At a recent holiday party, I ponied up to the bar with two new acquaintances. Both single, both weary from it. “I’m a lazy dater!” one chuckled gleefully, realizing she had landed on the perfect way to explain her relationship status. “Me too,” the other agreed, with a reluctant sigh. Now married, I get it. […]
We all can recognize a sociopathic character in either a book, movie or television program. And the thought of encountering a person that displays these types of traits in our own lives is the stuff nightmares are made of. But with four percent of the population considered to be sociopathic, many of us will have […]
The aftermath of being dumped can shake you right to your core. The bed feels cold and empty, and despair disguises itself as a sinking feeling in your stomach that just won’t go away, nor will the many unanswered questions floating around in your head. Why me? What did I do wrong? Why doesn’t he love […]
Being single during the holidays can be a total drag. Canoodling couples, cheesy commercials—it’s enough to make even the strongest among us want to fall into a Netflix-induced coma till spring. But if you’re really interested in meeting men, relationship coach Matthew Hussey doesn’t want you relying on fate, writing Santa, or hibernating on the […]
There are plenty of unexpected physical changes and sudden food preferences that arise with pregnancy. Some women crave the refreshing taste of watermelon, some are drawn to the tartness of pickles, and others like myself, lean into the sweet, sugary and overall unhealthy indulgences like cookies and candy that satisfy and comfort, but carry little […]
At some point in our lives, most of us have found ourselves sitting in front of a web browser about to Google search our own name, just to see what pops up. But why? What is behind this curiosity? In other words, why do we care about our names so much that we allow them […]
Our family dog Lucy is a rescue and a mutt. She always follows the rules, and she watches over our cat Rex obsessively to keep him out of trouble. She has sensitive, stressed-out eyes, and she melts when you hug her. She’s smart, and she worries a lot. Basically, she’s me in a fursuit.
It’s the question posed and grappled by many modern humans: “How do you make a marriage work?” To most people, marriage is a rightfully intimidating concept. It’s a lifelong commitment to someone, meaning your trials and tribulations are going to be shared with another person. As great as that can sometimes be, it can also be pretty scary and boding.
You may have heard about the demise of marriage in America. Maybe you were reading a newspaper or magazine article that outlined the reasons why. Perhaps you watched a lot of Sex and the City and are pretty sure things have gone downhill since. Possibly you’ve read about divorce rates. It’s even conceivable you were […]
To help inspire you to say what’s in your heart, here are a series of prompts and thought starters to get your own heart racing. Read a few of them and let your heart take over the rest.