Relationships

Relationships
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.
worry about education

The Motherhood Diaries: Turning Worry About Education into Productive Thinking

Our Motherhood Diarist explores the way parents can turn worry about education issues into productive thinking for the future.
raising boys

Man in the Kitchen: Embracing Your Child’s Sexual Identity

When your child is ready to share with you who they really are, expect the unexpected and the rest will follow.
move again

Trailing Wives: Torn Jane Doesn’t Want to Move Again  

Family therapist Kristin Louise Duncombe offers advice to a former trailing spouse who is not ready to give up her thriving career to move again.
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.
getting married in France

Paris Plunge: Hot Off the Press-Engaged and Planning a Wedding in France!

After just three months in France, I feel like my story is just getting started. There’s no way I want to limit myself to one country or the other – I want both! So my Frenchman and I are getting married in France. But I'm getting ahead of myself. As with all things French, there are a lot of hoops to jump through before you get to walk down that aisle.
listening to your kids

Teen Coach: It’s Magic When You Really “Listen Up” to Your Kids

How many times has your child felt the frustration of being unsuccessful in communicating to you important information, because you weren’t really listening? And how many times has your child snapped back at you, talked a mile a minute, or shut down, all acts that may be the equivalent of shouting “Listen up!”?
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.
sex

Do It The French Way – They Don’t Call it the French Kiss for Nothing, Right?

Looking for ways to spice up your sex life? Take these tips from the French to slow things down, turn up the heat and learn the language of love.
online dating

Online Dating Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

So you’ve dipped into the arena of online dating. But now you’re teetering on the edge ... can you trust the virtual profile? Here are some red flags and undesirable behaviors to be on the lookout for in order to avoid the undesirable dates.