My Ex-Boyfriend Isn’t My Friend Anymore

I broke up with a serious boyfriend last year. Our relationship was really complicated. Our breakup wasn’t. When we ended it, we were both of the same opinion that it was over. With initial reluctance, I acknowledged to myself that I was getting less than I wanted or deserved from the relationship. With the honesty…

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Caught In A Blizzard Of Little White Lies

I jokingly instruct the guys I date that if I ever ask the dreaded question, “do I look fat in this dress?” they should lie, lie, lie. “Always tell a girl she looks fantastic,” I say to them. Yet, even the littlest white lies make me uncomfortable. To me, the problem is that a few…

Is Honesty Really The Best Policy?

I had an interesting encounter with a married friend the other night. My husband, our two-year-old son and I went to dinner at “Jack,” “Jill” and “little Johnny’s” house. They’re friends of ours, and we were looking forward to catching up with them after not seeing them for several months. I should mention now that…

Top 5 Ways To Make A Relationship Last—The Hard Ones!

A few months ago, I posted some easy ways to make your relationship stronger. They were simple and not too taxing, right?  But now it’s time to talk about those dreadful things like: Introspection Personal responsibility Seeing past your own anger Yikes! How un-fun is that? Because, really, how can anyone be expected to do…