Sometimes a relationship devolves into “friends with benefits” like a popsicle melting in the sun. Pretty soon there really isn’t anything left but the garbage, and it’s time to wipe the mess off your hands and face and throw it away. You gotta toss the trash and blow this joint, gorgeous. Hit the road and move […]
Breakups and Recovery
Have you ever felt so knocked down by life that you wondered if you were running out of time to get your happily ever after? Does your romantic potential have a shelf life? Is it ever too late for love? The letter I’m answering in the video below is from a woman who has seen some hard […]
It’s over, and it needs to be over. The break up needs to happen, with clarity and finality, because the relationship isn’t working. At all. Once you cut off a pair of old jeans and you get them too short (or they just fall apart), there’s just no going back. You can’t make them longer […]
It is heart-shatteringly hard to move on when you still love him. Once upon a time, the love between the two of you was sweet and strong and hot, like the perfect sunrise espresso in your favorite hidden cafe. It made the prospect of your day beautiful and full of promise. But he has drifted away, […]
Sometimes it just doesn’t click between the two of you. It’s a fact of life and love and relationships… But then you’re faced with a problem. How do you let him know you’re not interested, without being ugly or unkind? It’s no fun, breaking up with a guy, but it’s also part of being a grown […]
Before I started dating the guy who would become my husband I crushed hard on an older guy who looked like a Botticelli painting and had the voice of an angel. He was intense, dark-eyed, and gorgeous, and I was smitten. Dan had little interest in me. And when I say little, I mean zero. Nada. Nothing. […]
Almost a year ago my husband moved out of state due to an addiction problem. We have two teenagers still at home. We do talk about every month or two and when he does call its all about missing me and wanting to come home. I know we love each other, I just asked him […]
Have you ever felt like your relationship was rushing madly toward some important turning point or obstacle, and you screwed up your approach and wrecked the entire thing without meaning to? Ugh. Yeah. I used to canoe a fair amount, and even when you could see, hear, and feel the rapids coming, that didn’t always […]
Bad breakups are worse than facing down a horde of killer zombies while also dealing with a miserable case of food poisoning. A bad breakup makes you think “It’s probably not so bad to be run down by killer zombies.” And anyway, even if you could scrape up half a still-functioning brain cell, the future […]
Sometimes you need help remembering to choose joy. Life can be filled with rough seas and gray skies, and when the horizon disappears in a wash of gray, it can help to make this your mantra for the day. Or week. Or season… My head is up. My heart is open. And do it, literally. […]
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