Women Don’t Need Men, But Can We Admit We Want Them?

Comic by Tatsuya IshidaThis comic is sadly true....more
So I get the overall point of this post and I hear you... but.. BUT.. I don't think your concept ...more

Dear Dr. Romance: Does Friends with Benefits Work?

Dear Dr. Romance:I was browsing the net and came across one of your articles "No Strings Attached Sex" which I  found very interesting as it relates to a situation I am facing currently.   ...more


Before I get on to what this post is about, I want to tell you first about why I decided to write this post. I have went back and forth over the past 2 days over whether or not to write this post, and I am sure once it is written I will sit on it for a day or two before I get the courage to post it.First, this all came in the wake of the Duggar Scandal. If you haven't heard I will summarize it for you. Basically, Josh Duggar has admitted to molesting several young girls several years ago and his family helped cover it up. Enough on that....more

5 Relationship Habits You Should Quit

When it comes to relationships, most of us make mistakes from time to time. This is actually normal and can be part of a healthy relationship, as long as you deal with the problems in a healthy way. Sadly, most of what we've been taught about romantic relationships through women's magazines, books, and movies isn't exactly what it takes to achieve a normal, healthy relationship in the real world. In fact, some of the things we've come to perceive as normal can actually be quite toxic to the relationship....more

Simple Rules for introducing your children to your new LOVE

Introducing your children to your new boyfriend/girlfriend can be pretty daunting.  When I mention 'daunting' you just never know how they will react.  There are statistics showing that children can be resilient, but from my perspective they can and will be very impressionable.  When you introduce your children to a 'new love interest' you have no idea what to expect.Here's my story:...more

How to Get Back into The Dating World

Whether it’s been five years or twenty-five years, re-entering the dating world after a divorce can be a really scary proposition.  I’ll grant you, it’s more daunting to some than others, and it depends largely on many external factors; age, self-esteem, how long you’ve been divorced and how long you were married.  When I got a divorce, my posse of friends was all too forthcoming with well meaning advice.  I heard everything from, “Go out there and get busy!” to “Take time to heal and nurture yourself.” and my ever favorite, “You’re not getting any younger.”.  What’s the...more

5 Things I Want My Tween Daughter to Know About Dating

My 12-year-old daughter said the "B" word. No, not that one. The other one that has the same effect of stopping you in your tracks: Boyfriend. She would like permission to start dating. [Insert heavy sigh here.]OK, at this age, it's completely expected. Although I am not ready for this phase to happen just yet, I do accept that it is a normal part of a tween's young life....more

Hey! I’m Too Old for You, and You’ re Too Young for Me!!

I spent the last year thinking those words. But now I’m like Hey! What’s up with this double standard?? Why am I labeled a “cougar”,  while men who date younger women get pats on the back and told to make sure they get a script for Viagra.  But who says the world is fair right?...more

I Wonder Wednesday: Where Does That Sizzle Go?

So you’re in a relationship, everything is great, you love to get those just because phone calls, that hey you text, or spending that quality time together. You love this person’s dirty draws....more