The recent debacle involving college football star, Manti Te’o getting catfished is another unfortunate example of what’s wrong in our hi-tech social world. It’s a complicated, tangled story and it only seems to get more unbelievable with each new interview. What’s more surprising is that all of it could have been avoided with one simple step: a coffee date.
Question My fiancée recently took the bar exam, and has been busy with her job search ever since. What with my lengthy work hours, her studying for the bar and now job search, not to mention our extensive wedding planning (with our families), it seems like we just haven’t been able to spend all that much time together. Given all that’s been going on, I thought it might be a good idea to surprise her with something special - any ideas? Answer
Living alone could be harmful to your health – in fact it could lead to you dying sooner than you would if you were in a relationship. That’s the shock finding of FindYourPlusOne.com's dating site technology provider, Atwood Technology, which has just completed an investigation into marriage, divorce, living alone and mortality. The dating site also investigated whether more Canadians were living alone than their American counterparts and how divorce rates in the United States compared with those of Canada.
If this is your first Valentines Day with your new love, you can probably expect a thoughtful card, a cozy restaurant reservation or a bouquet of roses. That's what the "honeymoon phase" is all about. But what if you've been together for a year or two, and on this high-pressure day you're starting to compare "how things used to feel." You may wonder, are we still in love?
In this month of giving thanks, I am grateful for the lessons of my life. Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned is that a meaningful life is about growing your soul, and it happens slowly, in the process of engaging life. My own soul was battered early, when all the closest people in family died during my teenage years, and I was left alone, terrified, without money, education or an idea of what to do.
Some people have a strong response to the old slave custom of jumping the broom in their wedding ceremony today. I had a strong response when I thought about it for my own wedding. I began crying, to my surprise. I had seen the tradition performed a few times in movie weddings (i.e., "Jumping the Broom" starring Paula Patton) and I never thought much about it until my own planning. The tears came when I thought about my fiance and I jumping over a broom at the end of our ceremony.
So often when we have are having difficulties, we view the problem and the solution and something that is outside of ourselves. This is particularly true in the area of relationships where we hear “If only he would” or “If only she wouldn’t”. On our website to help people who live with an alcoholic we have a program laid out. Unfortunately most of the members come to find that one nugget that will make him, or her, stop drinking and then life can be wonderful. We call it the looking for the
I was a gay Boy Scout. I didn't know it at the time but I definitely was what the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) fears most.
When I was single, I remember those days of wondering when the heck was I gonna find my man? I was so SICK and TIRED of being alone. I hated the feeling of those lonely Saturday nights by myself (and Friday nights, and Sunday nights… and…) I had so many doubts that I’d ever even find a good man at all and fears of being alone forever. That maybe, by some weird freak of nature, I was “meant” to be alone. Can you relate?
I wanted to get away from the more standard type of Valentines Day articles that seem to surround gifts and hot sex, so I asked this question on my Facebook page: What topic should I write about for Valentines Day?