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.
empty nest

Man in the Kitchen: When Your Kids Leave the Nest

A father contemplates his future empty nest and recalls the home-cooked meals that fed his precious boys and fuels their shared memories.
relationships

What Should “Jane” Do After the French Mistress Dies?

Rebuilding a marriage after an affair is hard enough... but what if the mistress suddenly dies? Kristin Louise Duncombe, psychotherapist and author of two books, addresses questions on marriage and relationships, from the challenges of being a "trailing spouse" to infidelity, in her new column for INSPIRELLE.
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?
getting divorced

Help! I’m Getting Divorced! What Do I Do About the Money?

Avoid financial woes after getting divorced with these helpful tips from Justine Trueman, a specialist on expat women and money issues.
parenting teens

Teen Coach: Stupid is as Stupid Does

Dear readers, how many of you have a vision of how you would like your teen to be? If your teen is lucky, you ditched that vision somewhere in primary school.
Insideout

Former Tennis Star Finds Fulfillment Off the Courts Living InsideOut

A phenom in her teens, this expat "mompreneur" shares how true fulfillment came later in life as she learned to find strength and balance living "InsideOut".
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.

Making Friends in the City of Light When You’re New on the Scene

How do you make friends when you move to Paris? Moving to a new city is like changing high schools in the middle of the year. Everyone already knows each other and have formed their own cliques, leaving you naturally on the outside. So, what do you do when you want to get in with the popular kids? You find out where they hang out!
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.