I’m not a relationshippy person. Like, at all. But this fact didn’t prevent me from trying really, really, really, really, really hard to be in one. I've always admired my friends' willingness to take chances in their love lives, especially since I seem to be allergic. Yet somehow, this didn't stop me from diving into my last relationship — and almost drowning.Read Full Story
Good intentions can pave the way to a hellish situation when Mercury forms an opposition to Neptune on Aug. 18. Guilt over not wanting to hurt his feelings can lead you to create the impression that you're interested in him romantically when you aren't. You always want to avoid fostering false hopes when Neptune is powerful because the subsequent disappointment will be made even more crushing when he finds out that you never felt the same way that he did. It's much better to tell it like it is. It's bound to be painful — these sorts of conversations are supposed to be — but he will think better of you for being honest. As will you.Read Full Story
Few things suck more than a broken promise. It's virtually impossible to feel secure in a relationship with someone who says he'll do something and never follows through. Insecurity leads to doubt, which leads to distrust, which leads to resentment. Broken promises are evil, and it's important to guard your relationship (and sanity) against the spiral they can create — especially when big promises don't become reality. So what's the promise all men break? Drum roll please…Read Full Story
When I learned of the heartbreaking death of Robin Williams, the news hit me in a surprising way. Naturally, it was saddening to realize that an incredible talent like Williams was gone, but as more outlets began reporting on the details of his suicide, my empathy began drifting to the actor's family — most particularly, Susan Schneider, his wife. My heart went out to her, because as I looked at my own marriage, I realized that, one day, the same thing that happened to her might happen to me, and I wasn't sure if I could handle it.Read Full Story
What would I do if I could do things differently? It's a question all of us ask at times in our lives but perhaps no more so than when looking back at a failed relationship. One recently divorced man decided to think through that painful process and came up with "20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had (sic)" and the result is a beautiful portrait of what an ideal relationship would be like.Read Full Story
Before I discovered the Meme Producerapp for my iPhone, my husband complained that he could never reach me. But now I bet he misses those days, because once you've started, you can never stop meme-ing.Read Full Story
On Aug. 17 Venus, the planet of love and beauty, will form a spectacular conjunction to Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and higher purpose, in the romantic sign of Leo. Simply put? It doesn't get better than this. In fact, this may be the best day of the year for love. The energy is so romantic and affectionate that even the most aloof and distant of boyfriends will be nuzzling your cheek and tickling your nose with his eyelashes. Leo energy has a tendency to turn just about everyone you know into a pussycat. This is also the perfect time to mend rifts and to rebuild friendships. People just aren't in the mood to fight and to be difficult. They want to make love, not war.Read Full Story
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