When relationships end it's important for both parties to have closure.  While this isn't exactly breaking news when you've been seeing someone for quite some time and then call it quits, remember that closure is also important after just one or two dates.  Read more Rachael R. Lorenz She Should have It

Watching a Relationship Blossom Online - tmi?

Have you had the pleasure of watching a relationship blossom online via social media (facebook)? I can't help but be totally annoyed by the over-sharing going on.  Let me explain:...more

too much. But in person it does. Interestingly, I think it is a tone and knowing the person that ...more


After a night away from the kids with my husband Ken, I woke up the other morning far from home with a sex hangover.  For those of you not familiar with this term, let me explain:Like in the same way one experiences the delayed aftereffects of drinking too much alcohol in a relatively short period of time; a woman can feel the delayed aftereffects of having too much sex in one night.  Most women experience this sex hangover in their early days of "doing it."  Like in college when our male partner's refractory period was more like 5 minutes instead ...more

Relationships are so Hard

I was reading a friend's facebook status.  She posted "Relationships are so hard."   It's almost a no brainer to me as to why.  She sort of signed up for hard.  She is a 20 something who has shouldered the burden of being the main provider for herself and her much older boyfriend.  Not only can her boyfriend not fully take care of himself he is also unable to take care of his daughter so guess who supports her too?...more

It is so nice to read about someone who has figured out how to be in a healthy relationship ...more



New Relationship Plans From Sprint

“Well, I mean, how is he your boyfriend if you live in Seattle and he lives in California, anyway?”  I thought about whether or not to bother explaining this to him. He had not even been able to answer my simple question about canceling my Sprint contract, I was thinking the nuances of love might be a tad complicated for him.  “Are you getting married?...more

"I'm not your baby"

"I'm not your baby" I've written, and will be directing a short film entitled Don't Go (EMA Video Productions) next month here in Portland at the exquisite Benson Hotel....more

All in a Good Date

Our Modern Love series continues with a unique perspective on dinner and a movie....more

We're (reluctantly) Engaged!

Our engagement was a bit of an uncomfortable situation. We'd hardly been dating a year and, having just gotten out of the *worst*relationship*ever*, (with this loser, if you're wondering) I was barely keen on dating Sexy Nerd. One weekend, he checked us into a local hotel for a "romantic surprise". Ummm...yeah. ...more

The Social Awkwardness of Social Networking

Below are some excerpts from the oddest conversations I have had on Facebook recently. The ROI on my profile pic is questionable, since these are all from goofballs and not well spoken millionaires, but anyway...answer me: does this approach really work for those who are willing?  Do people really have these conversations and say "Why yes, I would love to meet up with your weird ass for a drink and possibly to be bound and gagged in the trunk of your car later.."? Discuss. ...more