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Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

Whose Spark Have You Rekindled?

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer If ever I have had my own light go out, it was during my divorce. It was completely […]

‘Love ya! Mean it!’

Phew! It’s over! We enjoyed, survived or merely observed another Valentine’s Day. This isn’t going to be another post about the significance (or the dread!) of the day. We all know that for some people, this day brings chocolate, roses, and sappy cards. For others, this day brings a sense of loss as we watch […]

Shouldn’t This Be Easier?

“If this was ‘right,’ shouldn’t it be easier?” I was asked that question the other day by a woman who has been dating a guy for several months now. During that time, they have had numerous “issues” and serious “discussions.” “Shouldn’t this be easier,” she asked? “Yes, and no,” I replied. Strong, good, productive, and successful relationships […]

Share the Love: Cards for Your Crush

We had to get into the seasonal spirit a little bit! Our business is all about making love connections that last a lifetime. I thought it would be fun to create some downloadable cards people could post, print or share with their friends, whoever they started dating — or are seriously in love with. I […]

7 Reasons You Might Be Afraid of Love

Love is beautiful and so important in life, yet very scary and daunting when you think of losing it. Dr. Lisa Firestone has done a fantastic job explaining the various reasons we fear the emotion, and how we subconsciously prevent ourselves from attaining real love with another person. Read on for her inspiring and insightful words in […]

Four Reasons to Celebrate Being Single

‘Tis the season that Cupid is busy at work, preparing to shoot his special bow and arrow as Valentine’s Day approaches. Yet while half of the world is out on Valentine’s Day celebrating the fact that they have a relationship, the other half of the world should be celebrating the fact that they’re single! There […]

Does This Stereotype Fit?

ste·reo·type: transitive verb \ˈster-ē-ə-ˌtīp, ˈstir-\  - a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. I have a friend who writes a column for a small local paper in Georgia. As he frequently does, Dr. Stathas absolutely nailed it with a column he wrote last month (here […]

A Sweet Valentine’s Day on Any Budget

Like many holidays, Valentine’s Day should be about celebrating the love in your life, but instead becomes a looming, stressful event. How do I top last year? Where do we go? What if I just don’t have the funds to do anything elaborate? We all get caught up in wanting to express our love for others in a grandiose […]

18 Ways to Help the Communication in Your Relationship

Written by Dr. Kristin Davin, YourTango.com We all know that communication can make or break any relationship. Psychologist Dr. Kristin Davin has come up with some excellent tips to remember when dealing with any of your loved ones. Enjoy her guest blog below – and try to remember a few of her helpful points the next […]

‘The Diamond Collar’ offers Lessons in Love, Life and Pet Adoption

I am a big fan of the OWN network’s programming. They always find the most interesting and inspiring individuals to put into their shows. The new docu-drama “The Diamond Collar” is absolutely no exception. Premiering Friday, January 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the series follows the day-to-day life of James Guiliani, a former street enforcer […]

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