Take It or Leave It? Characteristics to Look for in a Relationship Partner

Check out my YouTube video here! https://youtu.be/MoWQvRL64i0 The beginning of a new relationship is all about presentation; putting your best foot forward and displaying the best version of yourself. But within a month or two, you start to show small glimpses of your true nature, testing the waters to see if your partner is capable of [...]


Protect Yourself From Heartbreak by Becoming Whole

Watch my YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/H727NplgBUY As a Lover, I cannot think of a greater feeling than receiving the affections of the person you have fallen head over heels for. And as an addict of the gut-churning butterflies, I am all too aware of the desire to throw all of yourself into a relationship that [...]

Honesty: The Main Ingredient of True Love

Watch my YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/mj0pmsnXH8E A few weeks ago I opened my mouth to nag my husband about making an effort to spend more time with me. My hopeless romanticism stems from my overly-emotional and dramatic personality (a.k.a. my Crazy). But I learned how to balance my Crazy with rationality. I don't always get [...]

Forged in Steel: 4 Goals to Create More Peace, Joy, and Love in Your Relationship

It's been a long time since I actually watched my husband get ready for work in the morning.  On the rare occasion he has to leave the house before me, I typically burrow myself in blankets and pillows to block out the light and noise. But this morning, while watching my husband put gel in his hair, [...]

Buyer Beware… of the Other Daddy Issues

  A few weeks ago I traveled to North Carolina to lay my grandfather to rest. While there I reconnected with family members I have not seen or spoken to between four and fourteen years. In the midst of our grief, cousins, uncles, and aunts reunited and filled each other with so much love, it felt like [...]

Buyer Beware: 3 Traits All Women Think They Want in a Man

Over the years I've had a lot of conversations with girlfriends about the qualities they want in a man. While answers vary, I've heard a lot of "standard" answers that I think all women can agree that they want. What is interesting is that I have personally witnessed friends find a partner with some of these "standards", but [...]

3 Reasons Why Your Partner May Cheat

I cannot imagine a deeper pain than investing your heart into a relationship that becomes damaged from infidelity. Sometimes the shock of the betrayal can be just as powerful as the betrayal itself. Because of the many reasons people in committed relationships cheat, I do not believe there is any fool-proof way of knowing for sure if your partner may end up cheating. I believe [...]