The Schwarzenegger/Shriver Scandal: What Does it Mean for Regular People?
People have their problems, but when it's international news, it takes another level of patience and compassion to get through it. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a love-child with a family housekeeper, and Maria Shriver, a celebrity in her own right, is quickly lawyering up. What is not being talked about is the fact that this happens often with familie...
Why are Younger Women Really Attracted to Bad Boys?
"I joked with a woman once that women are not attracted to the "bad boys" so they can tame them; they are attracted because it's assumed it will mean wilder sex." I saw the above comment on LinkedIn and it inspired me to toss in my two cents. Here's what I think... If a woman over 30 is still attracted to 'bad boys', run for cover. I do think...
What is an Enemy, and Do You Really Not Want One?
GetOnTheCouch.com is a relationship site in a broader sense than most others; we do romantic relationships as well as friendships and, sometimes, familial relationships. A little while back, I wrote an article on the definition of friendship and whether such a concept is as obviously desirable as people assume. I think that if we can see the p...
The Empire Strikes Back: A Lesson in Manhood
Whether your are a Star Wars fan or not, I know what you're thinking: " The Empire Strikes Back was SOOOOO 30 years ago." Well, you're right. In fact, this year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the coolest movies of all time. I plan to celebrate that fact by focusing on one of the hidden treasures of that cinematic masterpiece: a lesson in...
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