Lifetime Thinks 7 Days of Sex Can Save Your Marriage

Lifetime Thinks 7 Days of Sex Can Save Your Marriage Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanThe amount of sex on television isn’t going to be cut down anytime soon as Lifetime announced “7 Days of Sex” a show that challenges couples to report back about their nightly trysts.   It appear that Lifetime believes the only way to attract viewers is to resort to having lots of sexual content.  Another upcoming show is ‘The Client List’ which is about a real life mom-turned-prostitute.

7 Days of Sex, will highlight couples who have hit a breaking point in their relationship and are trying to save their marriage by having sex every night for one week.  According to the network, the couples will ‘attempt to make radical fixes to their troubled relationships by asking the frank question: can a diet of daily sex help them recharge their marriage? 

Each episode will feature two couples and see how their relationship progresses over the course of their given week.  If only it was that simple.

Lifetime says, “‘7 Days of Sex is a reflection of the challenges in our relationships — balancing time, family, work and trying to achieve real intimacy while being honest and true to ourselves.”

If you are interested enought to tune in, the première episode airs on April 26th.

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

Holiday Breakups – Tis The Season

By: Dr. Fayr Barkley, Ph.D.
 
Holiday Breakups -Tis The Season by Fayr Barkley PhD for The Real Cougar WomanSeeing more couples breakup around the Holidays is not that uncommon.  Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are defining moments of joy as well as sorrow. If we are in a marginal relationship with someone, we are inclined to start thinking, “Thanksgiving is around the corner. Christmas is next. Then there’s New Year’s. Do I really want to take this relationship into the next year?”
 
If you are not in a serious relationship, it is a time for thinking, “Do I really want to spend the holidays with this person I have been seeing but don’t really feel all that committed to? If we spend the holidays together, will he think this is getting too serious?” Then there are other considerations: What do you spend on a gift? How much time should you spend together? Do you take him home to meet family and friends? 
 
Holidays do mean something relationship wise. They mean you are spending more time, effort, money and emotional energy with someone else. It also means introducing that person to family members and friends and being pulled aside and asked, “Is this serious between the two of you?” While you may be wondering if he is worth keeping around, he may be wondering the same about you. This sets up tension in a relationship. 
 
It may be time to evaluate your relationship and have a frank discussion about where it is, where it is going, where it is not, and what you each want to do about it. There is nothing so bad as being alone for the holidays, unless you are with someone who doesn’t make you happy.
 
 The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest. 
 

Real Cougars, Debt & Relationships

A money fight Nobody likes secrets, especially if the secret is you are drowing in a sea of debt. This deep dark secret can break up a relationship faster than anything else.  No Prince Charming would be thrilled about assuming your debt, especially if you neglect to tell him about it before you say "I Do".

Even if disclosure doesn’t render you unmarriageable, tricky questions linger. If one person brings a huge debt to a relationship, who is ultimately responsible for making good on the obligation?  And isn’t the more solvent partner going to resent that debt over time no matter how early the disclosure comes? 

I think couples should be required to have premarriage money talks.  That way, you know what you're getting yourself into, and the shock of hearing the other person's attitude won't throw you for a loop.

So, at what point do you have a moral obligation to disclose your indebtedness during courtship? On the eighth date? When you get to third base? In your eHarmony online dating profile?

To find out the answers to these questions and more, I highly recommend reading Ron Lieber's article in Saturday's New York TImes. It's definetely a wakeup call for women of all ages. You are never too young or too old to start being responsible.

I am a real advocate for women becoming financially independent.  That is why, starting this month, The Real Cougar Woman will be introducing you to Susan Hirshman author of "Does This Makes My Assets Look Fat".  Susan is an expert when it comes to helping women figure out their money issues.  She will be blogging on everything you need to know about gaining financial independence, so please take advantage of this fabulous new resource.