Category: Love

Why your relationship with YOU matters

Why your relationship with YOU matters
It’s amazing how quickly things change in a blink. This reality is a tough pill to swallow when you’re as big of a planner as I am. On one hand, there’s that random busy that makes it hard to keep up with a blog (like the periods of quiet I’ve have on this site) mainly because... Read more »

What good love teaches you

What good love teaches you
Over the last few years — after the more random dating phase — I’ve  believed in having a level-headed, albeit “neutral” approach to love. To some degree, it’s been sort of how I treated my professional life: work hard, have a game plan, protect yourself and in the end, focus on what’s right for you. While... Read more »

Love yourself: A note on diversity and beauty

Love yourself: A note on diversity and beauty
So, like many, many, many people, I’ve had today’s world on my mind. And, even with occasional happy moments, it’s easy to feel consumed and lose perspective on the beauty within yourself if you can’t see it in the world around you. Truth of the matter is, there can be rays of positive that (if... Read more »
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Five personal reminders from the single life

Five personal reminders from the single life
In the past year and change since I’ve been single again, there’s one relationship that I have been throwing my heart and soul in to get right: the one I have with myself. It seems silly and obvious, but in the last few years, I’ll admit that I have been a little sloppy with it.... Read more »

Is it time to break-up? Signs you don't ignore in a relationship

Is it time to break-up? Signs you don't ignore in a relationship
It’s definitely true that there are modern rules to the act of dating; however, the objective of dating will always be the same: spending time with someone to determine if you have a long-term future. Eventually, that assessment translates into a break-up or further progression of the relationship — ideally into something long-term or an “I do,”... Read more »

Dating habits to break: Kissing the metaphorical frogs

Dating habits to break: Kissing the metaphorical frogs
It’s good to be optimistic, some would say. You know, for reasons of positive energy, glass half full, that kind of stuff. Generally speaking, I agree… However, I’d argue that too much of it can be a dangerous situation in relationships. At least, I would say I have “suffered from” too much optimism when it... Read more »
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Is it ever fine to lie to your first love? Well, maybe.

Is it ever fine to lie to your first love? Well, maybe.
So not to sound like a goody-goody, but I really, really hate telling lies. It’s not to say I haven’t told one. I just really hate them. I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it’s the Catholic guilt, or growing up with loving but strict grandparents… But something about being caught has scared me into... Read more »

Choosing yourself: When it's a good idea

Choosing yourself: When it's a good idea
As I allude to in my first post back to this blog, after more than four years in a long-term relationship, I suddenly found myself single earlier this year. Yes, right before the cold months and the holidays, when no one wants to be single. Now, granted, it was my choice. But it didn’t make... Read more »

How to Get Away with Murder: Why it's filled with relationship lessons

How to Get Away with Murder: Why it's filled with relationship lessons
Warning: If you haven’t seen the episode, don’t worry. I won’t be dropping spoilers in here. Just taking a lighthearted approach over your traditional TV analysis, with only subtle references to characters and storylines. There’s a lot to watch on television, which is what makes my DVR a handy resource. But I’ll stop everything to... Read more »
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Women, men and couple stress: Rutgers relationship study hits home

Women, men and couple stress: Rutgers relationship study hits home
Does an unhappy wife mean an unhappy life? No one ever said relationships would be easy. But then again, both the sweetest and the hardest things in live require you to go through a little bit of work before you can enjoy it or learn from it. I share this logical insight for two reasons:... Read more »