What Do You Do When You Never Have Closure?

I had a feeling something was up, not just a sudden moment then but that something had been there, subtly, achingly, for a few days. Something that wasn’t the same like the first time we met, not the same in the way we usually spoke, not the same how we always found time for each other. Yet, I pretended like nothing happened. I tried to put on a smile, telling myself that I was just imagining things, that this was normal how things work these days....more
Needed. This. So. Much. Thank you!more

Being Sorry is Much More Than Just Saying "Sorry"

"No apologies necessary."I’ve said it a million times and I’ve usually meant it. When it comes to my husband, though, I would not only like an apology, but also some token of his remorse. His “I’m sorry you feel that way” is a pathetic attempt at placating me. So buck up, bud....more
rosalie.rotenberg  Rosie, I was this close to packing my bags and calling it a day on the ...more

Why We Decided To Court

 My thirsty thirties were upon me and the mounting pressure to have a child and or get married followed me around like my shadow. The questions of "don't you want to get married or have kids" played in my mind at night.  Peggy Arthur, MBA ...more

5 Relationship Survival Tips for Travelers

When my partner and I first met, we did the best we could when it came to “dating” because we both had very hectic schedules and we lived in different states. The long distance was hard enough, but adding the fact that we both traveled for work only added more challenges. A couple of years later, he moved to a closer state and became more stationary, but my travel increased a great deal. ...more
One time when I was traveling, I picked a time (maybe noon), and every day I texted my husband a ...more

She needs that 22 year old to be a man!

I had an interesting conversation with my brother which prompted this post. We were discussing relationships, more specifically his relationship with his girlfriend. They have been seeing each other for about a month, most of that time he was also seeing other girls. In his opinion that’s beside the point. They’re together now....more

Wedding Planning 101: What is my fiancé’s part in all of this?

 Congratulations! You just got engaged! Your fiancé spent countless hours comparing diamonds and settings and finally got the courage to get down on one knee. He was nervous and sweating and happy and excited....more

There Are No "Benefits" of Being the Other Woman

“I’ve heard that relationships with married men are the most fulfilling,” a single woman said in response to a married man’s claim that all married men eventually consider an affair. I grumbled and rolled my eyes, so she asked, “Have you ever dated a married man, Stephanie?”...more
I'm partly with DrSarah - men (and women) who cheat should take responsibility for their ...more

All By Myself

Soooo… remember that time I was all like, “MER. You GUYSSSSSS…. I have to go to a funeral all by myself and it’s going to be awkward and stupid and gross.”?Remember that?And then, I sat there like this:Even though you couldn’t see me....more

Do You Forgive Easily?

We begin learning at a young age about forgiveness. The other child or sibling that grabs something out of our hands and is made to apologize. We are taught to say, "I forgive you" back. Let's be honest, what young child that is beginning to learn cause and effect wants to forgive. Hey, having a toy yanked from you is serious business. "I'll forgive when I understand what that means exactly." As we grow older, forgiveness takes on a whole new meaning. Your best friend steals your boyfriend forgiveness? "Maybe, after you hate them for awhile!"...more