dear dbn

Feb 6, 2014

Some Parting Advice on Dating and Loving [Dear DBN]

before I leave, I wanted to share with you one final list of what I’ve seen lead to happy relationships and happier people. May some of the pieces guide you toward joy as they have for me. Happy love and dating!

Jan 30, 2014

On the Morning After Pill and Taking a Leap of Faith [Dear DBN]

So often we doubt our gut feelings and ignore what we know is good in favor of testing the waters for what might be OK, what might be normal and reasonable and fine. This week, stop waiting for someone else’s OK and do what you know is right, ‘cause at the end of the day, the only one you can rely on to look out for you is you.

Jan 23, 2014

Do Guys Really Want the Chase? & Defining the Relationship for Beginners [Dear DBN]

Dating these days is full of rule-bending as gender roles continue to bend themselves. But some of the old guard still stands, and we ladies often feel the pressure to be “ladies.” This week, why it’s in your best interest to be true to who you are and what you want, regardless of how it might make him feel.

So Your BFF Screwed You Over for a Guy, and Your Ex Won't Be Your Friend [Dear DBN]

In the age of Internet snark, kindness is something that seems to be reserved for animals and Bob Ross quotes, but there’s no more important trait when dealing with matters of the heart. This week, kindness and forgiveness are things we should all remember.

Jan 16, 2014

On Sorting Out Your Emotional Confusion [Dear DBN]

“It’s not me, it’s you.” That, or it’s my own deeply complicated emotional confusion that we probably shouldn’t delve too deep into. This week, it’s hard to know when to go easy on the other person and when to go a little hard on yourself.

Jan 9, 2014