"It started innocently enough. You connected on FaceBook with an old boyfriend or girlfriend (isn't technology wonderful?) — or started meeting regularly for lunch or drinks with a colleague from the office. You felt the chemistry, but you weren't going to act on it. And since "nothing" was going on, you didn't need to tell your spouse. But now you can't deny it any longer. Whether your relationship has become physical or remains technically just a friendship, you know that you are in deep."
Psychologist and WebMD Health Expert Dr. Becker-Phelps discusses matters of the heart--and head--in her newest blog posting, In an Affair?...Now What?
"Have you ever had an affair? If so, what happened and how did you work it out?
Recently, Elton John appeared on the cover of US Weekly Magazine with his husband, David Furnish and their new baby son, Zachary. What might seem like a warm family story to some, concerned Harps Supermarket in Arkansas.
According to PopEater (this is not a WebMD site and we cannot guarantee content) the cover was, "Deemed inappropriate for "young Harps shoppers," the store placed a "family shield" in front of the magazine."
If you haven't ever thought of Kissing as Dangerous , you're not alone. "A passionate kiss can easily make one weak at the knees. But for one New Zealand woman, a hickey from her partner unexpectedly led to a trip to the hospital and minor stroke!"
Have you ever had an injury in a moment of passion? You're welcome to share more about it on the blog linked above, or here.
Does your man have the Man Flu? His job may be to blame. "Men who are tired of being the butt of women's jokes about "man flu" can now wave a piece of research from their sick beds that suggests the condition does exist.
"A study has shown that men who are under pressure at work are more likely to complain of sore throats, coughs, and sniffles than women, who tended to press through their symptoms.
"Man flu has developed into a common expression to describe a condition where men appear to suffer more exaggerated symptoms from a cold than do women."
Have you or anyone else you know had symptoms of an illness brought on by stress? What helped?
Chef Dominica Cetelli is going to give you tips to help use your slow cooker the Healthy and Tasty way. "It starting to come back in vogue to utilize a slow cooker or crock pot. In general, I am someone who likes to get great, healthy food on the table fast. I don't always do well with things that are slow. However, the amount of time it takes to prepare ingredients for the slow cooker *is* fast and I like that you don't have to think about it again until it's time to eat.
"Here are some tips on ways to revitalize flavor, reverse bad past crock-pot experiences, and have a healthy, savory meal that is not an overcooked pile of mush."
Time to share your favorite slow cooking recipe and tips below! Together we can make the perfect warm meal to combat the chilly winter weather.
Thanks for clarifying. I guess my point is when you're monogamous you're monogamous--it doesn't matter if you're heterosexual, bisexual, or homosexual. Being faithful to one person isn't about 'giving up' your sexual identity.
I was just as faithful to my former husband as I am to my current wife. I didn't become 'unbisexual' because I chose to be monogamous. Just like you don't give up being heterosexual (if that is how you identify) by being faithful to your former flame should the two of you decide to get back together.
Perhaps the two of you should consider seeing a relationship counselor to explore moving forward with this? It sounds positive that the two of you are taking the time to talk this out beforehand. This article on Reconnecting with Lost Friends may have some discussions that help you.
Also, you mention what he wants and I would encourage you to make sure you know what you want for yourself and your son from this. Whatever decision you make, we'll be cheering you on.
I hope 2011 is a year filled with warmth and happiness. Write back if you get a chance,
I'd be concerned about the 'does not want to be bi anymore.' As a bisexual person myself, being bi has nothing to do with being monogamous. I've been monogamous for 14 years now because I made a commitment to the woman I love.
Bisexuality is not a passcard to cheat. If your old flame is trying to blame his cheating past on being bi, then he's not owning up to his responsibilty. He made the decision to be unfaithful. Has he gone to counseling? Seen a therapist? Has he made any positive changes in his life in the last ten years?
I don't know if you're male or female, but perhaps this article on Why Men Cheat may be of help to you. I'd also suggest you consider talking this over with a relationship counselor yourself. You may also want to post on our Relationships and Coping Community , too.
Hopefully someone else will chime in and share their experiences with you.
Best wishes for the New Year and write back if you get the chance,
The Holidays will be coming to a close soon, and I know I'll be looking for ways to improve my diet to get back to healthier eating. I took a look at our New Slideshow and found some delicious, unexpected options, such as:
Greek yoghurt, sweet potatoes, nuts, air-popped popcorn, and even otameal. My favorite from the list is "berries." What's your favorite fat-fighting food?