Relationships

November 16, 2014

Great Men Commit

I was poking around on Pinterest recently and saw a very inspiring article about a Vietnam veteran who had recently passed away. He had flown his helicopter into enemy territory repeatedly against orders to rescue critically wounded soldiers. Many young servicemen who would have died on the field of battle that day got to go home to their families because of him. That man was committed. The pages of history, and modern websites as it turns out, are filled with inspiring stories of great men. Truly, they are everywhere if you look. There are the famous ones, like Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, and The Dalai Lama. There are the every-day ones, like my grandfather who went to work every day, paid his bills and loved his family. There are great men everywhere that you have never heard of and have never met, from world leaders to ambulance drivers. What […]
June 30, 2015

Should you consider a long-distance relationship?

Dating has changed a lot in the last few years. It was complicated enough back in the day, but now with Facebook, texting, and online dating there’s a lot more to navigate. It is now possible, and not all that uncommon, to date someone in another part of the country or even another part of the world. It’s great to be open to possibilities, but before you jump into a long-distance relationship, consider these questions. What do I want? Do you want to get married and have children? Do you want to have someone present in your life on a daily basis? What kind of lifestyle do you want to have? Knowing the answers to these questions and acting accordingly will save you a ton of pain. When you know what you want, you can choose to date people who are able meet your needs. Most men want to make […]
July 12, 2015

Are you in a fantasy relationship?

There’s a special guy in your life. Sort of in your life. You see him all the time. He’s the one you want. He’s attractive, accomplished, and he likes you. At least it seems like he likes you. After all, he smiles at you. He hugs you sometimes and says nice things to you. He’s never really asked you out though. You seem to just “hang out”. Sometimes. If any of this sounds familiar, you may be caught up in a fantasy relationship. These relationships will never progress beyond your romantic imagination. They’ve been known to soak up years of a single girl’s life and end up nowhere. If you ever want to have a real relationship, the kind with a loving man in your arms, you need to get a serious dose of reality. You’ve come to the right place. A fantasy relationship keeps you alone. You just know […]
September 7, 2015

Is there a “Mr. Almost” in your life?

Everyone’s dated a Mr. Almost. Maybe you knew from the start that something was off but you went with it because, well, he was there. Maybe you were lonely, at a low point in your life or he was persistent. Whatever the case, you’re now questioning whether or not to stay with him. There are two kinds of Mr. Almost, Mr. Not-Perfect and Mr. Deal-Breaker. The best thing to do is determine which one you’re dealing with and act accordingly. Mr. Not-Perfect can show up when you’re trying to hold out for Mr. Perfect. You want a rich, handsome, Ivy League educated guy and you’re still hoping that he comes along, but in the meantime you’re dating a wonderful man who is treating you like a queen. If you’re super young or not looking to settle down at this time in your life, go ahead and dump Mr. Not-Perfect and […]
November 4, 2015

Does he really love you?

You’ve been together for a while and you’re beginning to wonder how he feels. You know that you really care about him. Should you go all in? If you’re looking for true love then you want to know that the other person shares your feelings. How can you be sure? While there are no iron-clad guarantees, it’s a pretty safe bet that if he loves you, he’ll prioritize you, make sure you feel safe and tell you how he feels. When a man is falling in love with you, you’ll be a priority to him. He’ll want you to meet his friends and family members. You’ll be spending a significant amount of time together and communicating every day. Someone who loves you cares about your feelings and treats you with respect. He’ll want to know all about you and do things for you. You’ll be one of his favorite people. […]