Lorraine Duffy Merkl

5 Tips To Forgetting Your Way To A Better Relationship

I often have memory loss, except it’s not due to a car accident as it is for Rachel McAdams's character, “Paige,” in the soon to be released movie "The Vow"; mine is voluntary. When my husband, Neil, and I had a few chinks in our newlywed armor, we decided to enlist a little help getting…
By: Lorraine Duffy Merkl / February 10, 2012

The Soapbox: Let’s Take The “Man” Out Of Mani/Pedi

I boldly venture into sexist territory. I move we take the “man” out of mani/pedi. Why? Because sitting next to someone of the opposite sex in my nail salon is different than sitting side-by-side with another woman. It just is. I fully accept that some nice metrosexual may want his nails buffed or feet scrubbed…
By: Lorraine Duffy Merkl / December 29, 2011

Dealbreaker: He Wanted A Mommy

I did not want to be in college and be a mom. And I'm not talking about having a baby, I'm talking about dating one. Tom and I were just barely in our 20s and our wants were few. Most of the time, just being together was enough. So when he told me that he…
By: Lorraine Duffy Merkl / December 15, 2011