I was talking to young woman the other day and she was telling me about a boyfriend that she had been with for almost a year. It wasn't until about eight months later that she found out he was lying about several things. In addition to lying, he didn't have any money to go places - she always paid (yet he had money to buy video games), he was not that happy of a person and he was very negative about past women in his relationships. These weren't the only red flags either. ...more
“I have to meet with my sisters.”
Opening the bag, I began to take out my toiletries and clothes, placing them on the chair neatly.
“What is this?” Reaching inside he pulls out a very large toy that I forgot was in there. The bag is my bag, the special bag that I used when I would go see him. “Can you show me how it works?” He moved in closer making me laugh.
“No, not now!” I said with a giggle.
It was a FRUSTRATING Monday night. I got home from work at 5:20 and immediately got chicken kabobs prepped for the man to put on the grill when he got home.
Walked into our bedroom glanced to the left at the bathroom and cringed. (I had put off inside domestic chores this weekend and focused on the leak we had in the backyard as well as the lansdscape clean up that NEEDED to be done.) So I pulled out the cleaning caddy and got to sparkling up the master bathroom....more
Being in a relationship can sometimes be pretty hard. There may come a time when some troubles might start looming on the horizon. Depending on what age you and your partner are and what stage of the relationship you are in, there are many things that you have to observe in order to clearly identify the problem and resolve it. It is up to you to see these signs and decide whether you should act upon them....more
If you and your sweetie keep bumping heads, it doesn't mean your relationship is doomed. No two people view the world the exact same way, which makes it impossible for any relationship to be without issues. Instead of viewing conflict as a threat to your relationship, welcome it as a chance to grow closer and better understand one another. Here are 4 common relationship killers and some tips on how to work through them. ...more
I have a quirky personality. My ideal date ranges from hanging out the bowling alley, attending a foreign film festival, head banging at hard rock concert, and/or a picnic on the beach followed by a leisurely stroll.Being out in the dating world can be difficult for some like me because, as one former boyfriend stated “I am a difficult woman to categorize.” After spending a few years being misunderstood, I decided to mine the ranks of former male classmates.Who better than someone already acquainted with me to appreciate the quirky aspects of my personality?...more
Ready To Get Back Out There? 3 Must Knows Men and women have to redefine themselves after a relationship ends, and reinvent their lives. If they do it well, it can lead to the most satisfying and successful years they've had. Dating successfully after divorce or a breakup require several steps to recover from the breakup.Understanding what went wrong in the last relationship, so you don't repeat the pattern....more
In summer of 2008, just before our son’s second birthday, my husband and I split up after nine years of marriage. Our marriage had been over for a long time and we’d come close to splitting a number of times over the years, but for some unknown reason we just kept beating that horse until it was dust on the floor.Finally, with a few months of therapy under my belt and a therapeutic dose of antidepressants in my system, I found my strength and independence to utter the words.“I think we should split up,” I told him one day before work.“Yeah, me, too.”...more