Posts in category "Friendships"

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Part II

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Part II
Last time, we talked about the first, most important lessons about friendship… Now, these next few are all about states of mind I learned to adopt along the way … #2: Embrace YOUR version of Happily Ever After For many young girls, the idea of a Prince Charming and living in total and perfect bliss... Read more »

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Part I

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Part I
#1: People will come and go… But the best of friends will always be around. Period. At a very young age, I had a hard time believing that friendships could ever change, especially with my nearest and dearest. If people were really friends, then there’s no way that will ever change… Right? Sheesh. That would... Read more »

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Intro

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Intro
With a little more than ten weeks before reaching a major milestone birthday (insert a dramatic shudder here), I’ve become extremely reflective of the choices I’ve made in my life. Don’t misunderstand — I’m not unapologetic about any of them . Instead, I find myself thinking about how the last few years of my life... Read more »
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Breaking Up The Right Way, You Say?

Break ups are a total downside to relationships, obviously. So, how would end it with someone you’re not romantically linked to but has a role in your life?¬†This may be where you have to consider a little etiquette, which is exactly what The RD chatted about on ABC Chicago’sWindy City Live recently! Check it out!... Read more »

Single Or Not, Just Love LOVE On Valentine's Day (A Manifesto To Cupid, Part II)

Like many, many, many single hearts, I found myself getting REALLY fixated on Valentine’s Day for no other reason other than the fact that… Well, it gets really easy to think there’s something wrong with being single. And, while I sort out a lot of questions in my romantic life, I realize that through it... Read more »

Relationship Lessons: Invest A Little For The Pay-Off

There’s a strange thing about having male friends — you either know you can never be with them, secretly carry a torch for them or end up being like the best friend who has to talk them through all their crazy drama. Admittedly, I’ve experienced all three, in the craziest ways. And lately, I’ve found... Read more »
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In Dating, Always Ask And Never Settle

So, I’m going to share a (little) secret: Up until a couple of days ago, I’d been seeing someone. Someone that I was really excited about and that I thought had potential — which is why I kept mum on the situation, so that I could get a better handle on it. However, now that... Read more »

Sacrificing Friendship For a Fling? Not So Cool...

One of the things I love about the girls that I keep close is that despite it all, they’re loyal to the end. Sure we may clash, drive each other crazy at times… But they’re loyal, I can count on them, and when it comes to guys, we have it out so there’s no issue... Read more »

Dating Reality Check: A strong man can say he's sorry...

I’m going to go ahead and admit a broad generalization I once held when I started dating: like many ladies, I believed that men were too macho or stubborn to apologize when they’ve screwed up or did someone wrong. And, with situations like Casanova’s or Jason’s — times where I shouldn’t have tolerated most of... Read more »
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Go ahead, fall in love... But it'll cost you two friends!

As I often state, I love news about relationships. Not just because I’m fascinated by random pieces of information, but because I think it’s interesting what these insights tell us about relationships…. Or, it’s fun to think about if nothing else. That said, I should go ahead and bring to your attention the latest piece... Read more »