Dr. Ruth Westheimer
“Dr. Ruth” is synonymous to many as the ultimate expert on intimacy. Her feisty style and honest insights have been inspiring couples for nearly 30 years. She pioneered the field of media psychology with her radio program, Sexually Speaking, which debuted in September of 1980. Since then, she has hosted many TV and radio shows including The Dr. Ruth Show, which was syndicated nationally and internationally, and On the Air with Dr. Ruth, her popular call-in radio show. She has written 31 books and recently re-released Sex for Dummies. Her column, Ask Dr. Ruth” is syndicated around the world by King Features and her website, www.drruth.com receives thousands of hits each week.
Dr. Ruth was honored as “Mother of the Year” by the National Mother’s Day Committee, was named one of the “Most Intriguing People of the Century,” by People magazine and has received countless awards and honors for her work in human sexuality. Currently, Dr. Westheimer is an adjunct professor at N.Y.U. and an associate fellow of Calhoun College at Yale University, where she teaches a course on the American family, and as a Fellow of Butler College at Princeton University, she teaches a course on the Jewish family.
Often people tell me that as the years go by they find that there's just not as much romance in their relationships. They feel their partner has become predictable or just lazy and that the special romantic gestures and celebrations are just memories. They've become busy with children, family work, social obligations and their homes and no longer have time to be spontaneous and romantic. Candelit dinners and flowers are left for special events like birthdays and anniversaries, if that. When I hear this, I tell them that you're never too old to be romantic, to surprise your partner and to instill a little spontaneity in your lives. You just have to be determined, patient and a little creative.
Romance is timeless. Though technology may have changed the process a bit, it still comes down to some simple basics: couples meet, sparks fly; they fall in love and ultimately commit to a life together. At the start of most relationships, romance is unquestionably a top priority! Against all odds, we’ve found “the one” and they occupy a major portion of our thoughts and dreams…and time. Yet as time passes, romantic relationships evolve. Priorities shift and relationships adjust, often growing deeper, more committed and more expressive. Typically, a couple’s early years are consumed by establishing home, finances and career paths. Down the road, primary focus often changes as children arrive, and careers are advanced or adjusted.
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