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Why Her And Not Me?

January 15th, 2018

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  There you were, still married to him, posed with your three children atop a snow-covered mountain. Goggles on and poles rooted, you stood beaming. A flick of my fingertip and I was barraged with photos of your idealic life. Vacations. Summer cottages. School fundraisers. On a beach somewhere exotic you both stood, arms linked, […]

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Open Letter To The Man I Can Not Have

January 11th, 2018

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  Hi, You’ve probably noticed I’ve been acting strangely; avoiding eye contact, leaving class a few minutes early. I know you’ve noticed. From the corner of my eye I can see you staring at me, waiting for me to look up so you can say hello. You court the attention. Worse, you return it, feeding […]

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The Key To Finding Love: Keep Showing Up

January 8th, 2018

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  About a year ago,  a writer over at Jezebel wrote an essay entitled “When Can I Say I’ll Be Alone Forever?” The gist of her post was about confronting the possibility she may never find a significant other. It was a brave piece (and you know how much I hate that word) because it […]

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Beware The Guy Who Says He’s Not ~That Guy~

January 3rd, 2018

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Name: Lindsay : Question: Three weeks ago I was bored on vacation and decided to download tinder to meet some cute guys to party with or potentially hook up with. I ended up meeting this guy named Jon. At first glance I thought he was just another hockey boy with not much going up there. […]

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To Find Love You Have To Clear a Path For It To Find You

January 1st, 2018

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  Name: INeedHelp : Question: 21 years ago, I met M at work. I developed a crush on her, but I was convinced the feelings weren’t mutual. However, at an office party, and filled with liquid courage, I admitted my feelings toward her, and kissed her. She seemed to be open to this, but for […]

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Goodbye, My Friend

December 31st, 2017

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As I mentioned in the previous post, I awoke this morning to see my cat, Moon, in respitory distress  on the bathroom floor. I took him to the hospital where he passed peacefully. I played Rainbow Connection, a song we used to dance to, and whispered in his ear that he’d saved me and that […]

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Come At Me, 2018 (Happy Birthday To Me)

December 30th, 2017

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In a few hours I will turn forty-nine years-old.  This is a big one, folks. It’s my last year in my forties before I turn fifty. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past few weeks.  My business, while still viable, is going through some major growing pains due to the Meetup debacle of […]

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Beware The Razzle Dazzle Guy

December 29th, 2017

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Name: kelsey Question: This is a long one – but I need some insight into what happened within this six week relationship. Th ending is unbelievable to me. I keep replaying it over and over in my head trying to figure out what went wrong. I REALLY liked this guy. I met Bryan on an […]

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What Nice Men Don’t Say To Nice Women

December 25th, 2017

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Name: Sarah : Question: Over the summer I started to develop feelings for my manager. We are around the same age(21 & 23) but I didn’t act on my feelings because I knew it would go against the store’s policy. You are allowed to date as long as you are not at the same location. […]

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Do You Ghost Or Tell The Truth?

December 17th, 2017

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Let’s say someone isn’t interested after you meet in real life. What’s the best way to communicate that without hurting feelings? I’ve gone dark because I wasn’t interested and I didn’t know how to tell her. I bought her lunch and we didn’t sleep together…but I knew there wouldn’t be another date. – howshoulditbe As […]

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