Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Won’t Tell His Mom About Me”

I have been dating my boyfriend for a year now and still haven’t met his mother. He is an only child of a single mom, so they’re very close. My boyfriend’s ex girlfriend, who has and continues to interfere in our relationship, lives in the same apartment complex as both my boyfriend and me (we all live in separate apartments). Well, my boyfriend’s mother likes to stay in contact with his ex because she’s known her for so long, and when she comes to visit about once a month, they all usually spend time in the local bar. This set-up has resulted in him not even telling his mother that we’re together and it makes it awkward for me because when she’s in town, I don’t want to go to the bar like I usually do because I don’t want to meet her as some random friend only later to tell her that I’m his girlfriend. He says that he’ll tell her soon, but he’s been saying that for awhile now. It doesn’t make sense to me because he talks about our future and even picked out kids’ names and what kind of house we’ll want and where we want to live. — Tired of Being a Secret

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This Month In Lady Mags: Getting Cozy With October

The October issues have gone on a diet. At least, they’ve slimmed down from last month’s fashion binge fest. So which one of these thinner volumes is the best to get you ready for fall? After the jump, we’ve rounded up the highlights from each magazine, so you can see which is worth your $3.99. Keep reading »

How To Know If A Guy Likes You

I have a basic philosophy for women who are dating that I outline in my book, Why He Disappeared. It’s called mirroring. Basically, it means you don’t do anything unless he does it first. You don’t call. You don’t text. You don’t make plans. If he doesn’t make an effort, that just means he’s not very motivated to be your partner. Case closed. Frankly, I find mirroring to be close to foolproof. But nothing in life is perfect. It’s entirely possible that you can “do nothing” (as I advocate), and the man pulls away, saying “you don’t make enough of an effort for me.” Is that possible? Sure. But that doesn’t mean that you should stop mirroring. Keep reading »

Gemma Arterton Will Walk Off Movie Sets

“I want to enjoy the work I do. I’m looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don’t just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. … I’ve nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don’t want that in my life. “

—Actress Gemma Arterton, 24, on being disrespected on film sets. Hmm, which films could this Bond girl be talking about? “Quantum of Solace”? “Prince of Persia”? Or maybe it was “Tess of the d’Ubervilles”!

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7 Kama Sutra Sex Tips To Avoid

Vatsyayana’s Kama Sutra was a strategy guide for the interaction of penises and vaginas in Gupta-era India (320 to 550 CE), meant to be read by sexual partners to enhance their lovemaking. Well, it turns out there’s a big difference between adopting moral platitudes from thousands of years ago, and trying out their sex advice. Some of the “tips” from the Kama Sutra seem to be setting people up for serious injury should they be performed incorrectly, or in some cases, if they’re performed at all. Read more Keep reading »

Welcome To The Kitten Party At Caboodle Ranch

Craig Grant just wanted to give his cat Pepper his own space. So he created a small cat-sized town, populated with mini-buildings and streets for Pepper and the hundreds of other cats Grant has saved to live. Now Grant’s cat sanctuary, Caboodle Ranch, houses more than 600 fancy felines, who are supported by Grant’s love and care and the generous donations of volunteers. The Ranch includes a faux Walmart (complete with mini-shopping carts), a tiny town hall, and dozens of tiny houses, too small for humans but perfectly sized for kittens.

Check out more photos of their range life after the jump. [Yahoo] Keep reading »

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