Perhaps a dialectic is occurring that will eventually lead to truly widespread acceptance of LGBT individuals. This issue could be an important step on the road to easing tensions between groups, maybe even a cornerstone. Why? It is now recognized that sexual/gender orientation is an issue that any family can encounter and knows no racial, ethnic or political divisions.
How can you tell the difference between a problem that’s amenable to direct intervention and one that may require a different approach?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
While it may seem to be humming along, a good relationship needs care, maintenance and plenty of attention if it is going to survive the long haul. Here’s a list of suggestions, many of which will be familiar to you, but which cannot be repeated often enough, on how to promote and maintain long-term happiness.
One of the remarkable things about the film is that the issue of homosexuality is almost “incidental.” The film is a love story first, and the details of the lovers are secondary. Within the story, many of the familiar but important themes are present: How much pain can the lovers endure? What will they be willing to risk to be together? Can their love endure after they have hurt each other and is real forgiveness possible?