Heartset; Three Types of Heterosexual Relationships


The only one of these that is a real relationship is #3. The first two are sexual objectification. But by most people's standards, #1 is a real relationship and is considered prison by many men but socially increases his status. Really, any man who prefers #2 will say he doesn't want a relationship with a …

Essay; Friendship First When Dating


...or you can be sure she is using you for sex, which is what she assumes is the main thing you want and you both go down together. No one's life is improving there. If it's what you both want I guess it's fine but it's not what I want. I've decided I want the …

Essay; Bonding instead of Possession


  According to this picture, being physically alive is not a prerequisite to feeling bonded. Think about that. This is a common human experience all over the world; feeling the presence of and emotional bond to an ancestor who has died. Working with clients, I believe the emotional-spiritual bond humans feel to one another, family …

Essay; an Expiration Date is Normal for Monogamy & Marriage


I've been married and divorced three times and I don't regret any of it. All three of my husbands were brilliant, adoring men who tend to be what I prefer. I'm not an easy woman to live with because I'm passionate, freedom-loving, willful, very physical, and intelligent. I'm pretty much a wild filly although when …

Essay; Others Storms


This issue of a storm and peace is pivotal. First of all, don't pull anyone anywhere for any reason. You are who you are and feel what you feel and they are who they are and feel what they feel. Either that meshes and flows or it doesn't. You may have to go your own …

Essay; Marketing to Women


Woman's Day magazine, in retrospect, is going to go down in history to be as puerile, provincial, and trivial as the ads for toasters, cars, and bras for women in the 1950's. They send me this rag free in the mail because I have a business. Occasionally I flip through it to get a laugh …

Essay; Possession in a Relationship is a Double Standard


Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This issue has always befuddled me as I observe myself and others bonding with a partner for as long as I can remember. It's the double standard regarding monogamy for women and men. No one is telling the truth. Men portray a desire for novelty, a polyamorous lifestyle but they …

Essay; Do We Really Need to Depend on a Partner Intimately?


It is very true that we are interdependent on one another in the second layer of society; fireman, government workers, health care workers, shop owners, food producers, mail folks, airline pilots and workers, taxi drivers; really an endless list. These are generally people who could be considered strangers or acquaintances in our local area. None …

Essay; Men and Sex. Not the Same as Women! Polyamory vs. Celibacy


The male animal has been domesticated and it's not all pretty. I think of that right-wing show I can't stand, "Last Man Standing" with Tim Allen as the star. I am at a unique vantage point right now on this issue as a single, 56-year-old, financially independent woman. The societal Disney pictures are that I'm …

Essay; The Sacrifice Model Shores up Patriarchy


My last post was about men as a subject, women as object and how that can pivot so that men are objectified as well under the paradigm of patriarchy.  That's not something that most women are aware of. First, let me remind my readers that neither male nor female dominance in civilization is ideal. We …

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