What is love these days anyways?

Lately I've been wondering. I'm so lucky.I am surrounded by dear friends who I adore and who seem to like me. I don't think I've offended any strangers lately, except for that guy who wanted my parking space. I have children who care about me. But I lack love, that romantic upsurge of joy and…

The new love in my life…

I have a new love in my life. He's quiet, a classic, comfy to hold and hug to me. He lets me touch him whenever I want, enjoys my cuddling with him on the couch while I watch tv, comes out with me to social events and joins in with enthusiasm. He, like me, enjoys…

Happy Year of the Snake! Or is it?

Or as many of my woman friends would say, "EEEEEKS!"What IS that? Why does it seem more women than men are afraid of snakes? According to a bunch of reports, men and women are equally afraid of snakes, and it's based on some rudimentary and ultimately sensible fear of things that can kill us. And/or…

It’s spring, when a young heart’s thoughts turn to those of love…or is that just limerence?

Ah, the joy of another new word. I thought there were phases of love, yes, but I knew nothing of the word limerent, coined by Dorothy Tennov in 1977. She described an anxious form of attachment, much like the infatuation of early love, but which varies according to the uncertainty associated with the LO (limerent…