Be very cautious about partnerships. They seem to be so easy to get into and so difficult to get out of.
-Jim Comisky

Category Archives: marriage

Sandra Tsing Loh Dishes on Menopause, Marriage and “The Madwoman in the Volvo”

by lesliedinaberg on May 8, 2014

Humorist/memoirist will appear at UCSB Campbell on Thursday, May 8 By Leslie Dinaberg Chatting with Sandra Tsing Loh—whose new book, The Madwoman in the Volvo, focuses on what she calls Generation Triple M  (Middle-Aged Moms in Menopause)—is a lot like reading one of her essays. Her level of frankness is engaging, enlightening and charming, kind […]

“The Bachelor” Wedding Comes to The Biltmore Santa Barbara

by lesliedinaberg on January 16, 2014

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara will be live in primetime on January 26, when “THE BACHELOR: SEAN AND CATHERINE’S WEDDING,” airs, featuring former Bachelor Sean Lowe and fiancée Catherine Giudici in a live telecast of their nuptials. The program airs live on Sunday, January 26 at 8 p.m. on ABC. This will mark the first […]

Doing the math on divorce

by lesliedinaberg on November 12, 2013

“Divorce is contagious, be careful,” warned my friend Emily, who recently split from her husband, following the no-longer-rose-petal-strewn paths of three of her bridesmaids. Where weddings–and vodka shots–once encouraged romance and marriages, divorces can also ripple through groups of friends faster than a case of head lice in a classroom of kindergarteners. Fortunately for me, […]

Eat, Drink and Be Married

by lesliedinaberg on June 8, 2012

Chatting with Author Rebecca Bloom “What is it about wedding preparations that makes the ordinary tasks usually taking a woman from bed to bath, to bra, to base, to bagel, to bag, to butt-on-the-seat-of- the-car in 28 minutes flat, suddenly expand, exhale and evolve into hours upon hours of careful mirror observations and highly scrutinized […]

Sex and Housework

by lesliedinaberg on March 2, 2012

Men are astounded by how long women can go without thinking about sex, and women are astounded by how long men can go without thinking about housecleaning. This explains why my husband can turn on the TV and happily surf skin-e-max while laying on top of a gargantuan pile of unfolded laundry … then still […]

The Keeper of the Calendar

by lesliedinaberg on January 27, 2012

For as long as I can remember, my girlfriends have been an important part of my life. We’ve graduated from Kool-Aid and cookies to brie and Cabernet and have gone from dissecting Barbie’s hairstyles to debating whether “Blonded by the Light” or “Brazen Raisin” will better cover up our grays, but one thing remains true […]

The guilt gene

by lesliedinaberg on August 26, 2011

G-U-I-L-T should really be a four-letter word. Years ago, when I was in full-blown rebellious teenage daughter mode, I jotted this quote down from Katherine Lee: “If there’s anything that can match the heights of mother-love, it’s the depths of mother-guilt.” Boy is that ever true. I was raised on a diet of guilt. Sure, […]

Adult BoyCare

by lesliedinaberg on November 26, 2010

Does the prospect of going to a mall this time of year make the men in your life resemble cranky, whiney, exhausted kindergarteners who are clearly in need of a snack and a nap? Me too. I don’t know what it is about the holiday season. The rest of the year my husband hardly puts […]

The Upside of Arguments

by lesliedinaberg on October 22, 2010

Though it pains me to admit it, I’ve got a mean streak when it comes to arguments. Whether I’m right or wrong, or even arguing about something I don’t really care about—I like to win. So does my husband. This can lead to some heated discussions, most of which are amusing and some of which […]

I Second That Emotion

by lesliedinaberg on September 17, 2010

I’m not quite sure why I felt like doing a victory lap when I read about the latest round of “Mars versus Venus” differences between men and women research, but I couldn’t help myself. It may have something to do with the fact that when I told my husband about it, he pretended not to […]