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It’s easy to be a romantic on Valentine’s Day, right? After all, this is the one day our whole society sets aside for romance. So why do so many people get it wrong??? How come, every February 14, so many people end their day in disappointment and tears?!? It’s because, too often, people buy a gift when instead they could be planning a love-fest. Valentine’s Day is a chance to show someone how special and unique you think they are—so don’t be generic! Don’t just buy a bunch of flowers and a box of candy and assume you’re done. A...

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"While this was written about caretaking for your partner, the same is true about the drain of being a stay at home parent ... or the drain of working outside the house and then having all the rest of your time spent as a caregiver to kids or spouse or parents or whatever and still never having time for self care."- Beth Liebling Author: Ed Reitman This article started out as an email to a dear friend, whose latest book, one of many that he authored, was featured on a national televised program. I intended it to serve a dual...

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Online dating is great at bringing hundreds of potential romantic partners directly to you. The hard part can be converting the casual introductions into face to face meetings. But if you follow the advice below, you should have as many dates as you could possibly want! Face yourself. Don’t be shy about your profile. Ask friends (preferably of the gender you are trying to date) to look it over and give their thoughts, both bad and good.  If you can fix the negatives by rewording things or changing out your pictures, do so. You want to put your best self...

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No matter what’s going on in the world outside a romantic relationship, it’s important to keep the passionate connections strong. There may be many reasons why sexual intercourse is off the table as a means of connection, sometimes it’s health, physical distance between partners, or a simple lack of privacy, but none of those are reasons (or excuses) to allow passion to dwindle. Let’s face it, passion is what drives us to enter into committed relationships; why should it surprise us that a lack of it may lead to the deterioration of it?  And, hey, wasn’t that passion amazing, exciting...

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Horrible Harvey has finally left, and the outpouring of love for those generous souls who have given of their time, resources and money is beautiful to behold.  Houston is full of heroes, many of them unsung and all deserving of as much gratitude as we can muster.   Fortunately, love is one of those rare renewable resources; so no matter how much we give away, we always have more.  The question is whether we choose to find and share it.  In the aftermath of this unspeakable disaster, I am afraid that our public displays of love are plentiful, but the...

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