Kelly from Livermore, CA says: So I left my husband two years ago for greener pastures…and it’s empty! I am forty-six and very attractive, nice, and slim with baggage that has been dealt with and doesn’t need to be on the surface anymore. So my kids put me on a dating website, and I only receive emails from psycho weirdos. And when I finally find a man who I think is handsome and very similar to me, he doesn’t email me back. What am I doing wrong, and what are men looking for nowadays? Getting older and tired of being single -- how in the world do I meet someone?
Caroline says: I think I need a little more background info on this one. I need to have “greener pastures” defined. Did you leave your husband because you were bored and just wanted more out of life or were there deeper issues? The tone of your question leads me to believe it’s the first scenario.
I’m also feeling like you put a lot of emphasis on physical attributes as well. I get it, we like to look at pretty things, but pretty on the outside doesn’t necessarily guarantee pretty on the inside. If you’re choosing men solely on looks alone, you’re making a mistake. Look beyond the physical attributes and get to know them for who they are as a person. Find out what makes them tick, what they’re passionate about, what they want out of life. When you get to know someone and connect with them on an emotional level, you’d be amazed how beautiful they become in your eyes on a physical level.
In a perfect world we’d all have amazing bodies, gorgeous faces, a beautiful home, and a dream job. Well guess what? The world isn’t perfect and neither are we. So what you need to do is find the perfect person for you, but I think you’ve set your standards pretty high. I’m not suggesting that you’re not attractive, what I’m saying is have an open mind and an open heart. You never know -- the bald guy with bad taste in clothing may be the love of your life, just give him a chance.
I didn't watched the first episodes of NJ, just watched the marathon and now everything seems more interesting. I love Caroline, she is the wisewoman in this group of women. I only hope she doesn't get burned in the process. I didn't like Danielle and her ways. She was the wolf under the sheeps skin? Jacqueline, you seem such as a good mother as Caroline. I only hope your daughter doesn't break your heart as the trailers gives that impression. Melissa, I don't think she is all that bad, like Caroline said, no communication between them. Teresa, well, she has a good heart not a good head. kathy, she seems to be have the Jesuschrist attitude, and if she does not get out of mingling in others life, she will get crucified. Wishing all the best Caroline, even if you don't care.
You were my favorite house wife until the fashion show and you expressed not wanting anything to go on in your husbands place of business but then you comment how everyone is avoiding the issue...speaking out of both sides of your mouth on this one. Of course they could have confronted the issue and tore the place up, but thats not what you wanted and then you seem dissapointed in Teresa for acting like she did. I would have respected the situation just as she did, I dont know about Teresa and her brothers past but her brother was drunk and totally at fault for the fight that broke out. Other than that thank you for being some what normal, oh...wheres the charity work?
Great advice, Caroline. Your sense of reason and practicality apply to women of all ages, children, no children, married or single. We can all learn a new tip here or there. I picked up a few from your blog today. THANKS! plus...love your advice on Albie picking Albie's girlfriends. They must flaunt themselves at him, he is such a catch!
Caroline, its time for u to give your good friend Teresa some advice....She seems to be so defensive about everything. She needs to get off her high horse and take constructive critizism when needed. Her cousin Kathy was simply stating the truth when she said she strolled Audriana out of the room. What was the big deal about that... she wasn't saying Teresa was a bad mother. And tell Teresa to suck it up and stop being so destructive with her brother...She only has one and life is too short for all her bull.!!!
I love the show. But i think that Teresa brother Joe was wrong for sayin that to his sister if that was me i would have beat him up.I also think that Teresa keep her kids well dressed. Jacqueline,I like her its that she take so much from her daughter Ashley and i would have beat her up not let her see her brother because her behavior show the boys that they can do the same thing. Kathy,She need to learn her place as i can her a noobie She is the orignal her and melissa need to know that they are just taking Dina and ugly Danelle place Melissa, I think that she is the reason why Tersea and Joe dont talk .
Caroline, thank you for being you. I appreciate it very much. And from that I learn alot on a heart level. You are the only reason I watch.
Caroline, I love you on this show. Your head is always in the proper place. You always have great advice.
Hi Missy!!!! I'm a big fan of the show, but a bigger one of u, by reading all ur advises I actually made so many changes on my life. Seriously u r one of a kind. Thank u 4 sharing all ur knowledge.
Caroline, in the first season I didn't mind you, you seemed to want to help and give advice when needed. But now all you do is smother the other girls.You say you want nothing to do with the situation with Teresa's family yet you have Kathy come over to discuss what happened? You then tell Teresa to listen and stop commenting on her own family dispute. I think you need to get off your high horse and stop being so hypocritical.
I only wish to have have the personality and mothering you have. You are firm in your stance yet come of with still being respected and can with a good clean conscience not take away a bad feeling. I wish when my children grow up they have the same values, respect and honor your children do. I try hard to instill that I am their friend but mom first (they are only 2 and 5 so we have some time LOL) I like how you handle yourself with drama and know you walked away a lady!!!
Thank you Caroline for being YOU! I so enjoy the show, I enjoy watching you interact with your family. I come away from the show always feeling pretty good, ofcourse I get angry at some of the stuff that goes on with Teresa and her family but I do think there is alot of editing that goes on. Anyway keep up the great work with your show and the blogs, Hugs to you :)
I totally enjoy your show and your family. I am a 72 year old, single (divorced)active senior. I have no children, unfortunately, but do have a sweet 14 yr. old labrador, Duchess.
My question is, I am not rich, do not even have a car anymore, but am attractive, intelligent and a lot of fun (so friends tell me). How on earth can I meet a nice man. Most want someone with money to travel with or someone who can still wear a thong bikini. I could give so much love to someone, do you think there is still hope for me?
Just wanted to comment on the morning routine advise. What I did was let my kids prepare their backpacks, clothes and lunch the night before, not me. When their clothes didn't match, I did not swap with matching outfits. Eventually, they learned which ones work. Teaches them responsibility at a young age. Started the habit in pre-K.
Hi my name is Chelsea from Kentucky and I watch the show all the time. I love everyones different personalities as well as the close friendships. Most of all though I love watching you and your family Caroline. You guys have been a true inspiration to me and my 2 almost 3 year old. My daughters father passed away while I was pregnant and so I was in a little bit of a hole and stayed away from my family. After watching the show and seeing how close your family is and how you guys can make it through anything is crazy! Such an inspiration. I am now trying to bring that relationship back to my family. So pretty much I just wanted to say thank you for truely turning my life around. You have no idea how much you have honestly helped me and my daughter out. Also I read a blog about Albie, and yes he is a doll. Both of your sons are. Wish them the best of luck in finding the girl of their dreams!
Thanks again and god bless! Chelsea
I love your show.....I really enjoy watching every week......you have a wonderful family......it reminds me of my family......with the way you cook.....all your holiday traditions......we do the same......we had a catering business when our kids were real young......my daughter is 25 and my son is 21 now.......I love the way your family is close......that is the way our family is too......I think my daughter and your son Albie would be perfect for each other.......she is getting her masters in research pych for children and she is 25........she is a really wonderful girl and not because she is mine she is beautiful too......your son is so hansome and just a nice guy......I think they would hit it off perfectly......us Italian mothers are always looking out for our kids.......I am on fb you can see her picture.......her and my son our in my default pic.......I just felt our families were so similiar........and I just love how you are with your family.......I just thought I would write to you when I seen your blog.......take care and looking forward to watching your show......Denise