“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

I had a dream last night that I saw an old boyfriend from high school/college. He was still driving the beat-up 1970s VW that he had for a little while when we dated. Even in my dream, I was amazed that thing was still running. I have no idea where we were – but the…

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Don’t say you love me, not like that

So we know this much: We’re supposed to always tell our loved ones what they mean to us. Because sometimes tomorrow isn’t what we think it will be, and it’s important for us to know that we’ve said all the I love yous we need to say, just in case. But what about saying it too…

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She showed me how to love, even when it hurts

My mom used to stick her hand in my mouth knowing I would bite her. That’s love. When I was 12 we trekked all over the Charlotte area looking for the perfect orthodontist. My mom’s dad was a dentist and teeth have always been pretty important in our family. An orthodontist in Hickory offered free…

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What better way to celebrate love …

than with poetry? I bring you love poems written by the very talented writers on poetryassignment.com. Some poems are romantic, some are sad, some know just how to drive that knife in a little deeper – but they are all from the heart, and worth checking out this Valentine’s Day! Here’s an idea – write…

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What makes someone fall in love with one person over another?

So I saw a preview for a 20/20 episode about “The Science of Love” and I knew I had to watch it. Scientists have figured out, chemically, what happens to your brain when you fall in love. They’ve determined, based on personality type, who we fall in love with and why. Pretty interesting! The TV…

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Sex talk: Open book or be discreet?

I am a very inquisitive person. If a question pops in my head and I feel like I know you well enough, I will ask it. Sometimes I preface it with “This might be TMI, but …” but truthfully, if I thought it was TMI, I wouldn’t ask. I’m just saying that so you won’t…

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Let’s talk about flirting.

“Please don’t take this the wrong way, but in an extreme friendship not-if-you-were-the-last-girl-on-Earth kind of way, I think you are sort of pretty. Platonically pretty.” Is there a double standard when it comes to how women are allowed to flirt vs. how men are allowed to flirt? I say yes. I think women can get…

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Going to the gym on the day of their divorce

In those final days before the end she stopped picking apart his every move saw their time together for what it was this man that she had loved and known But today it is time to choose divorce or devotion, love or lose They pack their gym bags and head out Exercise side by side…

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