The Relationship Advice That’s Stuck With Me

If you’re my friend and you’re in a relationship and we go out and grab drinks, I will accidentally start to interrogate you about your relationship. Not in a creepy way, but I’m so curious about what makes a relationship successful. It’s like I think I’ll absorb your success by osmosis or something and then I’ll […]

The One Thing We All Forget About Relationships

I have many smart and wonderful friends, but the other night I was out with one especially smart and wonderful one, my pal Katie. She’s been dating a great guy for a while, so I like to chat with her about relationships, especially when I’m having a day when I’m convinced I’m going to have to […]

Why Other People’s Relationships Just Don’t Matter

The other day I was talking with a friend who’s been seeing a guy for about six months. They still haven’t dropped the “I love you” bomb on each other yet, and she was feeling self-conscious because our other friend is swapping it left and right with a new boyfriend of only three months. Then […]

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 […]

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 […]