I Facebook Unfriend Even My Fantasy Crushes To Keep My Space BS Free...

So there was this guy... kinda had a crush on him for what felt like forever... and he seemed to fancy me right back. We've had a few really fun conversations on the phone, but he opted to TEXTING the majority of the time (yup, even our "deeper" convos - RED FLAG). He would say (via text, of course) the most perfect words to make me smile... but didn't really follow through on anything. (RED FLAG) ...more

When You're Strong... No One Asks If You're Okay

I receive texts, voicemails, emails, facebook messages, etc. all day long... every single day. Majority of them start off as... Not having a good day... can you listen? OMG s/he is driving me insane! Help!! Do you have a minute? I need your advice about... Deal fell through... need help escaping this funk... What do you do when your child does... ...more

Missing Someone for What You Hoped They Would One Day Become...

You know... it's bad enough my heart screws me up almost all the time... but to have my brain join the party to really throw me off. Yeah, that's so NOT fun. Like when I'm missing someone. Someone who treated me poorly during the entire time I was connected to them. Isn't that dumb? ...more

When He Stops Texting Back

Dear Carmen, I'll get right to the point. My boyfriend takes FOREVER to text back. I KNOW he has his phone on him, because when we're together, it's practically glued to his hand! There are days when we text back and forth for hours within minutes (even seconds!) of each other, but sometimes, I get nothing back at all! I've told him this bothers me, but it just keeps happening! I think that's rude. What's the deal? Sincerely, Always Left Hanging Dear Left Hanging... Have you seen this graphic? I found it on Pinterest... ...more
Franckly speaking, let him breathe or he will run away.  Reading your post, maybe he should. ...more

Whoever Tells You NOT to Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve After a Divorce - Can Kick A Wall.

Dear Carmen, Recently, my marriage of 22 years suddenly came to a halt. My husband walked out of me and our children and I feel as though I cannot go on. To add salt to this painful wound, I've been advised not to wear my heart on my sleeve so as not to burden others with my sadness and anger. Other divorcees tell me they've "been there, done that" and I should be looking forward to a better life? I am at a loss. How am I expected to act like all is well? I don't want to burden anyone else, but I can't help it. I don't know what to do. Sincerely, ...more

5 Types of Men Deserving of a Burning Brick Thrown at Their Face.

Bored, Married Men Just as it says... they're BORED. Same thing day in and day out... they believe impressing someone who is NOT their significant other (S.O.) will improve their lives. Never mind that investing just as much effort into who they share their bed with, could be the spark needed to improve their REAL relationship. ...more
Your article's tone is a bit over-the-top.  My opinion.more

I Don't Think Everything Just Happens for a Reason...

I've believed this for as long as I can remember... it's what kept me going while surviving deaths in the family, a broken marriage, people I've trusted turning their backs on me... EVERYTHING. ...more
idyllicchick ... yaaay!  not sure if we're *not* crazy tho... haha :)more

God Speaks to Me Through Pinterest...

I've been stuck in a sort of "funk" the last few days, and I greatly dislike (<< trying to limit my use of the word "hate") being in that awful place. Here I am I'm doing the happy-go-lucky thang, then out of nowhere, I find myself repeatedly punched in the heart with questions such as... Why did he/she/they have to do that to me? Why the heck did it have to end like that? What did I do to deserve this? How is any of this even remotely FAIR? etc. etc... ...more

Seeking Revenge on the Person who Stole Your Significant Other

Dear Carmen, My boyfriend of 4 years left me for his former college classmate. I didn't even know they were in touch!! What would be the best way to handle this? Should I contact her by email? Phone? I'm so angry, I want her (the home wrecker who ruined it all for us) to PAY! From, Angry Beyond Words Dear ABW... I'm so sorry you are going through this. Betrayal from the person whom you thought loved and looked out for you more than anyone, has to be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person's life. The best way to handle this? ...more

Do I Need an "Excuse" for Not Looking Like HER?

There's this boy... his name is Eddie. Eddie is a friend of the family from back when we lived in Chicago. Okay, this post isn't about Eddie. It's about his niece... Maria. Maria is a stay at home mom of 3 little boys ages 8mos, 2, and 3. Girlfriend runs 2 businesses, fought through eating/weight disorders, and makes time in her busy schedule to exercise every day. You've probably seen her photo floating all over the interwebs. The pic has received many positive reactions... as well as negative. Ok, A LOT of negative feedback. ...more
EstheticGoddess ... Thank you for your comment!  Yup, we're seeing eye to eye on this one, ...more