There is no more room in our society to further glorify infidelity and adultery. There are many reasons that these acts are wrong other than the obvious; immorality. Once discovered, the pain is so wrenching it takes over the victims' lives, and spreads like a virus to family and friends. Lives are affected in ways that the guilty parties have no idea. Keep in mind, if an affair with a married person seems appealing, there are a lot people close to you who are "going down" and will "get screwed," with you.
--Yvette, Orange Park, FL
I really enjoyed Linda Yellin's "Meeting New Friends: What Really Works" right up until the third to last word: buy. As in, "buy a dog." Buy? Until every shelter, abandoned or unloved pet has a loving home, Ms. Yellin, please think "adopt" instead!
--KarinI don't read just any magazine. I just won't. Even though I am 31 years old with a 6-year old son & bills to pay - I refuse to read very many "grown-up" magazines. I am too mature for the young adult magazines for girls still wanting to take sex quizzes and learn their love style and not ready for magazines that focus on perfecting dinner party meals that will please their husbands.
Yes, I'm still homeroom mom and I take my son to Cub Scouts and to the zoo and help him with his homework. But after dropping my son off to his friend's house for a sleepover or to his re-married father's house for a weekend visit, I go for margaritas and go clubbing sometimes with my friends. I look much younger than my years and still have a great time.
I started getting MORE magazine and was a tad apprehensive. Was this going to be another "How to Be a Perfect Wife & Mother" magazine? One for women approaching middle-age? I couldn't have been more wrong. I have been completely engrossed since the first issue.
I just got the November issue and read "A Date with the Man Who Got Away", and was BLOWN away. Such truth, emotion and realism wrapped into a story that most women can understand. I then read "The Mother-Daughter Tattoo" and was touched.
I'm looking forward to the longest, meaningful relationship I've had since my divorce....I think I love you MORE.
I read Joanne Kaufman's memoir in your November issue and absolutely felt her brave and daring story. She didn't glorify or make herself a victim. She is one of hundreds of women that have been in this situation and probably feel ashamed. She made me feel human for being in the same situation 16 years ago. Although I love my husband and I am truly happy I have never felt my weight on my heart had been lifted but reading her story let me accept my past with a married man who did truly love and appreciate me. I felt I had to be ashamed of that but not anymore. My friend is also remarried now and is also happy. Both of us keep in touch w updates about our lives and we have moved on. We are truly happy for each other and will continue to hold each other in high regards. Thank you for being brave and allowing such a beautiful and raw story to be told.
I am reading your editors letter in the November issue of More, the person who blew the doors off open for women wearing pants was not YSL, it was Katharine Hepburn.
She was the first woman to wear pants while lounging by the pool, to Hollywood parties and out in public. Not many people know that it is just one of those things I learned a while back and thought I would share with you.
Keep up the fantastic work for all us women over 40.
A devoted fan,
My name is Julie Anne Ramos and I am a huge fan of your magazine even though I am 7 years away from 40. I just find your articles and your features so well written and so much more gratifying than some other fashion magazines out there.
I am writing to you to let you know that the article in The More November issue “Friendships that feed our Souls " touched so close to my heart.
I have a special friend and mentor in Marilyn McCoo . You may know her name from Hosting the music variety show Solid Gold in the 80's , 7 time Grammy award winner , the musical group the 5th dimension and singing with her husband of 42 years Billy Davis JR.