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Will My Man Love Me Even When I Act Unlovable?

Will My Man Love Me Even When I Act Unlovable?

Several people have passed along this hilarious GIF – but have also wondered why it strikes such a chord to see a little girl’s ugly tantrum and the caption “I need a man who loves me even when I act like this.”  In fact, in a recent column, I explained to men (based on my For Men Only research) why…read more →

3 Reasons Your Wife Plays Games Instead of Telling You What She Wants

3 Reasons Your Wife Plays Games Instead of Telling You What She Wants

Not long ago, someone we know got engaged via a multi-stage, elaborate proposal that had clearly taken an immense amount of thought and effort.  A mutual friend, upon hearing the story, told him, “Good job.  Only 9,999,999 tests left to go.”  The lucky groom, of course, wondered: why do women “test” and “play games” with their men at all?  He…read more →

2 Things to Do if You Want Your Teen to Talk to You

2 Things to Do if You Want Your Teen to Talk to You

“How was school?” (Shrug.)  “Fine.” “What did you do?” “Nothin’.” If this sounds familiar, join the club!   Not only do I have two teenagers, but I’ve interviewed and surveyed about 3,000 of them for For Parents Only and other books, and discovered that the condition homo teenagesapiens silenticus (otherwise known as “being a teenager who is uninformatively silent”) affects many…read more →

3 reasons why you should initiate sex with your husband

3 reasons why you should initiate sex with your husband

Although this article is for women, I’m sure some astonished men are looking in, and asking, “What do you mean why you should initiate sex?!”   To guys, the answer is completely obvious!  It reminds me of that line from the movie City Slickers when Billy Crystal’s character tells his friend, “Women need a reason to have sex.  Men just…read more →

3 things to do when your kid rolls her eyes at you

3 things to do when your kid rolls her eyes at you

Not that this ever happens.  But every now and then our kids (girls and boys) might perhaps display a little attitude. Perhaps it’s an eye roll, a derisive tone, a sudden disrespectful temper.  Whatever it is, it’s almost guaranteed to make a parent’s head explode. We of course never did this.  Ever. We were perfect darlings. We can’t imagine where…read more →

Two great ways to boost your son’s self-esteem

Two great ways to boost your son’s self-esteem

Many boys these days go through challenging times that are not of their making, and yet they affect how our sons view themselves. Every day, boys experience challenges at school that make them feel stupid, especially since our sit-still-and-listen school processes are not necessarily optimally designed for how boys’ brains learn! Perhaps even more toxic to how our sons view…read more →

Everything in our life just changed: Sweet 16 and DRIVING!

Everything in our life just changed: Sweet 16 and DRIVING!

Yes, this is a picture of my daughter with her new driver’s license!   She is so excited, and I’m so thrilled for her… while at the same time trying to adjust my heart to this new reality. She and her younger brother had a long-standing plan for this moment: she came home from getting her license, and the two…read more →