Relationship Strategies

The Value of Heartbreak

April 30, 2015
The Value of Heartbreak

“Great relationships seldom fail. Bad ones do, as they should.” Gary Lewandoski, PhD I often write posts with the intention of alerting women to red flags in dating and relationships. I emphasize the strategic importance of filtering to reduce the risk of bad outcomes. But I’d never want to find a way to eliminate all disappointment […]

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White Lies and Well Being

April 22, 2015
White Lies and Well Being

I’ve always been a stickler for honesty in relationships. I believe we should be up front about the terms of any relationship: what we’re looking for, what we’re willing to give, what we expect to receive. I abhor the “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to faking exclusivity. I loathe deceptive, manipulative tactics like “push-pull” or […]

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His Eyes Tell the Story of Who He Is

April 16, 2015
His Eyes Tell the Story of Who He Is

This is a picture of my husband’s eyes today. They tell a story – the story of who he is, the life he has lived, the choices he has made. The first time I ever saw him, I felt a WHOOSH and a POW to the sternum. It was at an orientation assembly as we […]

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Let’s Discuss: 500 Days of Summer

April 7, 2015
Let’s Discuss: 500 Days of Summer

This is our first film discussion post. Readers voted for 500 Days of Summer in a recent poll. Next up will be Beyond Sunrise. Stay tuned for details. 500 Days of Summer is a 2009 film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.  It “employs a nonlinear narrative structure, with the story based upon its male protagonist and […]

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500 Days of Summer Discussion

March 31, 2015
500 Days of Summer Discussion

  The winner for our first “movie night” is 500 Days of Summer, with 39% of the vote. Before Sunrise came in second with 33% of the vote. I think they’re both great movies for discussion, so let’s plan on doing 500 Days first, then Before Sunrise next time. I’ll write a short post for […]

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