How to work through conflicts in your love relationship

When you build a strong foundation to your love relationship, it can withstand the most turbulent of storms that come your way. How to build a strong foundation? Find effective strategies of working through conflict (amongst other things). Here are 4 rules to live by: Continue reading How to work through conflicts in your love relationship

Why politeness is likely the first casualty of romantic relationships

Have you noticed how some couples in long-term relationships treat each other worse than you would ever think of treating a friend or an acquaintance? I hope that’s not the case in your love relationship. If it is, it may be time to consider implementing some changes.

There lies an assumption and expectation that if both people are committed, you’ll be loved whether or not you ignore rules of common courtesy.

That may be true to a certain extent, but it Continue reading Why politeness is likely the first casualty of romantic relationships

Who should initiate a dating relationship: does it really matter?

There is not a “right way” to date. I’m here to encourage you to step into your authenticity, and not conform to what society, media or the people around you suggest are things to do/not do in a dating relationship. I dare you to to be yourself.

I once read about a social research where six hundred ninety-two women were surveyed re: heterosexual dating and initiating. Results showed women who initiate asking men out are likely to be more Continue reading Who should initiate a dating relationship: does it really matter?

You are deserving of love, but…

You deserve someone who thinks you are perfect through all of your imperfections.

We all deserve it.

But while you’re waiting or proactively searching, there’s something you should know. Continue reading You are deserving of love, but…

How to know when you’ve found that person

While you’ve got your head in the love cocktail that’s got you feeling swooned and gaga over your MCM (man crush Monday) or WCW (woman crush Wednesday), you’re missing all the important aspects for what could truly be key to a successful and long-lasting relationship.

There are many questions you probably should be asking yourself throughout a dating relationship, but only really THREE that I feel are most important and determines whether or not he/she is that person for you. Continue reading How to know when you’ve found that person

How to kick divorce in the ass

I know, I snuck it in there last week. The big “D” word…

Yes, this is my reality. I am 37. DI-to-the-freaking-VORCED. And sometimes wondering what the heck I’m doing with my life.

Nobody ever decides to get married with the intention of getting a divorce. But divorce happens. Sometimes, it hits you like a ton of bricks unexpectedly. Other times, you see it coming from a million miles away, and you still attempt to cling on to the security. Usually, any relationship (marriage or not) is over long before it actually “officially” ends. At least for one person anyway.

The difficulty is not in the decision itself, but in Continue reading How to kick divorce in the ass

What you didn’t know about life…and dating

…is that Life is full of Processes. How you go through those processes determines how “happy” you will be with your life. Or rather, just how you LIVE your life.

You meet a stranger. You make small talk. A connection is made. You exchange social media info. Or not. You stay connected. You become friends. Or not. Process.

It took a little while, but I got to a certain point after the divorce when I realized I was ready to be in a long-term relationship again.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. It was Continue reading What you didn’t know about life…and dating