How To Put The Sizzle Back Into A Long Marriage

How To Put The Sizzle Back Into A Long Marriage

By Susan "Honey" Good

Some of you, dear readers, have been married for 20, 30, 40 or more than 50 years! And while a long-term relationship can have significant rewards -- as well as challenges -- such as having a partner to share your joys and sorrows with, keeping the sizzle alive can be difficult.

Let me be clear, I'm not writing about friendship, companionship, partnership... I am talking SIZZLE! Do you follow me, friends?

If the sizzle is lacking in your marriage, and if it's something you want to change, today I am sharing some surprisingly easy ways to reignite the flames of passion with your long-term partner. But, make no mistake, while these suggestion are easy to implement, they also require creativity and commitment.  

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SURVIVE: The Number One Ingredient To Sustain A Marriage

SURVIVE: The Number One Ingredient To Sustain A Marriage

By Susan "Honey" Good

Today is my 26th wedding anniversary. I am smiling!

This is my second marriage due to the death of my late husband, Michael, the father of my children. I have been married longer to Sheldon Good than I was married to Michael Forman.

I am sitting near my burning fireplace in my home in California. It is raining outside. I hear the pitter-patter of raindrops on my roof. Most couples, celebrating their anniversary, would feel deprived wishing for a sunny day on their special day. I’m not. I am very content and happy. Why? Because as my husband, my ultimate concierge always tells me, “Rain or shine, every day is our anniversary.” 

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RELATIONSHIPS: Gratitude, the Emotion that Can Radically Improve Your Life

RELATIONSHIPS: Gratitude, the Emotion that Can Radically Improve Your Life

September 21st is Gratitude Day, and I must say, right off the bat, that I am grateful to the people who initiated this commemoration. Ironically, it was first marked in 1965 by a group of international visitors who came together at a dinner party in Hawaii, my home for 10 years and a deeply spiritual place.  

I am not surprised; after all, these visitors were surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty and kindness of spirit that is plentiful in the Aloha State. No wonder they felt that it was important to have a day to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonders we experience in daily life—both large and small. But more importantly, this day has great significance for me, and you, more than a half-century later. 

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GMS: A Family Wedding In Garden Valley

GMS: A Family Wedding In Garden Valley

My husband Sheldon Good and I, both widowed fairly young, have a great big beautiful blended family. We have four children between us (one son passed away), and 24 “grands.” Eighteen are the offspring of our children, and six we welcomed into the family as spouses.  And we expect to reach 36 “grands” in the not too distant future…and more once great-grandchildren start arriving!

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FASHION: My Undergarments of Choice: Hanky Panky

FASHION: My Undergarments of Choice: Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky not only puts a smile on my face—it puts a smile on my husband Shelly’s face. He loves the bold colors, playful styles and R-rated sex appeal of this wonderful line. Nice with just a little hint of naughty. Hanky Panky’s always classy, but sometimes sassy, offerings cover it all—from undies of every ilk (from boy shorts to thongs), bras, leggings, nighties and camisoles to special pieces like the super-sexy retro Duchess Garter Belt that reminds me of my youth. After all, what’s old is new again!

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RELATIONSHIPS: The Benefits of Negotiation

RELATIONSHIPS: The Benefits of Negotiation

Everything is negotiable. All of us negotiate something—or many things—every day. When to eat? Who takes out the dog? What to wear—a silent negotiation with myself every morning, but a real and often trying negotiation for many parents every day. It’s negotiable! And negotiation is a learned skill. 

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GMS: I Don't Like The Word Retire

GMS: I Don't Like The Word Retire

Retire is a word that scares me because it means growing old. It forces me to face the fact that unpleasant things are going to happen—and I don’t want to go there, for 100 reasons that would take me hours to explain. I have confronted my conflict in the only way I know how: The word retire has no place in my life.

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My Husband ... The Ultimate Concierge

My Husband ... The Ultimate Concierge

As I stare out the window of our American flight from Panama to Scottsdale on our way to our grandson Michael’s high school graduation, I begin to think of the next important family occasion. It is my husband, Shelly’s birthday, June 4.

As I continue my thoughts, “What will I buy ‘my special guy'?” I suddenly feel his hand take my mine and give me ‘our hand signal’… 7 short squeezes. The message, ‘I love you with all my heart.’ And he truly does, darlings.  

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The Story of a Family Wedding

The Story of a Family Wedding

By: Honey Good

We just went to a wedding and I am excited to share what I call "the happening"! My husband Shelly and I didn't know what to expect as we drove to Bloomington, Indiana to attend the wedding weekend at the University of Indiana of our grandson Logan to, his love, Annie.

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Divorce and Remarriage in Midlife

Divorce and Remarriage in Midlife

By: Maria Davies

Divorce is a traumatic life event at any time. In midlife, however, it is even more difficult. I went through a particularly painful divorce which included leaving England, returning to Chicago after nearly a ten year absence with a five year old, four suitcases, about $300, no job, being housed in my best friend’s one bedroom apartment.

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