On The Trayvon Murder

We have been silent recently specifically regarding the verdict in the Trayvon Martin Murder case. The only excuse we could give was that we were busy and many people, who we consider more erudite than us, had given their opinion on that matter. But now that the dust has settled, somewhat, and we have a few moments, we would like to offer some clarification on some of the finer points of racial stupidity that have been bandied about. We aren’t here to explain why Zimmerman was guilty but that the entire take away from those who praise the verdict is completely wrong.

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Paula Deen’s Conversation Starter

Ebony and Ivory, they live together and provide us with harmony and beautiful music. Paul and Michael sang this ditty many years ago and even then the song rang hollow and silly. Perhaps the black and white notes make a beautiful tune but in the real world, there is still an undercurrent of racial tension. This isn’t simply a racial thing but a relationship issue with roots that go back centuries. With the recent Paula Deen brouhaha still making news as retailer after retailer drops her like a hot biscuit, CoupleDumb, in an effort to forget new relationships and heal old wounds, is going to give their two cents on the matter.

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What Is Desire?

You can’t talk about sex without discussing desire. For the non-psych professional, desire is relative to wanting something, end of discussion. Desire, however, has many components aside from how to elicit it or heighten it. Why do we desire? Which came first the motive or the desire? How does desire enhance or detract from sex? And, the 64 million dollar question, are you desirable? All these questions are important when we are learning how to intensify our sex lives. In the quest to better the sex lives of the Tired Parent, CoupleDumb will give you an overview of desire, the what, the how’s and why’s.

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How To Find The Man Of Your Dreams

We are dedicating the entire week to the most cynical industry in the world: love. Why cynical? ‘Get the man of your dreams in three easy steps!’ ‘Get the man you want!’ ‘Ready! Set! Grab that Man!’ These could be books out there. Their titles are not that far-fetched. If they are being published it is because there is a market and not because of its contribution to literature. Have we arrived at such a point where we would desperately seek the advice of people like JWoww? The numbers do not lie.

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Were you taught to be happy?

CoupleDumb created a happiness manifesto several years ago. To that end, we continue to explore what makes life worth living. As we embrace Positive Psychology and the influence of the founders and researchers begin to permeate our society, we continually ask ourselves, ‘why aren’t more people happy?’ We think the answer is quite simple. We don’t think people know what that means!

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Your Opinion Does Not Matter

One of the most important concepts in mental health is finding your voice. In so many ways, a child’s voice is squelched by an imposing parent or because they are made to think that they do not matter. CoupleDumb firmly believes that everyone matters. However, one thing is to find your voice and be confident in sharing what matters to you. The other is to share your judgments and opinions as if they were messages from God Himself.

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Internet Rules – Be Human

Much is being said about how people are behaving on the internet and in social media. This week, CoupleDumb will address these issues. No, we will not be rehashing all the stories because we don’t do things like that (and you will see why tomorrow). We will be giving our interpretation of what is going on based on our expertise and understanding of relationships and cyber bullying dynamics and how to avoid these issues. We will begin with the foundation that should govern everything you do on the internet, if it is an email to a friend or a comment on your Facebook page.

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Who Is A Good Sex Partner

For some people, dating is a mystery, slathered in an enigma, kidnapped by confusion and fed by paranoia. We start as adolescents on this journey of landing a mate with as many tools for the hunt as they would give a prepubescent boy on the Serengeti. We are told that our weapon is sex and we are not even required to get a license to use it. We are told to go by instinct but our gut feelings are muddled with so many contradictory and pithy clichés that we don’t know whether to wind our butt or scratch our watch. This week, CoupleDumb is going to give you the Who, When and Why to sex and dating. Maybe, by the end of the week, you can have a better target for the hunt.

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Letting Go And Moving Forward

One of the memes that is making the rounds is a saying concerning the people who enter our lives. They refer to people entering our lives to teach us something. However, as in most things, sometimes people have a hard time letting go. Saying goodbye is not easy for most people but saying goodbye to someone who has affected our lives, regardless of whether it has been painful or fun, is nearly impossible.

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