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3 Beliefs You Need to Have About Yourself to Find a Good Relationship

Though a complex psychological subject, we can decipher it in simple terms. Every boy and girl, man and child carries basic, fundamental beliefs about themselves. Similarly, they carry basic, fundamental beliefs about others and what to expect from the world overall. The subject is important because these beliefs have everything…

10 Things I’ve Learned on the Eve of Turning 50

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley I love the start of a new year. Always have! There is something about turning the proverbial page on the calendar to a new year and having 365 days to fill that I find…

A New Year’s Reflection

Even though I can find it disappointing not to have someone for the holidays, honestly, by the time New Year’s rolls around I’m usually thinking about what’s next, not stressing about what isn’t, in the past year. There’s always something a little exciting about starting over, isn’t there? I know…

New Year’s Resolutions for the Newly Single

If you’re joining a dating site for the first time or after a long hiatus, you’re not alone. This is the busiest online-dating week of the year—and the high traffic will continue until Valentine’s Day. It’s not just that many people decide to make “find a partner” an item on…

7 Self-Inflicted Barriers to Finding Love

Whether you live in a sprawling metropolis or a small town, you know what it’s like to drive down the road and get stuck at a roadblock. Road construction, a washout, or an accident stops you cold and keeps you stuck where you are. It isn’t only on streets and highways…

10 Comebacks to the ‘Why Are You Still Single?’ Question

Don’t let nosy questions about your singleness catch you off-guard. While it’s none of your great-aunt’s business as to why you’re still single, she’s still likely to inquire. Here are 10 great comebacks to the “Why are you still single?” question: 1. Because you haven’t proposed yet. 2. Just lucky, I guess.…

How Self-Kindness Leads to Love: 7 Ways to Get There

  You’ve probably heard the phrase “put your own oxygen mask on first,” but how are you really putting this advice into practice? How you treat and feel about yourself directly affects the quality of your relationships. Your relationship with yourself sets the bar for how you allow others to…

‘I’m in My 30s and Have No Dating Experience!’

Dear Sara: I’m 32-years-old and have zero dating experience—like, I’ve been on three first dates. I’m not ugly. I’m actually quite pretty. I am plus-size but not morbidly obese, so it’s not like I haven’t been asked out. I have been. Not a lot mind you. But it’s happened. The…

Ask Sara: ‘Why Am I Always a Friend or a Fling?’

Dear Sara: Throughout my (unsuccessful) years of trying to find “the one”—or at least someone—there has been a clear pattern. It’s one of two scenarios: 1) I’m friends with a guy and I have a crush, but he does not reciprocate, so we end up as friends. Or, 2) I…

Looking for Love? 5 Things You Need to Know

What does it mean to be in love? Here are 5 things you need to know: Love is a responsibility, not a right. A long-lasting relationship works like two people carrying one of those egg baby projects from high school. Remember that experiment where kids carry around a hollow egg…