Category Archives: relationships

Is the hook up culture killing off dating?

This hook up culture thing is bunk. I’ve seen it coming up in the media lately, and it’s as though people have just started having casual sex. Um…no. Hooking up has been part of the culture for a long ass time. In a recent article, the author interviewed some men who I can only assume were frat boys. It doesn’t take… Read more »

Random Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

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This will be only the third time in my life that I’ve had a real actual Valentine…and I’m 40. Needless to say, I’m not very good at the romance thing. My husband, on the other hand, is a romance ninja. Single people, don’t feel bad. I know you will though. I hate the pain you feel when you see flowers being… Read more »

Relationship non-advice: relationships are work

Why are so many people shocked that relationships are work? Didn’t you pay attention to your parents? Do you remember the arguments with your siblings?  Seriously. Relationships OF ALL KINDS are work.  Your friends, your good friends, piss you off sometimes, but you work through it. Please, for the love of God, don’t compare your life to pieces of fiction. … Read more »

A year in my life: Fortune favors the bold

A year ago today, I was at the airport in Sacramento picking up Paul.  We were about to embark on the adventure of our lives because both of our lives were about to change drastically, but for the better. I was moving to Minnesota for love. Yes, I was taking a huge risk, which some people probably thought was stupid… Read more »

Relationship Milestones: Information Sharing & Technology

Sharing is caring? Or is it? Do you share your passwords with your significant other?  At which point does it become expected? Do you share social media accounts? How about email addresses? What about your calendar? A cell phone? There was an article I read today that got me thinking…yes, that’s always dangerous. I’ve noticed that couples over a certain… Read more »

Non-traditional wedding, bridal stuff

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If you haven’t heard by now, I am engaged to be married.  Yes, I am a fiancee, a bride to be. The thing is, I hate weddings. I like the idea of being married, but the hub-bub necessary to get to that point freaks me out. Before I even met, Paul, I had decided that if I ever do get… Read more »