November and December are a time when we come together to catch up with loved ones, enact family traditions and celebrate life. But the season of good cheer is not always cheerful. Between selecting the perfect gift, booking expensive flights and dealing with the in-laws, people get stressed and, unfortunately, the closest vent for those… READ MORE »
Christmastime always transformed me.
It made my heart expand in my chest, placing me in perpetual rapture for at least two months out of the year. I was inevitably intoxicated by the twinkling lights, the smell of cookies baking, our family’s annual trip to the tattered Christmas display at Fountains of Wayne. … READ MORE »
A little more than a year ago, a study was released that claimed couples who live together before marriage are more likely to get divorced than couples who don’t shack up before they wed. I found that interesting, as my fiancé had just moved in with me and my parents around the time that study… READ MORE »
Over the last 12 months, we’ve cheered from the sidelines as our favorite stars fell in love, got engaged and got married. Sure, 2010 had its share of celeb divorces, but it also had a whole lot of happy love stories as well. Here, then, are the top 10 celebrity love stories of the year! READ MORE »
Once upon a time, people used to meet a cute singleton, fall in and out of love, have a string of failed relationships, stumble upon The One and live happily ever after. Or else they grew closer and closer to a close friend of the opposite sex, eventually declared their love for each other and… READ MORE »
When it came to celebrity scandals, 2010 had its fair share of zingers. From adulterous golfers to adulterous soccer players to adulterous motorcycle builders … well, a lot of famous people cheated. But it wasn’t all sordid hookups, secret babies and embarrassing fake-relationship publicity stunts. There was also the creepiest “Bachelor” ever! Join us as… READ MORE »
I’m glad I have sons … and only sons. My friends who are mothers of daughters say that if I had given birth to two daughters instead, I’d be just as glad. I’m not so sure. When I was pregnant with each of my sons, I was convinced from the start that I was carrying… READ MORE »
My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts—fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter… READ MORE »
It wasn’t meant to go this way.
It was meant to be a fun assignment. A lot of women would dream of being asked to test drive every vibrator on the market and write about their experience for Playboy. And while it wasn’t something my parents were going to be bragging about—or even admitting… READ MORE »
In honor of the Potter nerd in all of us, we re-imagined eight magical objects from the Harry Potter world in the context of how they could benefit our not-always-magical love lives. … READ MORE »
The best way to establish and maintain instant dating rapport is to talk about the other person, not you. Successful dating starts with successful conversations! Successful conversations are sustained by placing full attention on the person in front of you.
Even if your accomplishments include running up Mt. Everest without crampons or landing a… READ MORE »
So many of the women I meet in their 30s who are successful, interesting and accomplished find themselves alone. They have friends. They have social skills and they are desirable. But the whole dating drama has them in a tizzy. Often their primary strategies for meeting potential mates include: internet dating, going to parties and… READ MORE »
I’m back from a girlfriend getaway in paradise. Traveling with a best friend off the beaten path awakened joy in me and soothed my soul, but it also left me wondering: Why can’t I capture that sense of fun and wonder in everyday life? Why do I feel so stuck here in Boston, yet I… READ MORE »
When I mustered the courage to ask my husband of 16 years if he was having an affair, he looked at me with tears in his eyes and said, “It was just an escape. It will be over with one phone call. You and I are still going to grow old together.” I accepted this… READ MORE »
The beginning of a relationship can be a tricky course to navigate. Guys (like me) aren’t so good at guessing what women think or want, and our stupidity can lead to otherwise easily avoidable arguments. Setting some basic rules with your new flame may help you get past the small stuff and start enjoying your… READ MORE »
I had always been sure I wanted to get married, and the longer I dated Dean, the more sure I was that he was the right one for me. That is … until I got engaged.
Dean’s proposal wasn’t a surprise. I was too nosy to not know it was happening, and I… READ MORE »
There are a few things most of us women have in common: We appreciate a decadent dessert, we love a clearance sale at our favorite store, and we all wouldn’t mind looking and feeling younger and healthier. … READ MORE »
Not sure what to be this Halloween? We’ve pulled together 50 fun, original couples costumes. We’re not the only ones who can come up with great couples costumes, so leave us a comment and tell us how you and your partner have dressed up together in the past, or what you’re planning for this year. READ MORE »