Cross Post: Living and Loving in "Denial"

“Denial is more symbolic than literal.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler from On Grief and GrievingSo how have I been in denial about being single? I can think of several ways: Trying to make a man love me; holding on to a “fantasy relationship;” seeking romantic relationships to make me happy and to fill a void; seeking romantic relationships to fix what was broken within me…...more Thank you for the recommendations, I will add those to my reading list! :)more

Dear Dr. Romance: Is He Cheating on Me?

Dear Dr. Romance: Is he cheating on me? Or am I just being paranoid?  Me and my boyfriend have been together for 15 months now. A couple of weeks ago we broke up and then got back together after a week. When we broke up he kept texting me, asking “Are you happy?” and stuff....more

High-Tech Chivalry Isn't Dead

In more genteel times — that is, before restaurants were dotted with people talking and texting on their cell phones — refined men carried handkerchiefs. As the name implies, they were certainly handy, especially before the pocket-pack of Kleenex was invented. But beyond the practicality of it, they enabled a gallant gesture, held out to a woman to dab her brow or wipe her tears. It simply and elegantly showed he cared....more

Taking a Break. . Three Stalkers are Enough

Every day, men prove to me that not only do women have men wrong, but men have men wrong. I don't think one man can ever really predict what another man would do. And I better NEVER hear another man saying what he will NEVER do. NEVER. HA! Here's the deal. I LOVE challenges. I kinda have an addiction for them. I DON'T WANT A PLAYER. I DON'T WANT A "HANDS ON" WOMAN BEATER. I DON'T WANT A F'ING LIAR. I DON'T WANT A LAZY BUM. I JUST want a challenge. ...more

The Underground of Dating.

I've recently become a new divorcee, and thought I would give it whirl to sign up using a popular dating site.  Few of the things I quickly observed where that all guys started off their about me profile using action words like easy going, fun, loving, honest, loyal.  I come to realize that after endless searching that men & women write what they know will attract other people; let’s face it if we wrote what type of person we really were; only our mother would love us....more

Learn to stand up for yourself.....

....and go after what you want. It’s important in life to seize opportunities in a timely manner. Like they say, feel the fear and do it anyways. That’s exactly what I did this week, for better or worse. And as I anxiously await the result(s), I rest assured knowing that it is now out of my hands. How does this vague reference to my own life apply to yours? Learn to stand up for yourself. If you know that you want something, let people know....more

Why you should never date anyone you meet watching the Olympics

It was about 2 years ago today that I had my cab door slammed shut with complete disinterest in me by a bearded, albinoish, Canadian twenty six year old who looked like a past or future contestant of “Survivor”.  How did this happen to me?Please take this quiz....more

Freaks, Geeks and Douche Bags - Profile 008

The names have been changed to protect the innocentProfile 009. Nickname: Backpack baby daddyDistinguishing feature: 2 children...more

Cross Post: From Happiness to Grief

“For everything there is a season…A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.” -Ecclesiastes (NLT version)...more
 @Isabel_Anders Oh my! I'm sorry I am just responding to this Isabel, thank you so much!! :-Dmore

Should You Answer A Booty Call?

 Absolutely.As long as you both know that it's a relationship that's based on casual sex and nothing else, answer that late-night text and enjoy yourself.But what if you've got the feeling that you and he might be good as a couple, both in and out of the sack?Can a booty call turn into a committed relationship?Most skeptics (and your mother) are going to say no....more