Do the most important men in your life and the shoe boxes in your closet -- bear the names Manolo, Jimmy C, Enzo, Weitzman and Stevie M? If so, then there's a good chance high heels are a part of your life.
But unlike Carrie Bradshaw in TV's Sex and the City who chased men, taxis, and sometimes a dog in the park while teetering on 4-inch stilettos, high-heeled life in the real world can be a killer. So many of us buy and wear shoes that are not true to size because the price was right or the shoe is a must-have. Only to throw them in the closet and forget them. I wear 3 different sizes in shoes depending on the make and must try on before I buy, with a walk around the store, and now 4 inch heels are no longer comfortable on my feet. I am not alone in this shoe drama, many of you are finding out that those shooze are "Killer Heels".
All women love their high heels, but if you wear them all the time, significant foot pain and other problems will endanger your feet. Problems range from common concerns like bunions, corns, and calluses to more complex issues like misshapen hammertoes or that excruciating pain in the ball of the foot that seems to grow worse with each passing year. The next time you're shoe shopping, keep these tips in mind:
My boyfriend and I have been dating for close to 4 years. He is significantly younger than me (I’m 36 and he is 25). We are living together and also have young child. I know, we have put the cart before the horse. Be that as it may, I want to make things official and get married, and I have communicated my desire to marry.We are nearing 4 years together, and I would have imagined given that we are living the life of a married couple, that it should have come up already, or sometime soon. Obviously the honeymoon phase is over and we’re in the phase of hashing out our differences and working together, neither of us is perfect – but he has all the qualities I feel I could spend my life working with (the good and the bad). We both love each other, and I don’t know why he is stalling. Is it a sign he doesn’t want to marry? I have been patient given his young age, but I also have to think of myself – I don’t have 10 years to throw away hanging around for a proposal that might not come. So, I have been considering actually popping the question myself and seeing what he says. If he turns me down, I know I’m wasting my time. Obviously there is a lot at stake here because of our child, who I would like to raise with two loving parents in a conventional family. To me, it seems like we are already living the life of a married couple, so why hesitate to make it official? Am I being too hasty? Is proposing the last thing a woman should do? Signed:Frenchy::
How would You reply to this letter?
4 years is a long time in dog years and eventhough . . .you put the cart before the horse, you can still get a new horse to ride off into the sunset. Look in the mirror and ask yourself if the results of "hashing out your differences" created the husband you want and need. Also, a child does not make a relationship valid. So, You take care of You. - Signed: Me :: :: Now, it's Your turn. . .