Category Archives: Relationship

THE HUFFINGTON POST: The Quickest Way to Tell If It’s Love

Making love to anyone is a prospect that we should always approach with caution, however impulsive we may feel at the moment. There are categories of need in every intimate bond: safety, security, strength, recognition, acknowledgment, respect, tenderness, trust, loyalty, and a sense of belonging. These needs come in many guises, but if you can […]

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GOOP: Break Up with Your Bra

This piece was originally published on Goop.com, a publication by Gwyneth Paltrow. Read it here!   When you’re attracted to someone, and they are mind-blown by your body in lingerie, it’s an epic feeling. A surge of adrenaline and hormones make us giddy and invincible in that moment of power and pleasure. So when we […]

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THE HUFFINGTON POST: First Dates and Trump Tapes: Fighting the New Norm of Foreplay

Women Who Want Respect Do Not Want Trump Whatever political side one chooses, it is plain to see that fear is a strong element in the psychology of both sides.  Those of us who use social media are seeing something that looks worryingly like civil war. But with his outwardly decaying dialogue on women’s issues, it is clear that Trump […]

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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Get Over the Gossip: A Response to Brad and Angelina’s Divorce

Once, the idea of Brangelina was everything. I believed they were the perfect couple. The concept was like an empty canvas I could paint. I was filled with hope; I was excited. And over the course of ten years, I followed the two lovers that I considered to be soul mates. I felt totally in […]

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THE HUFFINGTON POST: The Emotional Turmoil Of Learning Your Spouse Is Transgender

There is perhaps nothing more painful than mourning the loss of a loved one who is still living. A loved one who is no longer recognizable. No longer the man you married. Literally. We can never gauge the time it takes to recover from the damage of watching the man you love transition himself into […]

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Is Your Partner Selfish in the Game of Love?

You might as well face it, you’re addicted to love. Or sex. Or it could happen. We fall into these bad habits because our search for a mate grows so complicated that we will do almost anything to make it easier. Moreover, our deepest sexual fantasies can interfere in our hunt for that ideal partner. […]

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Can’t Get A Date? You May Have Been Benched

You haven’t been dropped, you aren’t in the keeper league, and you’re still in the live draft… but you aren’t playing the game. You’re on the bench. Being benched is similar to being kept ‘on the hook’. If a guy keeps acting like he wants to date you, but never acts on it, he’s keeping […]

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Faux vs. Full: Is Your ‘True Love’ Faking It?

Imagine you are carrying around a faux Prada bag you bought for six dollars in Chinatown. It looks real. It feels real. But how long can you keep convincing yourself that it is? Relationships all too often work the same way. Eventually, the fake label falls off, the seams bust, the handles break. The quality […]

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Writing from the Soul: How Your Story Defines Your Self

Why do so many of us feel like our lives are fictions that need revision? It’s because every one of us has a specific, unique story that we tell ourselves about ourselves: This is our ‘go-to story’. Our individual, internal self-narrative defines our entire world. Our stories shape the context in which we view what […]

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