All posts tagged: love

Making Things Happen

When I became a single parent, my three sons and I moved into a temporary rental that turned out to be infested with mice. And everyone involved told me that there was no way to get rid of them, because everything had been tried. It […]

How Can We Help?

The immediacy and relevancy of the vast amount of information coming at us now has made desk chair activists out of many of us. We feel a need to do something. So we often protest things by detailing what’s wrong and what’s not working and […]

Kids Know That Love Is Unconditional, Even When We Forget

We never outgrow the basic need we had as children for love, expressed through concentrated attention, affection and unconditional acceptance. And we’re all walking around looking for it, all the time. Conditional acceptance doesn’t exist because love has no gray areas. And to love someone […]

Leap Year Magic

I proposed to my husband on Leap Year Day. That’s when tradition says that girls can ask boys. And Ron said Yes. We didn’t take any action at first. Then seven months later, he proposed to me, and I said Yes. With two Yeses, you […]

Finding Love Is An Inside Job

My husband and I are in our 25th year together. Soon after we met, when we were just becoming acquainted as friends, I felt nauseas one day. Ron’s a doctor and he wanted to help, so he offered to gently stick his finger down my throat […]

48 Hours That Will Transform Your Relationship

One of my friends keeps talking about leaving his wife. The two of them are great together when they’re good. But they stink when they’re bad because each of them makes it all about the other. In a recent article on the five stages of […]

Why It Works To Make Your Partner Right

A few years ago, my husband and I visited the coastal village of Taormina on Sicily. Our hotel was situated so that we could stand on our balcony and see Mount Etna in the distance. I thought it was great that the locals had strung […]

Choosing Love Over Fear

Each year on May 4, the entire population of the Netherlands stops for two minutes of silence at 8pm, to remember the people who died during WWII. It’s dramatic and moving to witness. The Nazis defeated the Netherlands in 1940 and soon began abducting Dutch citizens […]