The Case of the Ex

        This topic has been fermenting in my mind for quite awhile.  I have debated whether or not I would post about it due to the fact that some of the people who will be discussed here subscribe to this blog.  Finally, I decided that I wasn't being true to myself and to the integrity of this blog if I did not provide my readers with the opportunity to chime in with their thoughts and feelings about the whole thing.  Your feedback is invaluable and perhaps it will help to change the minds of some of the parties involved.     Most of you who are loyal followers of this blog are aware that I was married once before.  I don't want to spend too much time talking about that in this post except to say that the marriage did not last very long and it did not produce any children.  In hindsight, not having had any kids turned out to be a blessing for me because it allowed me to make a clean break from this man and I have not had any reason at all to maintain contact with him over … [Read more...]

Who Are You Calling Old?

        I'm getting old and I'm not sure how I feel about it.  I have never been one of those women that is overly concerned with getting old and have always considered aging to be a blessing.  It is proof that you have been around for a long time to witness all of the beautiful things that life has to offer.  Having said that, I am now realizing that one cannot necessarily predict how he or she will react to realizing that they are aging and that their body is changing.  This is probably because aging is somewhat of an abstract concept until you begin to see the physical effects of it on the body that you still see through young eyes.     Lately, this whole concept has been becoming a little less abstract and a little more concrete for me.  Some of the changes that my body is going through are not so subtle anymore.  The first sign that things were awry was the fact that the skin on my face has been undergoing some bizarre changes with regard to texture.  I have had oily … [Read more...]

Just Friends

        My husband and I always have really good conversations.  Through the years, there has been one topic that we repeatedly disagree upon.  The subject was brought up again by me last night as we were discussing some relationship problems that a close relative of mine is currently having.  I mentioned that I still don't think that men and women can be friends at this age.  My husband has always disagreed with me on this because he has always had many female friends throughout his life.      My point of view on this topic is that women in their thirties are not looking to be friends with men.  If they are still single at this age, most women are either looking for someone to have a child with, get married to, or a man to be a father to children that they already have.  I don't really know any single women who are my age that enjoy being single and plan on being single indefinitely.  Maybe I'm wrong and there are some women my age who enjoy being single but I still don't … [Read more...]