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Of Marriage Proposals And Porn

Some people love the spectacle of a public marriage proposal. But is it heartwarming? Or is it just porn for our romantic soul?

Have you seen this heartwarming marriage proposal that made its rounds over the internet last week? In case you didn’t watch the video because you’re at work… or have something better to do… or are an emotionless robot, basically, the boyfriend of a Chicago Bulls cheerleader wanted to propose to her….

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Sex Is The Most Important Part Of A Marriage

Time magazine recently published two articles discussing new studies regarding sexual satisfaction, marriage and infidelity. While Time played up the “groundbreaking” nature of the results, I was not surprised. Shortly after my wedding, I came to the conclusion that sex is probably the most important aspect of marriage. That revelation wasn’t the result of any sexual…

When Saying “I Love You” Matters Most

I am a very effusive person. For instance, I love sushi. I love my rare lazy afternoons when I get to read a book on the couch. I love Harry Potter (the books, not the movies). I love our barber in the small Italian town where we live. I love my dogs. I love my…

No Romance For Me, Please

Imagine the scene…. A balmy February evening with a luxurious yacht skimming along the water. On board are couples in love. To surprise Jane, John has two tickets for this Valentine’s Day moonlit cruise around the harbor. On the drive to the dock, John remains tight lipped, frustrating Jane. She anxiously clutches the bouquet of…

How To Save Your Relationship While Planning A Wedding

Clyde and I are getting married. This means I’ve suddenly turned into a wedding planner. In case you’ve never gone through this process before, allow me to say that it’s a special kind of pain. Fellas, be prepared to see a whole ‘nother side of the woman you love enough to hand over a small…

Working For Your Husband Is Tricky Business

My husband is sleeping with his secretary. Not only do I not care, I actually encourage it. No, we’re not swingers, or in a dysfunctional marriage. We work together… and I’m his secretary! The first question I’m asked when people find out that my husband and I own a business together–and that I technically work…

I’ve Become My Own Worst Nightmare

My mother was right. About everything. And if you ever tell her I said that, I may have to kill you. I wasn’t always the upstanding, hard-working, settled-down, home-owning, pinnacle of the American dream that I am today. And yet, that’s exactly what my mother predicted, even as I was sneaking out all night, smoking,…

I Put Men In Boxes

I admit it. I have a lot of boxes. A box for friends, and a box for enemies. A box for frenemies, one for family, another for lovers. I even have a box for barely tolerable coworkers. I put the people I trust into one box, and the people I’d like to throw out the…

Is Honesty Really The Best Policy?

I had an interesting encounter with a married friend the other night. My husband, our two-year-old son and I went to dinner at “Jack,” “Jill” and “little Johnny’s” house. They’re friends of ours, and we were looking forward to catching up with them after not seeing them for several months. I should mention now that…

The Curse Of The Red Flag

I just went to a friend’s wedding. Instead of jumping for joy that someone else was joining the club, though, my husband and I found ourselves thinking, “oh, no. They have no idea what they are in for.” I shouldn’t be such a pessimist. This particular couple is incredibly compatible. But, there have been a…