How to know when enough is enough

 My Thoughts: I have this resilience about me. I get down in the dumps but I always “try, try again” no matter how scary. I’m that contradictory person who says things like, “I’m one more failed relationship from becoming a nun”…. but then I try again and love like my little glass like heart has never been shattered....more

3 Things Teenage Boys Need to Know About Dating

My 15 year old son has found a girlfriend.  This is significant, because prior to this summer, we struggled with how technology has interfered in the way which our teenagers approach the dating scene.  Prior to this, my son only talked about girls he met on social media...half of the girls he talked to didn't even live in our state!...more

The 5 Worst Ways to End a Relationship

I’ve never heard someone refer to their break up as a "fun conversation". In fact, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that even in the worst relationships it can be hard ending things with someone.No matter how you do it, it will be awkward and probably emotional. But just because you want to end a relationship, it doesn’t make you the “bad guy/girl”. It’s how you handle it that really matters....more
Well I recently had the “ghosting/cheating/online” approach done to me. I was with someone for ...more

Dating 101: Back to the Basics

I have been out of the dating game for a while, but I am still a fan of good, old-fashioned courting. Back in the day, dating seemed so much simpler – maybe because there weren’t as many distractions (i.e., social media). But now that we are in the digital era, is it generally more difficult to connect with people on a more personal level? I mean really connect. I hear the dating horror stories and all I can do is shake my head....more

5 Reasons You Might Be Single

TataIf you are happily single then this post might not be for you. But if you aspire to be in a serious relationship or even married these are 5 things you may want to consider. Now please understand this is in no way a comprehensive list but this is something to help you jump start a positive dating lifestyle....more
dkweiss  how annoying is that. Bringing up the past is sucks lolmore

When Body Shaming Becomes a Regular Part of Your Interactions With Your Date

It happened with two of my most beloved friends. One of them broke up with the guy who was expert in providing IT managed services and another one ignored it and went ahead to marry him. Your boyfriend calls you fat, short, plump and what not but declares he loves you....more

Run from These Three Guys

When I started dating, my life felt like a Fellini movie.  I’d been with one person for thirty-two years, so going out was shiny and hyper-real.  But after a while, dating became sitting around Starbucks listening to some guy in software sales lament his failed relationships.  (240 calories per 16 oz chai latte.)...more

Help! My Husband Sleeps With Everybody!

The first time (that I know of) he cheated was the most devastating.  I was naïve in the beginning and he always went to great lengths to make up for his wrongdoings.  Similar to a physically abusive mate, he would buy really nice gifts when I would catch him in an indiscretion....more
The author made it sound like she didn't care if her husband cheated as long as she got ...more

4 Ways Being a Friend Can Make You Better at Dating

Worried you don’t have enough dating experience to bring to your love life? Well, dating experience is totally overrated. Instead, work hard on your dearest friendships! Here’s why!...more

How Raising My Son is Like Dating an Asshole

Since becoming a parent I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time trying to analyze the whole new set of emotions that come with the job.  I knew that having a kid would take a lot of mental effort, but I didn’t realize it would be a form of psychological warfare.Lately I’ve been exceptionally confused by what I recognize as a slightly familiar feeling – one of aching love mixed with desperation and a dash of irrationality - and then it hit me: I’m in a totally dysfunctional relationship. Although instead of dating the guy, I’m raising him. ...more