Nobody Loves Me Like My Dog

Do you know someone whose longest and most intimate relationship is with their pet? I’ve met quite a few of these people and wanted to write a piece about this phenomenon but have been terrified to offend a global community of animal-lovers and decimate my readership. But I can’t put this off any longer. Someone hasContinue reading “Nobody Loves Me Like My Dog”

Vulnerability Is The Price Of Admission

Vulnerability is being exposed to the possibility of physical or emotional harm. It’s gambling with the tenderest parts of yourself. Vulnerability is a courageous act of allowing your whole self to be fully seen and heard. Being vulnerable tells others you value them so much that you’re willing to walk through your fears and insecuritiesContinue reading “Vulnerability Is The Price Of Admission”

Why Perfectionism Ruins Relationships

Many people love being perfectionists. They brag about it. Wear it like a badge of honor. Sometimes they admit it in a self-deprecating way, however accompanied by “that’s why I’m so awesome” undertones. It’s a compulsive addiction that most people 1) have no desire to give up, 2) cannot see the harmful effects of, 3)Continue reading “Why Perfectionism Ruins Relationships”

You Don’t Find Love, You Create Love

Anyone out there searching for love? Looking for your soul mate? Maybe you thought you found “the one,” but you were mistaken. Perhaps this has happened more than once. Are you looking for a needle in a haystack? Well, I’ve got some good news for you. There is no needle! That’s right – love isn’tContinue reading “You Don’t Find Love, You Create Love”

Falling in Love with Falling in Love

Falling in love is one of the most exhilarating experiences that life has to offer. It’s downright wonderful, no doubt. But what happens when we fall in love with falling in love? What happens when our favorite part of the relationship is the first couple months? Well, under those circumstances we can fall in love with anyContinue reading “Falling in Love with Falling in Love”

You Don’t Deserve Better

When their best friend is dating a loser, people often say that he/she “deserves better.” Parents frequently say this about their children. It’s something we tend to say about those we love. People repeatedly say to themselves: “I don’t deserve this shit! I deserve better!” No. No you don’t. And neither does anyone else (althoughContinue reading “You Don’t Deserve Better”