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No One Tells You This: Being Single with Author Glynnis MacNicol

It can be hard to find stories about women who are single and don’t have children. There are now so many more people delaying marriage and family, but it can be hard to find them. It might be tempting to think that they don’t exist. Glynnis MacNicol’s wonderful book No…

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What to Do When You’re Ghosted: A One-Week Plan

Ghosting, a term that came into popularity in the last decade, is a perfect term. When someone you were matched with suddenly disappears, that individual suddenly seems like a real-life ghost. You may have any of the following thoughts when you experience a ghosting: Did we have an actual connection…

5 Signs Your Date is Playing Games with You

Before we dive into specifics, the most important lesson is to understand what constitutes “game-playing.” At root, game-playing is about saying one thing but doing another. People who play games “talk,” but their “walk” simply doesn’t match. In essence, they can’t really be trusted because their words are often just…

4 Things to Address Before Your Next Relationship

When you’re single, you know it’s entirely your decision when you decide to start a new relationship. You choose when you start the next one, yet the kind of relationship you have –the quality of it –depends largely on you. My point is simple. You can start a relationship any…

5 Ways to Tackle Dating Discouragement

Most people who are dating feel discouraged at some point in the process. In fact, it’s normal to deal with feelings of discouragement as it takes time to find a compatible partner and dating can certainly be a challenge. It’s natural to experience a wide range of emotions while dating,…

How the Emotionally Unavailable Man Can Become More Available

This week, a man I work with made an admission. He told me that he is that “unavailable” guy that so many self-help books and articles are written about. That wasn’t so unique in itself, but what he said next was. He asked me, “How does a guy become more…

There Are No Grown Ups: An Interview with Pamela Druckerman

In 2014, I read a column called “What You Learn in Your 40s” in the New York Times. Though I’m not yet in my 40s, I found the piece compelling. It felt like a collection of field notes from the future. Certain phrases especially made it into my thoughts often:…