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My Not-So-Funny Valentine

By Stacia Friedman
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.

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Emotional Health · Marriage & Life Partners · Menopause · Sex & Sexuality

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

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
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.

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Emotional Health · Film & Television · Marriage & Life Partners

Movie Review: ‘Carol’ — A Love Story

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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?

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Marriage & Life Partners · News

Cantor Debbi: Have Torah, Will Travel

By Roz Warren
By Roz Warren

Where a more traditional cantor might turn down the opportunity to officiate at an interfaith or LGBT wedding, Debbi Ballard’s approach is to focus on the possible. “I‘d rather say ‘yes’ than ‘no’,” she explains. “’No’ ends the conversation. ‘Yes’ begins a dialogue. With ‘yes,’ you leave the door open.”

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