About Judi Schindler

A former marketing executive, Judi Schindler, is a past president and founding member of the Chicago Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a member of the Leadership Team of Engaging Speakers and the Advisory Board of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She’s listed in “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who in American Women” and “Who’s Who in the Midwest.” Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Subscribe to “The Toilet Seat Must Go Down!”

Where is the ‘Ladies Home Journal’ When You Need it?

Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post In 1953, the Ladies Home Journal introduced one of its most popular features, "Can This Marriage Be Saved."  Every month, a troubled couple would detail their problems, while a professional therapist provided the solution. What would the magazine say about the current marital discord in the White House? First, Melania has to put up with a story that her husband cheated on her with a porn star; then she finds out that she wasn't the only one he was cheating on.  There was also the "Playmate of the Year" he started seeing two months after their son was born. [...]

By | 2018-02-20T23:27:39+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bad Gift Contest Draws Hilarious Entries

What says romance more than the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 (Elite Series) - Self Cleaning Nozzle - Fresh Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment w/ Strong Faucet Valves and Metal Hoses For a lucky few, today will be a day of roses, champagne and a romantic candlelit dinner.  For the rest of us?   Just one more failure by the man in our life to suitably demonstrate his love and affection. A few weeks ago, I announced a "Bad Gift Contest," and the response was overwhelming.  Who knew there were so many clueless men out there?  Oh, wait, we did.  That's why we ran the contest in [...]

By | 2018-02-13T14:47:49+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What in the World is Going On?

In my ongoing effort to keep you, the reader, abreast of the latest developments in love and marriage, I offer the following stories from around the world There's an App for that? In Hong Kong, the family service unit of the Catholic Church has launched a "marriage checkup" app (for both Android and IOS phones).  Utilizing cutting edge technology, the app helps couples, who have been married at least 10 years, assess their relationship. Questions include how often they have sex, argue or discuss life decisions and how many times the thought of marriage crossed their minds.  A low score sends them to a page advising them to [...]

By | 2018-02-07T21:55:12+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diamonds are Forever: Romance, Not So Much

Elizabeth Taylor didn't do it.  Zsa Zsa Gabor wouldn't think of it. Kim Kardashian was forced to. We're talking diamonds here, ladies.  Do you give them back after a failed engagement or marriage? According to a recent article in the New York Times, the answer might depend on where you live. In Illinois, an engagement ring is considered "a gift in contemplation of marriage."  The courts have held that if the marriage is called off, the one left at the altar gets the ring. In New York, a broken engagement is considered no one's fault, so the ring goes back to the donor. But in Montana, the ring [...]

By | 2018-01-31T23:02:46+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Couples Counseling? There’s an App For That

I'm perfectly aware that couples can meet online.  They can plan their weddings online.  They can even file divorce papers online. What I didn't know, is they can also go online for marriage counseling using skype, chat rooms,text messages and message boards.  Furthermore, most of these features can be accessed 24/7 through an app that sits on your smart phone. Please note, this is not some one-off phenomenon.  Collectively, the top six online therapy services get 2,540,000 site visits per month, according to e-couseling.com, an association of on-line counselors The largest "cyber shrink" is www.betterhelp.com, which boast 2,000 licensed therapists. gets 1,400,000 web visits per month or 16,800,000 [...]

By | 2018-01-25T20:10:03+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Not to Give for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is coming up: a scary thought if you've ever been the recipient or the giver of one or more questionable gifts. As I've said repeatedly," gift-giving is a skill for which most men are not factory equipped." Some women aren't much better. To make matters worse, there're companies out there encouraging the boneheaded to buy tasteless, useless and insulting products. As a public service, I am offering the following advice to anyone who needs help on February 14.  I think it's safe to say that none of the following will warm your Valentine's heart or any other part of the anatomy.  Purchase at your own risk [...]

By | 2018-01-17T02:31:14+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where to Find Husband Who Won’t Cramp Your Space

Last week we heard from who women who said they wouldn't mind having a husband if they didn't have to live with him. It seems there're like-minded women across the country, and these resourceful ladies have found a solution to the conundrum. They're marrying incarcerated men, serving long term sentences. Erik and Tammi Menendez Erik Menendez has been married since 1999 to a woman who wrote him a letter in prison. Brother Lyle, married and divorced one pen pal, and then went on to marry another. Then there's Phil Spector, the rock and roll promoter with wild and crazy hair.  In 2009, he was sentenced to [...]

By | 2018-01-09T22:12:22+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flying Solo Suits These Women

Last week we heard from women who married after 50.  This week we turn the discussion over to women who never wish to marry -- at least not ever again. Jane, who divorced at 56, has had at least two serious relationships in the 20 years that followed. Extremely active (she bikes, hikes, plays tennis and swims along with running her own business), Jane values her independence and her space. She says her ex-husband was the love of her life, and she doesn't expect to find that again. The men she has loved since then occupy a different place in her heart. Furthermore, she doesn't need a husband [...]

By | 2018-01-03T01:32:25+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Get Married Past 50? Hear What Not-So-Blushing Brides Say

I frequently say that living with a man means stepping over dirty laundry and giving up all rights to the remote control.  It's one thing to do that when you're young and innocent, and quite another when you're old enough to know better. My friend was Morene was 59 when she decided to marry her long-time boyfriend Barry. She didn't do it for financial security or health insurance, she had always been an independent career woman.  Morene simply felt that marriage was part of being a real grown-up. "Plus, I'd always have a date on Saturday night." Pam, at 68, had been a widow for 10 years when [...]

By | 2017-12-26T22:52:11+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dating Sites Match Up Beauties, Preppies, Dorks, Etc.

Are you hoping to find a new husband under the Christmas tree or just a date for New Year's Eve? Here's good news, there's a specialized dating site out there created with you in mind. Forget e-harmony, Tinder and match.com.  They're so "everybody."  You're more likely to find a common bond with someone on one of these sites: Beautiful People Is just as advertised. To join, you must be voted in by other members.  Not sure how well the site works, but it gets my vote for weirdest home page.  (See above) The Right Stuff Bills itself as an international introduction network for single graduates and faculty of [...]

By | 2017-12-15T16:05:14+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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