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"so you really love him?"

"so you really love him?"

We had a tragedy here in our maroon mecca.  As our work and church communities gathered to support one of their own, it occured to me that he would be there, that there would be no escaping it. It was a blessing that it was on common ground and I was there around friends.  The service was hot but moving and of course in a setting like this it makes one grateful for the many blessings I have.

Hey!  It's National Single and Unmarried Americans Week!

Hey! It's National Single and Unmarried Americans Week!

This is actually a kinda boring blog post, but it's National Single and Unmarried Americans Week, so I felt compelled to write something in my own defense. Yeah, I know; you didn't know such a week existed. Me neither, until very recently. And I'm not sure, yet, what it really means but I wouldn't mind if it somehow involved gift-giving to Singles...kinda like other "holidays" do.

How to Handle a Man Without Money

How to Handle a Man Without Money

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. There’s no doubt that the two sexes are inexplicably different— traditionally speaking, one prefers painting their nails and the other prefers banging nails. So it comes as no surprise that men and women handle financial matters completely differently.

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9 Myths (And Truths) About Soul Mate Relationships

The very idea of a "soul mate" conjures up the image of a perfect relationhip, but the truth is that all relationships need work. Here are 9 common myths debunked about soul mate relationships from "Soul mates are always romantic" to "Soul mates don't have conflict" to "Soul mates should think alike," along with tips on how to strengthen your relationships in the face of reality--whether your significant other is a "soul mate" or not.

Gaining & Maintaining Control Over Your Love Life

Gaining & Maintaining Control Over Your Love Life

Have you ever been in a situation where you've met a great guy, spent a lot of time with him, and then found yourself in that awkward "where do we go from here" space after weeks, months, and possibly even years of time spent? Have you ever dreaded having that talk with him?

Things That Make You Undateable

Things That Make You Undateable

If you're having trouble finding that special person to love or even just have some fun with, you may need to examine how you act on a first date. A first date is generally the deciding factor of whether a person is disgusted or intrigued by you. Here are some things that you may be doing wrong:

Should We Cut Grandpa Some Slack?

Should We Cut Grandpa Some Slack?

I received this note from one of my favorite readers: Dear Spinsterlicious: So I called my grandfather in Canada to say hello and I told him what a good auntie I was keeping my sister and brother's kids, when he commented "so I guess you've decided you don't want kids...".  WTF, blindsided by Pops  I had to read it twice, though, to really understand what she was saying. On the surface, she spoke about wanting acknowledgement from her grandfather for being a great aunt to her sister's kids. I think what it is really about, though, is that grandpa doesn't know --and therefore can't acknowledge-- the real pain she feels of not having the kids she really wants. But I'm sure he doesn't know…maybe because she hasn't really told him. So he made an assumption. Read more: