A Moment Of Silence

Some in the blogging community have chosen this day to take a moment of silence out of respect for the victims and families of the Sandy Hook tragedy. So we are taking our moment now, knowing well that tomorrow we must begin a hard but heartfelt conversation about gun control and mental illness. We pray today for those we lost and we pray tomorrow for those we can save.

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Coming For Christmas

Last April and May we did a series on what we termed, “The Tired Parents Guide to Good (Quick) Sex”. The response was overwhelming. Now, with the stressors of the holidays, it is more important than ever to connect with your partner. This week we have been advocating sex as a stress reliever. Consider an orgasm as a natural tranquilizer; it releases endorphins which our bodies own Xanax. Here is a reminder of the ever important orgasm for both men and women.

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Old People And The Blended Family

When we look at the marital/divorce rate in this country we have to be assume that at least 40% of all families will be mixed. However, a mixed family/blended family is also called that if the family is of multiple races or ethnicities. Since we receive so many questions regarding these families we thought it would just be easier to do a week discussing the unique issues dealing with these families.

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In-Law Abandonment

We are continuing our discussion on in-law issues. Many couples will experience some in-law friction at some time in their marriage/relationship. You are not alone. Interestingly enough, you would think that in-laws would remember their own experiences before they interfere or disrupt their child’s new family. There are clear theories of why this occurs. People tend to separate themselves from experiences. We may say things like ‘I don’t want to be like my Dad/Mom when I grow up’ and assume that that is enough to separate ourselves or divorce ourselves from that ever happening but it really has the inverse affect. What we resist persists.

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Politics And Relationships

If you are a loyal reader of CoupleDumb, you may have noticed that we have gotten a little political lately. The truth is that we have always shared our views on happenings in this country from the very inception of this site. From the beginning, we had WTF Wednesdays. These posts use to get 3x the traffic of our regular posts. But still, we kept it to one day unless of course something completely ridiculous happened. After the first year, we tried to palliate our tone. Lee tried not to write

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A Minute To Heal

We propose at 12pm (Noon) EST, we all take a minute to state our intentions of healing whether you pray, meditate, chant to God, Brahma, Buddha, Allah, Yahweh, Tara, Mother Earth, Sister Moon or the Universe. As a nation we can move this country forward but only if we work together and rebuke anyone who chooses to continue this pointless fighting. Set your calendars for November 7th at 12pm (Noon) EST for a Minute to Heal.

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The Math Of Relationships

There is a certain phobia that is over-populated due to media and the subconscious control that our loved ones have on us; math phobia. Math is not scary. Math is not a curse. Math is not a punishment for some karma you can’t recall. Math is math and there are some very important properties of math that everyone should know. We should all know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide in your daily lives. What is also imperative to live a healthy life is a basic understanding of statistics. What does statistics have to do with relationships? Pretty much everything.

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How Do You Show Love?

Showing your love is the ‘work’ we hear about when discussing relationships. CoupleDumb maintains that relationships shouldn’t be back breaking work. We feel that much of the exertion that people feel when it pertains to marriage is really fighting their need to be selfish. That sounded harsh but in reality it is meant to be. We want to be loved but fear loving. We want to feel taken care of but fear caring for someone in case we lose ourselves. We want to have our needs met but fear that meeting someone else’s needs will make us weak or whipped. Being considerate of your partner/spouse is hardly the co-dependent behavior of someone who is a doormat

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