This may sound weird, but it is true and has been for years. My bachelor brother, my wife, and I live on a farm which we work; we get along very well. My brother has his own part of the house, but is with us most of the time. No one but the three of us know that every once in a while, I get my naked butt paddled by my wife. It is not flirtatious or sexual, it is for something very serious. The paddling is right out of the shower bare; it does not seem to bother any of us. My brother does not usually see it, but he does see it sometimes and always hears it. It works for us and is not shaming because no one else knows. Once the paddling is over, things are fine. Do you think we are the only ones?
— Jerome, 55
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Sweet Smell of Sage
Surviving the Serial Dater
We know the stereotype - guys are afraid of commitment. They're usually the ones who get the rep as serial daters. But it happens with women too. They string you along and then let you drop. Then you're left wondering what happened.
Do You Need to Take a Break?
When you hear people say they're "taking a break" from their current relationship, your next thought might be "What does that mean? How is that different from a breakup?" What about when your sweetie says "I think we need to take a break" to you? Or if you say it to her? Different people mean different things when they suggest taking a relationship break. See if any of these fit your situation.