Relationships

Relationships

Why I Chose to Be a Golf Wife, Not a Golf Widow

I used to roll my eyes at the slightest mention of GOLF. When I was young, it was not considered a cool sport. As I grew up, it was an activity for the retired. At work, it was the game for the boys where we were told important networking was done. If golf was a sport, I wondered why so many golfers had paunches... And golf clothes. Don’t get me started.
online dating

Online Dating Part 1: Dare to Date Online

Online Dating is hot in Paris. In Part 1 of a three-part series, get the male and female perspectives on taking the leap into the world of e-dating.

7 Tips to Flirting and Seducing Like the French

When it comes to flirting, the French are kings and queens of the art of seduction. It’s a delicious, integral part of our lifestyle and I will even say, flirting is in our genes.
moving to Paris

Paris Plunge: 5 Things I Learned When I Moved to Paris

I've learned a lot in a short time here in France. And not just about France, either. I’ve learned about myself, what kind of strength and resolve I might have even when I can’t see it, about my friends and family, and about risks being worth it even if they’re scary.
thrive as an expat

7 Steps to Thrive as an Expat in Unknown Territory  

Moving to a new country can be a challenging experience. This thoughtful advice will help you thrive as an expat while staying true to yourself.
smartphones killing conversation

Man in the Kitchen: Are Smartphones Killing Conversation?

The presidential election. Mom’s new boyfriend. Summer camp. Can we go to France this summer? Can I please have some more pasta??? These are snippets from last night’s dinner conversation with my two children. Human interaction delivered in person. Not an electronic device in sight! Why?
commuter marriage

Man in the Kitchen: Is Commuter Marriage the Way to Go?

Author Ken Carlton lays out the advantages of a commuter marriage and warns which traps to avoid to make a long-distance relationship work.
man in the kitchen

Man in the Kitchen: Short Order Cook in a Commuter Marriage

Ken Carlton shares his first in a series of ruminations on food and life ...
marriage counseling needed

What Should “Jane” Do: When Sneaky Husband Refuses Marriage Counseling?

How do you mend a struggling marriage when one spouse refuses therapy? Family and marriage counselor Kristin Louise Duncombe addresses this and other relationship issues.
fish

Man in the Kitchen: A Symbol of Peace and Friendship

As I write this with Paris on my mind, I am staring at a view of the San Bernardino Mountains from the desert in eastern California. Christmas lights ring the palm trees on El Paseo. The holidays are in the air. At a time when suspicion reigns supreme I wonder what good tidings could I possibly bring? This of course led me to think about salmon.