Posts in category "Monogamy"

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 »

Are your personal dating preferences really useful?

Are your personal dating preferences really useful?
So apparently having dating preferences can be helpful when choosing a potential mate… To a point. Now before many of you shake your head and insist that checklists are important, hold on a second. Although I’m a fan of this too, there’s a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology to thank for this.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Four Truths About Long-Term Relationships (And One Resolution)

Four Truths About Long-Term Relationships (And One Resolution)
So I took a little vacation lately from my story-telling life. Something happens when you get out of the 20s, work intensely in your day job and… This may be a good time to let you into a little tidbit that I’ve been trying to keep fairly quiet for quite some time now. Not hiding it,... Read more »

Five Love Lessons Hollywood Taught Us In 2012

Not to beat this one into the ground any more than the world already did, but the revelation of Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders on their loved ones rocked the world and took everyone by surprise. But should it have? 

Simple, obvious truth here: Famous or not, cheating isn't new. But the biggest lesson, beyond any other one or any other interpretations is that everyone has issues -- and no one is free of making mistakes or dealing with the ramifications as a result. Period.
If you were paying attention, you noticed 2012 (like every year) was a huge year filled with celebrity relationship drama. But if you pay attention beyond the headlines, you’ll see that there were bigger lessons and takeaways about love, beyond the people in the situations themselves. None of these are perfect equations by any means,... Read more »
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Exes don't always stay in the past, says new study

Exes don't always stay in the past, says new study
Those darn exes! If you didn’t think you had reason to worry about your main squeeze being captivated by an ex, then it may be a good idea to think again, according to a new Canadian study. Apparently, an ex can affect your current relationship more than you may realize. And, it works a couple of... Read more »

Mother's Five Best Love Lessons

Mother's Five Best Love Lessons
Growing up, I was raised by my grandmother and aunt — very  strong, passionate women and both essentially mothers to me my whole life. While my grandmother was more of a traditional woman, my aunt had a great view of both sides of the coin, although both quite opinionated… Although when it came to love,... Read more »

What Do People Really Think About Marriage?

What Do People Really Think About Marriage?
Sure — there have been more break-ups in Hollywood than any teen soap lately… And it seems that less people are rushing to the altar (although I will personally be attending a slew of weddings this summer)… Which may make you wonder whether the institution has become a joke. But, does that mean it’s worth... Read more »
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Don't Forget The Love After Valentine's Day

Don't Forget The Love After Valentine's Day
I was 13 when I had my first “real” Valentine. He was 14, my friend’s older brother and a freshman in high school. And, although we’d only met once, as it goes, we were smitten with each other. So, by the end of the call, we’d decided we’d be each other’s Valentines, even though it... Read more »