Tag: Friendships

There's still a place for Girl Scouts today

There's still a place for Girl Scouts today
In a noisy media landscape, I caught on to nugget of news like everyone else that the Boy Scouts were going to start admitting girls. While a flurry of coverage was generated, including questions on what this meant for the Girl Scouts, I don’t know that it was as loud as other types of coverage,... Read more »

The five types of friends everyone should have

The five types of friends everyone should have
I’ll freely admit that my base of friends have changed drastically since my 20s. Over time, like many people are inclined to do, I’ve whittled down the “excess” and now keep a very tight, core network of people. Ultimately, it’s not about quantity, but about quality. Those friends that get you through stuff and make... Read more »

Five songs about love and life to add to your playlists

Five songs about love and life to add to your playlists
While I’m all about finding words for everything (and sometimes have too many of them), I’ll admit that I’ve always turned to music to poetically articulate my feelings. And over the years, I’ve come across some amazing songs that in under five minutes get to the heart of it and maybe even a little more.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »