It Should Be Over

"Does he make you happy?" - Friend 1  "Uhhhh well, not really. I'm sure I will stop dating him eventually." - Friend 2...more

Who Says I am Afraid to Date?

The moment comes suddenly, sort of in a rush.  I was feeling fine; comfortable in my skin and pressure-free, when the reality hits me – I am a single woman in a room full of men who are single (presumably) and available (presumably).  I have not had this experience since my 20s.   But now, here I am at this singles meet-up, and suddenly I am uncomfortable. ...more

A Painful Tease

Angry—I’m trying to make myself angry, because it hurts too much to be sad.  I’m forcing myself to get mad at something, anything in a feeble attempt to redirect my pain. But the reality is I’m sad. I’m sad because he had to leave yesterday. My long-distance boyfriend had finished his visit and had to return back to his home—it was agonizing. Agonizing because he stayed just long enough for me to get of taste of what it would be like if we were to live together in the same city. He stayed just long enough for me to get used to his scent in the house....more

Broke and Broken

Back in December, Con Ed turned off my power. I haven't had steady work since August and haven't been employed fulltime long enough to establish what the Labor Department would consider to be sufficient payment history to benefit from unemployment insurance. I was told I could use the letter they sent me denying benefits to apply for food stamps. The things you can't buy with food stamps;tamponstoilet papercredit to do laundryelectricitygas for cookingand heartbreakingly for me, food. ...more

Day 14- Feeding in the Shallow End

Can't Win'em AllStealing is wrong.I have been loathed to admit it to many. I have every intention of paying back the people who have been of assistance to me over the past year of hardships....more

Not every woman wants you...

Most of my headaches could be removed if men weren’t so conceited.  Men think everything is about them.  If you call a lot your obsessed with them.  If you want to take a picture your obsessed.  If you want to hang out you have a crush.  OMG!...more

Jackie or Marilyn?

This is an old post (Sept. 22, 2010) from my column on Sexandthe405 that seemed right at home here on BlogHer. Enjoy! ...more

Tools Belong in the Shed, Not on Your Arm: 20 Ways You Can Avoid Dating Jerks Once and For All!!

Tools Belong in the Shed, Not on Your Arm: 19 Ways You Can Avoid Dating Jerks Once and For All!!    ...more

When Friends Have Babies and You Have Your Career

By Stephanie Florman...more

Postmortem: Should Men Get Gifts On Valentine's Day

Every February as Valentine’s Day approaches The Man and I argue about who the holiday is really for....more