Whether you’re the victim or instigator of a painful break up, well-meaning friends will attempt to comfort you by showering you with exclamation point-ridden advice.Unfortunately, much of the most common break up advice for women sounds helpful, but can ultimately prevent you from making room for new love in your life......more
I figured enough time had passed since you all had a good, fun-loving post from yours truly. It seems I’ve been filling the minutes of your day with deeply sappy posts consisting of torment, heartache and romanticism, so let’s all agree that’s enough of that shit, shall we? This post is about one of my favorite, FAVORITE, FAAAAAAAAAAVVVVVORITE topics.
It's over. But before you can heal, you need to make some promises to yourself. Raise your hand and repeat after me: I do hereby solemnly swear that I will not behave in the manner of a crazy ex-girlfriend. I will not participate in foolish or destructive behavior. I promise to act in a dignified fashion and that means I will not do stupid things, no matter how I might rationalize them. Therefore, I vow the following...
At some point in many of our lives, we will find someone to whom we are desperately attracted, and yet who endlessly hurts or exhausts us. The stakes seem so high, the desire is so deep, but so too the pain. In her diaries, Anais Nin writes of Henry Miller: "this love will either kill or save me forever." Which will it be? Will the love slowly eat at your soul as you fruitlessly continue to search for the grail while suffocating in its tomb -- or will it give you the courage to crusade, to fight to the death, and to discover something truly sacred?
Friendship is built like houses on fault lines -- able to handle the shifts of life's plates, while love is built like a citadel to stand solid against invasion. To imagine that you can easily repurpose a fortress to stand the quakes of life is to set yourself up for collapse, especially if said fortress suffered structural damage during a breakup. So how do you make friends with an ex?
My garage lurks behind the house at the end of a long driveway. Square, blue, surrounded by viciously thorned raspberry bushes, it’s been a looming presence in more way than one since I combined households with my husband. He’s a divorced father, and I moved into the house he shared with his previous wife and his son....more
The Girl Code is that unspoken rule that keeps the peace by keeping us away from our girlfriends' men. While the rules about crossing the line with a friend's current boyfriend or husband seem clear, opinion varies when it comes to exes. Are ex-boyfriends fair game, or does the Code still apply?
I wrote a piece before Halloween comparing dating to market trends and dubbing myself an expert in market research and following trends. Though I wrote this as nothing more than a mockery on my singlehood, I surprised myself by accidentally summoning a man....more
Can people actually stay friends with their exes? Now, I mean really friends - Not friends with benefits, not staying together for the kids - I mean actual friends. Before you say "yes" (because that's the best "FU society!" answer that makes us all seem way cooler and way better adjusted then we are). Think about your exes.... ...more
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