The Healthy Relationship Advice You Won’t Find in Your Favorite RomCom

I love movies like The Notebook and A Walk to Remember as much as the next girl. They were an important part of my middle school sleepovers, and I still hold a candle for Shane West. But I also know that these “awww”-worthy films are making healthy real-life relationships hard. They’re teaching us that your soulmate will write you 365 letters or build you […]

The Thing I Finally Realized About Why My Relationship Ended

I used to think that relationships were all about having amazing chemistry with someone. You should always want to be touching and flirting with each other. People should be jealous of that obvious spark between you two. I still believe that chemistry matters. If you don’t have that mutual attraction you’re eventually going to end up […]

Hey! You Deserve a Real Date.

I’m afraid that dating is starting to become a lost art. We’re in a world where 1 a.m. texts and “I’m watching the game with my friends at this bar, want to join?” are starting to become the norm and “Want to get a drink/dinner/coffee at this date and time?” is becoming less common. We’re […]

Four Things You Can Learn About Love From People Who Do It Really, Really Well

Yesterday I finished up teaching my last memoir writing class at an assisted living facility nearby. I think the seniors there enjoyed the class, but holy shizz did I learn a lot from them. We did a lot of writing and sharing what we wrote, but there were times when I had to stop the […]

The Perfect Boyfriend Gift

Shopping for guys is hard. Nearly impossible actually. Chris has more clothes than any guy I know, so that’s out. Plus, whenever I try to buy him clothes I end up dressing him like a Backstreet Boy (old crushes die hard, okay?) and it’s not good. There are some standard “guy gifts” that you can […]