Jacqui Brandwynne commented on Anonymous' post I am 39 years old, could I be going through menopause

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He called in the afternoon to tell his wife, Amy, that he had to work late. During the conversation, it became painfully clear to her that, once again, Kent had completely forgotten her birthday. ...

Overcoming the Silent Treatment

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Recently, we interviewed a group of women, mostly divorced, some just contemplating ending marriage. All had been married between 10 and 22 years. Their ages ranged from 42 to 68. We asked “Would ...

Why divorced women may not want to get married again!

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You have recently met via e-mail, over the phone or through a dating service. You liked each other even though you hadn’t met person to person yet. Several weeks later you are ready for the ...

Excitement or Anxiety when Meeting the First time?

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Nobody ever has to live with a wrinkle they don’t want, thanks to Botox® and other fillers. However, wrinkles aren’t the whole story when it comes to aging. As the years go by, bone mass, muscle ...

Prettier by Plumping – The New Help in Looking Younger

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Statistics say that money issues are the number one reason why couples argue. It is also the prime cause in over 90% of all divorces. And most psychologists agree that it is the one subject that ...

When Love meets Money – how to manage!

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Generations of neuroscientists and evolutionary biologists have questioned where joy originates? What makes us want to help others, an action that always comes at personal cost even if we don’t ...

Giving the Gift of Joy!

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A recent article in the Journal of Medicine states that researchers in Europe and the US have identified a good “fat” that actually helps burn calories and may lead to a breakthrough in treatments ...

Can “GOOD FAT” help you lose bad fat?

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Plenty has been written about the harm that sunrays can cause to your skin; from nasty burns, aging of the skin, to the risk of skin cancer. But there has been little discussion how damaging UVA ...

WHY YOUR EYES NEED PROTECTION!

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Is Your Unconscious Nixing Your Chance To Find Love? I’ve introduced my pal Mark to several attractive women friends based on his assurance that he really wanted to be in a committed ...

Is Your Unconscious Nixing Your Chance To Find Love?

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Millions of women succumbed to the enticing promises of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and took to the pills combining estrogen and progestin. The highly touted promise was that these magic ...

HRT -- Is this the final word?

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Veronica is a pretty happy person. Both feet on the ground, she starts each day with the anticipation that something wonderful will happen, and it usually does. “I am not talking about major ...

Please Don’t Pierce My 'Balloon Of Happiness'!

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It has happened before. Your friend has been complaining about transgressions and hurtful misdeeds by a partner. This time your friend seems exceptionally upset and “really needs your advice ...

Caution When Giving Friends Advice

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“Are there any new procedures I should consider,” writes one of my readers? This question pops up quite frequently so I turned to a renowned cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Patrick Abergel. ...

I Feel 40 but Look 60: Other than a Facelift, What Can I Do?

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“We decide to go to a movie. She agonizes forever and finally asks me to make the decision. We’re in a restaurant with friends. She waits till everyone has ordered and then reviews the menu over ...

Her Indecision Drives Me Crazy

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“I m not sure what’s more terrifying, leaving my husband or fearing his next attack? I used to be a confident person; I don’t even know who I am anymore. I feel worthless and paralyzed. Please ...

Confronting Domestic Abuse

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I have written my column for over ten years and have always been trying to inform my readers so they can make sound choices as to their health, happiness and lives. A high percentage of my readers ...

How Does Health Reform Affect Cancer Treatment?

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When Loretta, divorced for ten years, met Richard, there was clearly a connection. She was excited. Finally a marriage prospect! However, several months later the relationship hadn’t progressed ...

Is Half A Boyfriend Better Than None?

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"Dear Jacqui," the message begins. "I have a very dry vagina, and I had sex. Now I am really itching. And it hurts when my husband penetrates." Or, “Every time my boyfriend and I have sex, my ...

Soreness after Sex: How to Avoid It

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Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me. “How do I meet a good man? How do I meet a terrific lady? Do you know anyone? Though I enjoy bringing people together, there are not enough ...

Being Proactive in Finding Love

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At the time you decided to be a couple, married or not, you must have experienced this heady, most wonderful feeling of love towards each other. There wasn’t another person in the world that ...

Love is Not Just a Feeling--It Requires Actualization

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When you met, your chemistry was clearly in tune. Then, you started dating for awhile and things have been going more than smoothly. Now, both of you are ready for the next step, an intimate ...

Sex with a New Partner – What’s Important?

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Aging is part of daily living, yet many men and women from their fifties to seventies are fearful of their approaching maturity. Many choose to ignore the issue; others cope by plunging into ...

Overcoming the Fear of Aging