The best way to get your mind off someone is to meet someone else

They say the best way to get your mind off someone is to meet someone else. Well, that's a great idea in theory, but it requires the actual occurrence of meeting of someone else. I decided that maybe writing about my past could temporarily get my mind off the present. Seemingly a backwards step, this could quite possibly pile on to my frustration. But there was a chance it could lead to some insight if I looked closely.Challenge accepted....more

Self-Preservation vs Self-Sabotage...There's A Difference

Last night, as I was scrolling through my cable tv guide, I came across the movie Something Borrowed and decided to tune in. I had heard of the best selling book by Emily Giffin, though I've never read it, and was curious to see what it was all about. The story pretty much follows the main character, Rachel, a Manhattan lawyer who (in her tipsy, just turned 30 haze) accidentally reveals to her bff's fiancé that she's been in love with him since their days in law school. Turns out, Hunky Mcdreamy had a crush on Rachel too....more

Cross Post: Lessons Learned - Abandoned by a Lover Part 2

I have never understood or have been good at the dating game. Playing the game or going through the numbers, or the numbers game or whatever, has never been my thing. Perhaps it’s because I never really dated much. I don’t know. I am tired of trying to figure it out. In this last situation, my mom told me that I shouldn’t have got my heart involved so soon. Wise advice from a woman made of teflon. But I am not designed like that. I don’t know how not to involve my heart. I’m an expressive individual....more
Thank you for sharing. Now I know where to refer my friends to if ever there is a need. Well ...more

Girl Talk w/ Tanya T6 // Episode # 1 "Should I Drink On The First Date" ...more

Dear Dr. Romance: How Can I Make My Family Understand I Love Him?

Dear Dr. Romance: Ok so I am 19 and am kinda falling for a guy who is 20 years old than me. I am not asking your opinion on if it's wrong and nor do I want to hear "that's disgusting" my mother and father were 23 years apart in age. I like older guys cause I can relate to them better than guys my own age. Guys my own age don't really act mature enough or just don't have the personality I like. My problem is that my mother doesn't like the guy most of my family doesn't to be honest....more

Cross Post: Lover Man - Abandoned by a Lover Part 1

We met on an uncharacteristically warm day in early October for dinner at an Indian restaurant. He was quirky, witty, and cute…totally my type. We had a delightful, insightful conversation over Chicken Shawarma, rice, vegetables, and wine. I laughed, he laughed, we asked questions of each other, we listened to one another. He told me I was beautiful. He told me he wasn’t looking for perfection. I was relieved. He was saying all the right things. I got more comfortable as the night went on. We finished dinner. What to do now?...more
Hi, I am not going to say that "I am sorry to hear this." The fact of the matter is. I think you ...more

5 Fun St Patrick's Day Date Ideas!

For anyone not officially Irish or over the age of 21, St Patrick’s Day can be overlooked as a holiday. However, this year it falls on a Saturday. What better inspiration for a date idea than a St. Patrick’s day themed date night?...more

The Dos and Don'ts of Dating A Single Mom

Dating, in general, can be a very tricky thing to do. There are so many rules about what to say, how to act, who should pay. For those needing more instruction, there are websites and dating coaches that even give advice on how not to come off as a raving lunatic, what activities to plan that will break the ice, up the comfort level, but avoid the sleazy factor, as well as how to make it to the second date and beyond....more

The Best Relationship Advice I Ever Got!

Actually, this story I'm about to tell is probably not about the best relationship advice I've ever gotten, but it is certainly about my favorite relationship advice.  It still makes me smile. ...more

Sneaky Dates

With two teenagers in the house, Tim and I find ourselves with unexpected pockets of time together.  Windows of opportunity I like to think of them.  They come without much warning so planning a date isn't really possible.  Spontaneity is the ruler here, especially as they often fall at unusual time slots.For instance, last night, after filing our taxes (how exciting), we realized we had about two hours to kill until Noah was out of practice.  Tina was already home from an after school meeting, at which she'd already eaten.  In addition, a friend came home t...more