15 Marriage Vows I Didn't Know I Should Make

Knowing what I know now, vows are important. They remind us to keep holding on or they raise red flags to aspects of a relationship that need some attention. But marriage vows tend to be lofty, idealistic promises dripping in romance or generic, one-size-fits-all covenants that leave no room for nuance or reality. They often don't reflect the real promises needed in a healthy partnership, which are different for each couple. If I were to do it again, I'd have a new set of vows to give but to also expect in return. Here are the vows I should've made on my wedding day:...more
I think that is why so many couples write their own vows now.  This was a great list.  Sorry you ...more

Dating Advice: Never Date Your Best Friend

Thanks to the countless "best friends turned lovers" movies—When Harry Met Sally, No Strings Attached, Just Friends—I started dating my best friend (now ex-boyfriend) with complete confidence. I mean, if Jim and Pam from The Office, who began their romance at a paper company, for crying out loud, could be soul mates, couldn't the relationship with my best guy friend work out, too? Nope. Hollywood clearly fooled me; not all relationships that blossom from friendship are destined to work out. ...more
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Infertility Issues: Give a Sperm Sample In a Parking Lot?

“Let’s just do it here,” I looked around the parking lot. ...more
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Just Another Day of Fighting the Fat

At the tender age of 13, I twisted my body around in front of the full length mirror I'd purchased from the nearest K-Mart for $6.99. I used the business end of my inaugural pair of platform shoes and to my mom's chagrin, proceeded to hammer the mirror to the back of my bedroom door. Seventeen magazine and the stick-thin models contained within its glossy pages began a residency on my nightstand years before the walking hungry began gracing the pages of trash magazines like Us and In Touch. ...more
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10 Surprising Turn Ons

It seems like every week there's a new study out claiming to boost your libido. Some of them make sense, but a lot of them are flat out bizarre. We rounded up 10 of the strangest sex boosters, in case you were looking for a new way to get in the mood....more

Would You Wear a Vibrator While Running Errands and Let Your Partner Control It?

The We-Vibe 4 Plus, if you haven't heard of it, is definitely a breakthrough in the world of sex toys. Not only does its shape make for an ideal snug fit (it's shaped like a U, and sort of clips into place), it has a remote control for fun within the home, but also, and the best part of all, it can be synced to your phone, too. What does that mean? Your partner can be anywhere in the world and control the speed and intensity of the We-Vibe 4 Plus as you wear or play with it. I know! I was just as confused, skeptical, and all OMG, too. So, my husband and I decided to put it to the test. ...more
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I Almost Had An Affair and My Marriage Is Better For It

Without him, I would have never realized how important my marriage is to me. ...more

Binge-Watching Netflix Brought Us Back Together

I sat at my desk waiting for the clock to tick just close enough to 5:00 p.m. so that I could duck out early from work. My man was waiting for me at home, and I didn't want to keep him waiting any longer than necessary. I was excited to get home, throw on some comfortable clothes, and curl up on the couch with my favorite man of the moment, Walter White. Granted, I wasn't so much physically curling up with him as I was spending my evenings peering inside his mind, but either way, I couldn't wait to find out what else was going to happen on Breaking Bad. After all, my marriage depended on it....more
Binge-watching whatever, whenever? What bliss that must be!!more

I'm Glad I'm Married Because Dating In the Digital Age Is Frightening

Originally, my idea was to experiment with the social networking app Tinder for 48 hours. However, it took less than 4 hours for me to be absolutely grossed out with the state of the Tinder-verse and I had to power through to even make it to 24. At this very moment, as I'm writing this, just the thought of opening the app and seeing the little orange dot informing me of a new message makes my stomach churn the same way it did when I had the stomach flu last winter and wanted to die a horrible, horrible death on the bathroom floor. ...more
Just before I met my husband, I tried dating a few men I met on MySpace (yes, when MySpace was ...more

It's Over: I Had Sex with My Ex and Felt Nothing

After a breakup that almost destroyed me, I took to my bed for not just days but weeks. I wasn't just broken, but whatever is the next step worse than that, horrifically devastated, might be the most accurate explanation of the state of my mind and heart. As with anyone who's just experienced heartbreak, I was quite sure I wouldn't recover. ...more
I would love to have this experience but I don't think I'm anywhere near ready to even entertain ...more