Archive of ‘Relationships’ category

Dealing with the Relationship Ice

Today we’re answering a question from a 20-something reader on the age-old issue of trying to make sense of an unexplained break-up. Shedding some perspective on dealing with the “WHY?” we have two women and one man from my 40+ panel. Breaking up without breaking up is ever easier in the age of text. I […] Read more…

A Marriage Is A Universe

          A 40-something global consultant talks about what she she learned about finding love. Her story… ~ Be open to it… The biggest stroke of luck that can ever befall anyone is to find an excellent match. I don’t have unrealistic standards. I don’t think you can find somebody who will […] Read more…

Are You Too Available? Create Your Own Ecosystem

Today we had a question from a 20-something who has come here for some shared wisdom before. Now she is back with a follow up. The question: Dear 40-somethings, About 3 years ago I came here to ask for advice on whether I should move to another state to live with my long distance boyfriend in […] Read more…

Fall in Love with Imperfection

Most of us want to share our lives with someone. We want a connection, a soul mate, a partner, whether or not they come with a legal certificate or an expiration date. But what’s the real deal? How do you find love and partnership without losing your identity? How do people grow as individuals and […] Read more…

Mountains at 20 Become Moleholes at 40

When I went around the country interviewing women of all marital statuses about relationships, a lot of women talked about expectations. The root of much fighting is about disappointment over expectations not being met. The big difference about being married is that when you have a fight, you can’t just say forget this. I’m outta here. […] Read more…

You Can’t “Make” It Work

Today’s post on closing one window and opening another. A love story. ~ It’s true. It’s better to be happy on your own than miserable in a relationship. I stayed with something for too long despite being unhappy. We were separate people living in the same house. It’s a terrible way to spend time. I […] Read more…

Don’t Shag Your Girlfriends

Today’s post is inspired by a group of eight women discussing their friendships. As they became adults and grew up, had kids, got married, got divorced, their friendships were truly a lifeline. Their advice…learn to be a good friend in your twenties…and beware the girlfriend ditch. Or in their own words: Friendship is even more important as […] Read more…

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