I was 55-years-old, and yet my Christian upbringing still had a stranglehold on my sexuality.Recent conversations with Millennials and 30-somethings have made me feel even better about my age and lucky to have spent my Millennial dating years pre-internet, well before the current awfulness of online 'hooking-up'.The Agenda welcomes Minister for Status of Women Patty Hajdu to discuss working towards putting an end to gender-based violence. The Agenda examines the hidden ordeals of jury duty and what type of help is available for those suffering from anxiety and PTSD after doing their civic duty. Kathleen Wynne began her tenure as premier fighting off an inherited gas plants scandal.Then, author Affinity Konar opens up about writing fiction based on devastating historical events. Now fighting scandals of her own, as two key advisers face charges under the Election Act, the question is whether the Liberals can come out from under the accumulated controversy.
We watched each other become adults and now we are watching each other age. I meet my friend Geraldine at a hip, local eatery in the heart of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach.Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of repentance, had barely been over for 14 hours and I was already fighting with my husband. Over our poached kale and egg salads with a side of chickpeas I notice my firecracker friend is uncharacteristically glum.One fascinating aspect of my work as a couples/ family therapist is that it gives me an intimate view into the current cultural dynamics of couples.For the last twenty or so years, over half the couples I see contain the "nice guy" with his frustrated wife.
'Do you think God is punishing me for having sex with a man 20 years younger than me?' This was the question I asked a close friend when I was about to file for bankruptcy back in 2011.