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Lissa Rankin's picture

Why Female Friendships Are Like Oxygen

In the summer of 2009, shortly after Christine Bronstein had given birth to her third child, she couldn’t explain why the tears wouldn’t stop streaming from her eyes. After all, for the first time in her life, she finally had what she had always craved - a relatively “normal” family. Yet in spite of her two healthy sons and her beautiful newborn girl, sadness washed over her.

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Emelia Fedy's picture

Un-friend Your Ex

My friend called me today. He said “I was creeping your facebook page and I saw on there that you are still friends with you-know-who. Why the hell is that?”

“Because” I say casually, (a dark cloud of defensiveness and shadow rolls over me) “I blocked him, so I don’t get his updates but its kinda’ dramatic to kill him off completely so, I’m just casual about it I guess.”

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Monica Wilcox's picture

How To Wear Your Wedding Dress On Your 20th Anniversary

The Second Time-Monica Wilcox

My husband spent the last six months secretly planning a surprise wedding ceremony to renew our vows. I had no clue. Zip. I showed up in a t-shirt, shorts and a ponytail.  If I had even had the slightest suspicion my hair and makeup would have looked more Cosmo crazy rather than country lazy.

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Melanie Bates's picture

The Help-er

Artwork by Paul Bond

All signs point to the fact that I’m a helper.

A giver.

The right-hand.

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Christine Arylo's picture

Are You Breaking These 3 Rules Of Love?

loved

Make sure you attract more love, not less, into your life. 

As a culture and as human beings, we spend just about as much time talking about and thinking about our relationships and our relationship status as we do about how we are going to pay our bills and lose 5 lbs. Millions of dollars, maybe even trillions of dollars, are spent trying to find the one, make the one we have better, and decide if the one we have is really the one we want!

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Melanie Bates's picture

The Icy Waters Of Online Dating

I’m exhausted.

And I’ve only been dating online for about three months after taking a three and a half year hiatus from the opposite sex.

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Lissa Rankin's picture

The Worst Kind Of Betrayal

I was reading my shero Brené Brown’s new book Daring Greatly: How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead when I reached page 51 and my heart stopped in an “OMG, how did she read my mind, and how did she know exactly how to give language to something that’s been hurting for years?” sorta way.

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Melanie Bates's picture

What I Learned From Falling In Love

Salvador Dali

Photo: Salvador Dali's "Sleep"

"Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses." Rumi

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Dr. Danielle Dowling's picture

Soulmates & The One


 

We all want a soulmate.

“The One.”

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Heather King's picture

One Way Or The Other: Cleaning Out The Dark Spaces Of Your Relationships

There are dust bunnies. So many. They are under the bed and in me, scurrying across the wooden floors of my home and my heart. They are moving much too fast through the empty, bumping into toys and crayons and dried up play-doh, then coming to a weary stop. 

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