Dating mishaps make for great blog fodder or chick lit, but something more interesting than punch lines or cliches has emerged for me in the course of dating.
I hope someday my children will share with their children our particular love story. Mark and I met as teenagers, as counselors at a summer sleep-away camp, and we were immediately smitten. The rest, as they say, is history. This year we'll celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.
In order for you to show that you care on Valentine's Day, you really need to appreciate the significance of the day. You need to realize how important it is to most women, even those who feign nonchalance.
The energy you put forth to make my relationships better is not a sacrifice. When you give to a good, mutual relationship, you get back much more than you give. When you don't give, you are drained by the tension and disappointment.
I advocate celebrating one's singledom on the heart holiday that finds you not alone - but, rather single. Being single, after all, is not a disease. It's a state of relationship.
I'm not sure if anyone or anything can ever really prepare you for all of the trials that come with loving someone who cooks for a living.
Ultimately, we're not passive recipients of love or happiness. In so many ways we're taught to sit back and wait for love, wait for happiness, wait for satisfaction to find us when that's not how it works at all.
I am awake, alive and breathing fine. So nothing is wrong, right? That's the thing about anxiety disorders. We look fine. Of course, we look fine. That however, does not make it any less debilitating.
And when you fall in love, and you will, he will kiss the crinkles around your eyes and mouth, the fine lines on your neck certain to deepen one day like rings in an old tree. He will hold your still mostly firm breasts and delight in watching your buttocks walk away.
My husband will spend hours late at night polishing and cleaning the interior of my car and then thinks I'm ungrateful when I don't get excited abou...
So how about nixing the pain of this pressure-filled day and let's get back to what really matters: expressing love. You don't have to ditch your diet and eat a 5-course dinner or gobs of chocolate to do it (although if that's your thing, go for it). Here are some tips to celebrate V-Day your way:
He knew it was inevitable, had to be proffered, promoted, sold. In the days of yore you made appointments not to have sex so you could get things d...
When you look close enough, you can see themes that shine through to be the rule rather than the exception. The commonalities aren't trivial either. They show that love is a combination of selflessness, hard work, conscientiousness, consideration, thoughtfulness and appreciation.
As Valentine's Day approaches, and you find yourself single, as I am, you might find yourself looking online for "the one." As the Founder of SCRUFF, one of the largest gay dating apps in the world, I'm regularly asked if it's realistic that guys can find real love and long lasting relationships on apps.
While you may meet some new friends in the process of building your support community, many of the people who are qualified to be a part of it are already in your life. Think about who they might be, and then take the first step to let them know how much you value your connection with them and how much you want to deepen it.
The night I killed my dad, I became addicted to heroin. I loved the SOB and I just watched him die. Why did I do it? Well, it's complicated.