Up North

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One of the drawbacks of compartmentalizing your memory is not only forgetting about the bad stuff that happened, but also forgetting about the good stuff.In elementary school, my math teacher tried to teach me that I would be faster with my multiplication tables if I just memorized them. I think I was afraid to.“All of your answers are correct, Margie, but you’ve only finished half the quiz.”...more

Online Dating for Trolls

What happens when two trolls of the opposite sex attempt online dating?  Hilarity and vulgarity ensue:    Genie, ...more

How I Used the Law of Attraction to Manifest a Boyfriend

It was the summer of 2009.I was a 21-year-old college student who’d just returned home from an amazing 6 months spent studying abroad in South Africa....more
Hi Rebecca! Just want to say that I LOVE your Manik story! All the best. Hugs :-)more

If He’s Dumb Enough to Walk Away, Be Smart Enough to Let Him Go

I saw this photo of a quote on Facebook this morning, “If he’s dumb enough to walk away, be smart enough to let him go.” I shared it without adding any extra comments. Will Bartender Boy see it? Maybe, maybe not....more
Smart advise!!   I like the way you think.  I have worked on keeping my emotions intact by ...more

Is This Lust A Must?

 Most of us can relate to the butterflies in your stomach kind of excitement you feel when meeting someone new that you are attracted to.  This doesn’t happen with everyone you meet and you really can’t force this kind of immediate chemistry, it is either there or it isn’t.  This feeling is called lust.  Lust is an intense desire or craving and in this case it is sexual.  Your hormones react to the hormones in another person and you become turned on.   Sexual attraction however can build over time.  You may start off as friends but over time build a p...more

Sexual Responsibility and The Post-Breakup "Surprise" Kid

WARNING- This sh*t is about to get real and preachy. If you think sexual irresponsibility is cool, don’t read this.I’ve encountered this too often for it not to be a trend. It’s a horrifying fad to me and I’d like to call it out. I’ve dated several men who, post-divorce or post-long term relationship breakup, end up knocking up a short-timer and now have a kid. (I’m sure you’ve heard of Dwyane Wade and his relationship hiatus baby by now). ...more
Melia_SThanks for your comments :-) The "conversation" with the child was absolutely NOT ...more

Let's Leave Slut-Shaming in 2013...


Skin Deep

In the 80’s, when I was in high school, I had a boyfriend who was the love of my life. We went on to date in my first year of college. And of course as young lovers do, we would break up and make up. The last time that we broke up I thought that it would be like all of the other times. To my surprise, we didn’t get back together like we had in the past. We had not called each other in nearly a month. Then, on a weekend trip home from school, I learned why I had not heard from him. He was dating someone else....more

Seniors targeted for online dating scams

The 80-year-old spent $500,000 on his new girlfriend—whom he’d never met. The online romance began with an e-mail (from supposedly a dating service) from a young nurse in Ghana who said she would take care of him. Then requests for money followed. The man’s son believed that the “nurse” was likely a male con artist....more