What a man needs to know about menopause

   I am no longer myself. I have been in perimenopause for about three years. This is the time before my  periods have completely stopped for a year, at which time I cross the line into menopause. But in the…

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When sex is fresh and urgent

   For the first time in three weeks, our warm torsos touched. His hand caressed my back, exploring my waist and then hips. I had missed his hands on me but this felt new, a deliberate relearning. He pulled me…

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Appreciating my curves without grumbling

   I was complaining again. Whining about my inability to lose weight. My time-tested methods no longer worked on my age 50-plus body. DH rolled his eyes. “Yeah, right. You’re a cow,” he said. Translation: “I don’t want to discuss…

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Our house needs more streaking

   One weekday morning, I was working from home at the kitchen table, absorbed in a training document. Suddenly, I heard a boom, boom, boom in the hallway. I knew DH was in the bedroom but what was that odd…

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Thou shalt not compare your sex life

   Here’s a saying I learned long ago: “When you compare yourself to someone else, you will always come out less than.” So why in the world, when musing about our own sex lives, would we compare ourselves to others–or…

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Advice from a husband with too much wife

   Before you go thinking that being married to DW is a bed of rose petals, DH answers questions he has heard about being DW’s long-suffering spouse.   Q: How did you get such a sexually adventurous wife? A: Actually,…

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