The Clooney Effect And Why It’s Good For Smart Chicks
To all my girlfriends lamenting the lack of men wanting intelligent, independent, self-reliant women, I say phooey! There are plenty of good men out there looking for good, substantive women. Don’t believe me? Just ask George Clooney. If you didn’t notice last Sunday, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin quietly celebrated their one-year anniversary, and I for one, couldn’t be happier – […]
Burping And Farting: Marriage Is A Gas!
I’ve been married for a little over six months now, and as comfortable as I am around my husband, I still can’t bring myself to burp or fart in front of him. I will do anything to avoid anything intestinal in his presence. This includes holding it in, sucking it up, breathing through it, and running into another room […]
Married People: Who’s F**king?
When I was single I used to wonder about my married friends’ sex lives. How often do they do it? Is it good? Does it stay good? Is married sex better? I always wondered, but never asked– maybe because I didn’t want to pry, or maybe because I didn’t want to know if the news […]
I Like Big Rebuttals And I Cannot Lie
And now a few words from Robby Scharf, my late blooming husband: Ah, my wife Treva. I love her like I’ve never loved anyone before. As beautiful as she is talented, she possesses a wonderful ability to convey in words what many of us think, but may not express. Her last blog post, “Women Are From Venus, […]
My Vows: A Dream Writing Assignment
Finally getting the chance to write my marriage vows was more than just this bride’s dream come true. It was this freelance writer’s finest hour. The dream assignment that had previously been out of reach for so many years, was now mine. I had waited patiently and worked tirelessly, but I finally got the job. […]
Welcome To Registry Hell
I never thought shopping could be such torture until I got engaged. Suddenly, something I previously found fun, and maybe even therapeutic, has become pure torment. Registry shopping is like retail waterboarding – cruel and unusual. The selection is overwhelming. There are so many choices, so many decisions, so many brands, models, gadgets, and so […]
And Now, A Word From The Late Blooming Groom
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you Robby, my future better half. Since I’ve been doing all of the talking on these blog posts, I thought it might be time to hear another perspective on finding love later in life. So here he is, former bachelor, current fiancé, and fellow late bloomer Robert […]
Marriage And Midlife: A First For Us Both
Getting married for the first time at this age is a little weird. When most people our age are looking at colleges with their kids, we’re looking at wedding venues. When most of our peers are preparing to be empty nesters, we’re preparing to co-habitat for the first time. While most folks in their 50s are dealing with […]