Why It May Be Good for You to Go to Your School Reunion

April 25, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

wvfc cecilia Reunion cartoon(1)

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Don’t make the mistake of failing to adjust your perspective to current reality. You may have aged, but then so have your classmates. They will not be seeing you through the same eyes they used in high school (thank god!).

Read More »

On the Bright Side: Sisterly Love — ‘Jane Wants a Boyfriend’

April 18, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

jane-wants-a-boyfriend-eliza-dushku-2

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

The film straddles the difficult line between taking its characters seriously and keeping the action lighthearted enough to be entertaining and engaging. The theme is love between people of differing abilities, but the central “love story” is really about the two sisters.

Read More »

Siblings: Life’s Longest Relationship

April 14, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Untitled

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

The bond between brothers and sisters offers the joy of shared history, understanding, and support that can be a great pleasure and asset if treated with respect and care.

Read More »

Book Review: On Recovering from Sibling Rivalry

April 14, 2016 by Stacia Friedman

51hZJy516IL

By Stacia Friedman

“I had an older brother, but he was never a brother to me,” Jeanne Safer writes. “We spent our childhoods at the same address with the same biological parents, ate dinner at the same table every night, and even shared a room for a few years at first, although we never shared a single confidence while we occupied it.”

Read More »

How Karen Allen Has Lived Her Life on Her Own Terms

April 13, 2016 by Paige Morrow Kimball

Karen_Allen1

By Paige Morrow Kimball

At 64 Karen Allen plays the lead role in the new film “Year by the Sea,” and later this year she will direct her first film—a project she’s wanted to do for more than 40 years.

Read More »

Strange Bedfellows: Political Differences in Marriage

April 7, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Clinton:Trump

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Regardless of the outcome, this election has brought renewed focus to sexism and women’s rights. Perhaps men everywhere may learn that the clock has run out on the obsolete idea that women are figures to be ridiculed and demeaned.

Read More »

Poker, Bunco, and Other Games Women Play

March 22, 2016 by Deborah Harkins

5307711592_4d1fa49d75_z

By Deborah Harkins

The conversation can get spirited; these are not the clenched-teeth poker sessions you see in old Western movies . . . gunslingers silently throwing down cards. “There are a lot of egos around the table,” Brownmiller says, “and lots of things have happened to people around the table in the last few weeks . . . . We are all competitive, and nobody likes to lose.”

Read More »

Family Ties: Lifeline and Gordian Knot

March 17, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

562f0bd2b8ef0bfaddda7de36e447f92

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

We are all shaped by the soil in which we are grown. Unlike trees, however, we can travel far from our point of origin and transform ourselves in many ways. Nevertheless, the basic psychic DNA, handed down through many generations, lives on.

Read More »

A Marriage of Equals: The Rise of ‘Assortative Mating’

March 10, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

ford

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Today, people tend to marry for different reasons than they did in the past. Rather than seek someone with complementary skills, a man and woman are looking for a “like-minded” person, meaning, often, someone with a similar characteristics.

Read More »

My Not-So-Funny Valentine

February 14, 2016 by Stacia Friedman

3209352375_3f84008881_o

By Stacia Friedman

Without washing the tears off my face, I rushed back down to the street and jumped in a cab. I needn’t have bothered with the erotic lingerie. It came off too quickly for him to notice. Xavier and I drank Champagne and ate moo shu pork naked in bed. I looked at the clock. It was 2 a.m. Thank God. Valentine’s Day was over.

Read More »

Valentine’s Day: A Little Office Romance

February 12, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

3091946712_8be81318c6_z

By Alexandra MacAaron

Jim likes to joke that we never had a first date. I think we had something better. After all, how many ambitious career women in the 1980s get rescued by a bona fide knight in shining armor?

Read More »

Fashion Friday: Lingerie for Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

Untitled

We turned to the Instagramming Women who, in their roles as their own stylists and experts of their own bodies, are putting together their own fabulous lingerie edits and sharing it with the world. As Valentine’s Day gets closer, here are our favorite Instagram posts from the past few days.

Read More »

Valentine’s Day: Learning Love

February 11, 2016 by Susan Abel Lieberman

10749798865_8f8691aba1_z

By Susan Abel Lieberman

Ron Serrano was certainly not what my father had in mind when he thought about my marrying. I was a conventional middle-class Jewish girl, Ron the brown-skinned son of Mexican immigrants, raised Catholic.

Read More »

Dr. Ford: Should She Let Her Husband Know She No Longer Wants to Have Sex With Him?

February 11, 2016 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

ford

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

You can let your husband know that there were too many years when you felt overwhelmed and under-supported and that the cumulative effect of that experience combined with your age has left you without desire. How he responds to your honest statement might open up the opportunity to work on some of the issues between you, which I would recommend, if you want to have a close and harmonious future.

Read More »

The Power of Young Love

February 10, 2016 by Judie Rae

8210336869_bab7e4a4cd_z

By Judie Rae

Richard’s math class was the hour before mine; we shared the same room as well as the same instructor. One Valentine’s Day I found a note in my locker directing me to look out the window of the math class, where I would find my Valentine gift.

Read More »