Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is I’ve been thinking of a way to explain to straight white men how life works for them, without invoking the dreaded word “privilege,” to which they react like vampires being fed a garlic tart at high noon. It’s not that the word “privilege” is incorrect, it’s that it’s not their word. When confronted with “privilege,” they fiddle with the word itself, and haul out the dictionaries and find every possible way to talk about the word but not any of the things the word signifies. Mindy R. Smith: Ten Rules For Navigating The Relationship Minefield Post-Split If you are newly single or divorced, dating again can prove to be quite challenging and intimidating. You may miss the comfort and stability of your previous relationship, but you do not miss the heartache that led to your breakup. Navigating the singles crowd can seem like a scene straight out of "The Hunger Games." As a divorce attorney and a past serial dater, many of my former clients and single friends come to me for dating and relationship advice. I share with you here what I tell my clients and friends. I encourage you to learn from the mistakes of your dating past and to reevaluate your goals and expectations in relationships.
Gifts that Insult: What Could Be Worse? Submitted by SharpMan Editorial Team on Thursday 14th October 2010 In this articleWhat not to give when you’re in a new romance.Gift no-nos for established, but still new, relationships.Avoiding the hum-drums after one year or more while living together. What could be worse than going to the trouble of getting a gift, and having it — innocently — hurt the recipient’s feelings…or worse? You know the faux lizard skin, remote control holder — specially dyed to match her green eyes?
6 Reasons Gift-Giving Men Are Good Lovers Just recently there have been articles popping up about gift-giving, which can create joy in some and consternation in others. But this piece in the Sydney Morning Herald last week was rather pensive: Taking on the gift of giving . There are times when I think the world can be divided into givers and receivers, but that would be too simple . Yet I did begin to wonder why it is that some people take joy in buying a gift for lovers, friends and family, while others take little pleasure in giving even for holidays or birthdays. We were at a lovely dinner party not long ago at which the hostess had picked out a thoughtful gift for each of her 13 guests. And as if her beautiful dinner was not in itself a glorious gift, when we left, her beau handed each woman a box of Godiva chocolates.
Susan Patton: Why I Told Female Princeton Students To Find A Husband Since publishing a letter to the editor in the Daily Princetonian Friday, some people have asked me to clarify whether I intended it to be read as satire. My letter was serious. I sincerely feel that too much focus has been placed on encouraging young women only to achieve professionally. I understand that this can be seen as retrogressive, but for those women who aspire to what used to be thought of as a traditional life with home and family, there is almost no ink addressing personal fulfillment outside of the workplace. Specifically, finding lifelong friends and the right partner with whom to share a life and raise a family.