Were the Beatles right? Is love really all you need for a good marriage? Actually that's a terribly destructive myth.
Whenever you post, tweet or share something online, keep in mind that someone is watching you and you're giving them a glimpse of who you really are--before you ever meet.
Love makes idiots out of all of us. And unfortunately part of the risk (and the thrill) of love is that you never really know the future. So rather than trying to be smarter at love, I suggest you learn to relax into its uncertainty
You really can't screw this up. If he's right guy for you, he's going to like you despite--maybe even because of--your quirks and flaws. And if he's not the right guy, nothing you can do will change that.
I thought about rebuilding my savings so I could pay for private care on my own if I couldn't work. However, trying to avoid being sued over doctor's bills or being forced to file for bankruptcy made it impossible for me to accumulate any real wealth.
Don't compare yourself to your high school friends. Don't compare yourself to your college friends. Don't compare yourself to coworkers. Don't compare yourself to anyone. You're doing just fine.
I took this photo for you. I know one day you would like to see me happily married. As you know, I always had to do things a little differently. Some of us work on a different time line. You found your best friend around the age of 50. Maybe I take after you?
I want a better love life, and so I have already begun making better choices. These choices are different for me, and it feels uncomfortable because it's not what I'm used to. But it makes me feel empowered and hopeful. Because I am not a victim to my love life anymore... and you don't need to be either.
Marriages and relationships are much more likely to succeed when we don't put the need to be married or in a relationship ahead of the person we choose. In other words, the person we end up with should be the one we really want to share our lives with, not someone who fits the role.
A girl will move mountains for a man that adores, appreciates and truly loves her. A woman can sense a fake so don't do these things without pure intentions in your heart.
When you're single, there is so much pressure to assure everyone around you that you're okay that it's easy to fall into the reflex of saying "My career is amazing!" and "I'm having such a blast with my friends!" But the truth is, most people -- married and single -- don't have that.
If you are looking for love online, a great profile is key. Of course you need compelling photos, but those who are looking for a real relationship will look beyond a pretty face to find out what you are about.
Accessible from almost everywhere and relatively transparent, online dating offers much in the early stages that in-person dating simply can't. Still, there are certain constructs and certain habits you'll need to follow if you want to be successful.
What matters is that you walk away from each relationship having learned something. Whether it's learning something about yourself, your behaviour, your values or something about a particular situation, do's and don'ts -- it doesn't matter.
I don't want someone to rush how I live my life. My life is just that: mine. The men and women around you who are single? It's their choice whether they want to hit the bars and have fun or try to settle down by finding the right person.
My socioeconomic background (and the teen mom status and high school level of education that came with it) was always lingering in the back of my mind, making me feel very inadequate. But it also made me work even harder to keep up and grow as much as I possibly could.