Dating + Relationships

Throwing it all Away

We cannot live together We cannot live apart That’s the situation I’ve known it from the start....

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Why I Became a Showgirl in Italy

In this creatively bleak époque, I was a modern dancer.

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A Tale of Financial Abuse and How I Got Out

During fall of 2007, my marriage entered its final stages of a breakdown. It was just a matter of time, as the beginning of the marriage...

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30 Things I Learned After He Moved Out

I love my dog. He’s a soft, sweet space heater that keeps my feet warm at night. It’s okay to sleep on the couch when you are...

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I Have Weird Taste in Men, Yet I’m Like Everyone Else

For a long time, I have always been a bit confused about my sexual preferences. Certainly, I am a fan of men, but overall, my tastes are a...

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West Coast Booty Call, It Doesn’t Get Any Better

I met this guy once. Purely by accident. My friend’s son played high school football and our tradition was to gather and have dinner...

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Once

This game, and I should say a name is what I want a fact to hold against the things we do – nineteen minutes on the train between...

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Phantom Heart

Lover your name is true. I see you beyond what has been ingrained honeyed words drip from your lips, drop into my dreams. Beat on for me, I...

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Valentine’s Day Schmalentine’s Day

Other than a New Year’s Eve kiss at midnight, on what other date is so much pressure placed on being a couple? Yes, it is different...

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10 Love Songs that will Stop Your Heart

We all know the effect that music has over us. A song can lift our spirits or bring us to our knees with melancholy.  Much to the chagrin...

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Today’s Sex is Still Conservative

In this year of 2016, we fancy our culture to be one with free societal standards. Especially when it comes to sex and relationships....

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My 17 Day Marriage: A Cautionary Tale.

SCENE: MY OFFICE Colleague:“Why are you putting on makeup?” Me:“My ex-husband is coming by to drop off some...

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I Was Ghosted by a Short Bald Guy

I make it a practice to avoid high school reunions. I did go once. It affirmed my belief that I didn’t care for most of the people...

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Fools

I don’t want your noise your clutter your patronizing cuts your condescension your hands that touch me without feeling your eyes...

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Love Hurts So Good

When my partner, William, accepted a six-month consulting job in Boston, I was thrilled for him. What a great opportunity, overseeing the...

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High School Teen Age Dreams

So, it’s 1992 and I was thinking about you as I lined the last of my lid – put my hoop earrings on, shouldered the Jansport...

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Porn for Women

It was late in the evening. I had just returned home from a long twelve hour day, two of those hours stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I...

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All I Ever Wanted

All I ever wanted turned into something I never knew. Blood colored manacles on my wrists, the reflection of that wish....

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The Ideal Woman: One Man’s Perspective

What does a man look for in a woman? This is not a question answered simply.  I’m sure the answer is different for any man asked.  As a...

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What I Would Tell You if You Held Me One More Time

I wish you had held me longer. I could use the heat of your hands on mine right now. There’s this rising of warmth in my chest when I...

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I’m Engaged and No One is Going to Tell Me Different

I have news. I’m engaged. I know, right? I mean, you don’t know me, so you’re not familiar with my dating-slash-sexual history, but...

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Why Stalking Can Help You Get Over a Guy

I was doing some internet stalking the other night. It’s a habit that falls somewhere between nail-biting and mainlining, in the sense...

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12 Signs He’s The One

OK, you’ve been dating him for awhile, things are going great, and you’ve even caught yourself imagining how your kids might look. What...

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Beard for Hire

Truth be told, my intentions in helping the homeless woman and her child weren’t completely altruistic: I hoped my good deed might bring...

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One Night Stand

Even with my strategies for avoiding trips that aren’t paying surge fares, it’s hard to make the Uber gig pay off. And it’s...

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A Chinese Love Story

“Zhi Mei,” they call out, whenever they are lost.  “Zhi Mei.”   It is the call of friends and lovers, sharing...

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