You are but one amongst many roaming the streets, confusing women from LA to NY. The frat house, local bar and dorm hall are your playground. Oftentimes, you don't even know that what you're doing is wrong, but that doesn't make us feel any better. You're the Time Waster.
If you have discovered that for some reason you and your partner are no longer growing together as a couple, it might be useful to look at why you actually got together in the first place.
Everyone's been telling your daughter how much "fun" her little sister will be, but all she sees now is an uncoordinated blob who cries a lot and takes up your time.
It is unreasonable to expect people to become attracted to every kind of look, but it is still better to try and fail than to defend brazenly racist attitudes in the name of "preference."
Maybe I'll never see her again. Maybe this is just a fun little story about a chance encounter. I kind of hope that's not the case because I would love to see that smile again, but this is life after all, and whom among us knows how any of our stories will actually end.
When we're vulnerable, honest and letting the "real us" show, we stand a much greater chance of actually getting closer to the other person. We don't bond over our perfection. We create intimacy through our imperfections.
We also learn defenses to hide our insecurities and flaws. And sometimes those defenses get the best of us. They repel people and keep us from finding what we really want -- true connection.
There are a lot of reasons to wait to be intimate -- especially on the first date. Even if all you want is a one-time hookup, consider these four consequences before giving up the goods right away.
Never in Chris' 12 years hosting the show, he claimed, had he seen anything like this.
God let us pray. This invitation is heard by millions of people every day. What I have realized through the years is that many people are confused as to how to pray. It is just assumed that we know how.
My heart goes out to my younger self, and I wonder on occasion what my life would look like today if she'd had the wherewithal to make different choices. If she hadn't felt it necessary to carve herself up like a cake and hand out the pieces with a smile on her face.
The challenges of blending two families are complex, and require a significant investment of time, patience and compromise. Not unlike baking a soufflé, the process cannot be rushed, or it will fall flat and be completely undesirable.
Committing your life to another person, until death do you part, is not always the happily ever after that you might see in fairy-tales and romance stories. After being married just shy of two years, I am coming to terms with the fact that I don't love my wife.
While you certainly don't have to pretend that everything is roses, I suggest trying to identify things about yourself, about dating, or about your life that you do like, in order to help you reframe your mindset.
I want to pour this love over you until every inch of you is covered like the ice cream at the bottom of a heaping hot fudge sundae.
Whether you're Mindy Lahiri, Jessica Day, or just another Jo Shmoe on the street who is obsessed with something, you can be accepted.