This week my gringo and I celebrated 28 years of marriage. And we've worked hard at making it work! Over the years, I've made mistakes that could have destroyed our marriage. I've included my biggest ones along with mistakes that friends tell me they've made.
Being in a new relationship is exhilarating and exciting! However there are still some precautionary steps you should take before committing yourself to a man. Trust me, I know it's the best thing in the world to meet a man who seems like the best thing since sliced bread, but you still have to be careful.
Often times, women are blinded by the lustful first stages of a relationship and end up seriously regretting decisions they made in the heat of the moment.
Why are some men such liars? Sometimes I wonder if it's something inherent in masculine nature. I have a confession to make, I recently did something I had never done before. Do not ask me why, but snooped on the text messages of guy who is supposed to be "wooing" me, and guess what: I found the same clichéd text messages he sent me, with the same invitations to the same restaurants even sent to two other women! At the same time even!
How is it even possible that he thought he'd get away with that? Funny thing is, that's not the worst of it...
Once kids come into the picture, it seems that it is impossible to find alone time with your hubby. In fact, a Trojan Lubricants and YourTango study proved that after having kids, 78 percent of parents say their sex lives are practically non-existent. Uff, that sucks doesn't it?!
As a good parent you want to make sure your kids are doing well in school, being fed the right things, plus all the other every day necessities that you need to accomplish. By the time your man comes home, you're famished and he's exhausted. Despite this, the study also learned that 40 percent of couples still want to have sex and if they had an extra hour everyday that's EXACTLY what they would be doing!
Sexting is the type of foreplay that can go one of both ways. It can either be highly effective or turn your partner off completely. If you don't follow the right protocol at the appropriate time, your attempt to be sexy can backfire terribly. I'm pretty sure most people have sexted or attempted to sext at some point in time, which is great because it's a new way to bond with your man.
However when sexting goes wrong, it can go VERY wrong as you are about to see for yourself...Continue Reading >
I read that 27 years is the median age for first-time brides in this country. That means that I have a decade to come up with creative ideas for my daughter's wedding. Not that she'd consider any of my ideas, but I can't help behave like the stereotypical Latina mami I swore I wouldn't become --opinionated and meddlesome. I love creating memorable experiences that can be shared with my entire familia.Continue Reading >
One of the great things about being in a relationship is that both you and your man have different interests. He may like watching sports all day, but you'd prefer attending yoga classes and book clubs. The problem is when one you tries to get the other to partake in one of their hobbies, but you aren't feeling it. Take for example Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. That picture from a few days ago of them hanging out in Mexico about to go zip-lining says it all. It doesn't look like Kanye is all that excited to join in on the fun, which is a problem many couples run into. But lets be honest, can you REALLY picture Kanye zip-lining?
It's no secret that Robin Thicke screwed up big time with his marriage to Paula Patton. They were high school sweethearts and seemed to have the dream relationship up until February when they announced they were separating. The singer hadn't been on his best behavior for a while (remember the Miley Cyrus twerking incident?) and then there were rumors of his infidelity. Needless to say I can't blame his wife for throwing in the towel.
Thicke seems to be trying to do everything he can to mend things with his soon-to-be ex-wife and is even releasing a song called "Get her Back" supposedly dedicated to her. Hmm, I wonder if she'll cave and forgive him this time?
I would consider myself a modern day woman with a hint of a traditionalist. This becomes difficult to balance in my personal life because I sometimes have a hard time letting go of control and letting the guy take the lead. I'm certain I'm not the only woman who deals with this dilemma during their daily lives, but there may be some logic behind our abuela's traditional ways.
After all we should allow men to court us and treat us the way we've always wanted!Continue Reading >
It's nothing new, but this idea seems to be getting more and more popular among parents who are so exhausted that they claim they have no time for sex. According to a survey by British parenting website Netmums, 6 out of 10 couples admit having to schedule when they're going to be intimate, just like they would their child's soccer practice. Otherwise, they can go for weeks without having sex.
If that works for them, more power to them ... but I'm not so sure I could do it.Continue Reading >