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It’s something that has been instilled in me from a very young age without me even being aware of it.  For as far back as I can remember, I’ve been inundated with images of people meeting, falling in love, getting married, and living happily ever after.  These subliminal messages were everywhere: on TV, in movies, at family get-togethers, at school; the message being: you will not be happy until you find someone to cling to like a barnacle on a whale for the rest of your life.

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So, you’ve finally gotten  rid of the loser you’ve been dating.  And now he’s calling you and saying how he wants you back.  Read on to discover five tactics he may use to get you to take him back

Just to be clear, I’m referring to the guys who have demonstrated repeatedly that they do not value your time or attention and therefore are not worth wasting any more time on.  You guys know who I’m talking about: the one that has stood you up on countless occasions with no apology,

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It can definitely be hard to get over a breakup with someone that you’ve grown accustomed to having in your life. It feels as if they’ve become a part of you and it can be hard to imagine what you would do without that person in your life.

Read on for some tips on getting over your breakup with that ex-special person.

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When it comes to finding the perfect guy, many women are completely disillusioned.  I was on Facebook yesterday and they were so many negative comments about men.  It was clear to see that the women who had made the comments were hurting.  Many of them were abandoned with children to raise alone with no help.  It’s difficult not to become embittered, angry, and frustrated in that situation. Add to that, the shame, guilt, and worthlessness these women are made to feel from others who are judging them for being in their current situation.  

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I’ve discovered a few things about myself over the past year (more on that in another post) and now I’m eager to actually start living my life according to what I’ve learned, which is why my theme word for 2016 is: live.

But besides having a pulse, how does one measure if they are living?  It’ll be different for everyone but I’ve thought of a few ways that make sense for me:

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Users, manipulators, liars, guilt-trippers, smooth talkers, and the emotionally unavailable – please stay far, far away from me!

I am so tired of my quiet, shy, trusting, naïve, and non-confrontational nature being used as a pass to walk all over me.  TIRED!

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Do you have a hard time finding the perfect gift for that special guy in your life?  Well, I definitely feel your pain.

My (sort of) boyfriend (sort of as in we used to date but broke up and now we act more like boyfriend and girlfriend than we did when we were together) is a very difficult person to shop for.  He has an easy time shopping for me, mostly because I’m so vocal about what I like: lingerie,

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It’s an inevitable question, one that we will all be asked countless times in our lifetime:  What do you like to do?

I truly dread that question.  My face takes on that deer in the headlight look, my palms get sweaty, and my brain races to find an answer, any answer because the truth is, I don’t know.  I do not know what I like.

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There is this numb feeling that comes over you when you find out that someone you saw just recently has passed away unexpectedly.  All the memories and conversations you had with that person play in your mind on repeat.

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