November 9, 2016

What I learned from my son’s heartbreak

I’m no different than any other mom in the fact that I adore my children. Right or wrong, through thick and thin, period. A few years ago, my son fell in love with a woman who came from another country and was completely smitten with her. She held him at bay, was very conservative, and wasn’t sure she wanted to get involved. Despite her reluctance, he was determined to win her. He bought her things, drove her places, and was completely devoted to her, yet she would never commit to him. He wanted to take the relationship to the next level. He was absolutely crazy about her. Finally, she told him that if he’d fly to her home country alone to meet her parents and they approved of him, that she would consider a serious relationship with him. Undeterred, he purchased a plane ticket and off he went. As his […]
October 17, 2018

Has Dating Made You Bitter?

Dating, and life in general, can deal some harsh blows. Pretty much everyone over the age of 20 has a right to be bitter! I know the kinds of things that can happen when you’re out there dating and it can be so heartbreaking! I’ve dealt with painful breakups, being ghosted, and long spells of first dates (and no dates). I’ve heard it all AND gone through much of it firsthand. Here’s the thing; being jaded and snarky doesn’t serve you and it’s definitely not any fun. Honestly, when’s the last time you saw a bitter person and thought, “Wow, I can’t wait to hang out with them.” Probably never. If you’d like to leave bitterness behind, take a look at the things that have caused you so much pain and ask yourself what belief is at the root of it. Do you believe that men only want one thing? […]