one relationship in your baggage that you deeply regret. It’s the one where you wonder, “How did an intelligent woman like me ever get involved in such a relationship?” or “How did something so good become so [...]

Tossing the Junk Drawer of Your Life and Putting Things Back Together Right

Tossing the Junk Drawer of Your Life and Putting Things Back Together Right

[ 1 ] June 21, 2012

Two years ago I tossed the junk drawer of my life by leaving a 14-year relationship, selling my business and moving to the country. In essence I completely wiped the slate clean, ran into the arms of another man, then wisely took a year off to contemplate my cyclical behavior, dissatisfaction and what my life [...]

Take a breath, grieve, and the other 6 steps BEFORE moving on after your divorce.

7 Things You Must Do Before Moving On After Your Divorce

[ 0 ] May 29, 2012

Even when you are entirely sure that getting divorced was the right thing to do, ending a marriage can leave you feeling confused and directionless. For years, your days revolved around certain routines and you probably felt as though you knew where your life was heading. Grown-ups are worried that they’re going to ruin their [...]