dear dbn - page 2

Aug 9, 2013

On Broken Hearts and Breaking Up [Dear DBN]

Breakups suck. Getting dumped sucks. Getting left for someone else sucks. Having your heart broken sucks. We know this. But love has a way of making us forget that every single time that love ends, it’s going to really, really suck. This week, what do you do with a broken heart?

Jul 11, 2013

On Picking Up the Pieces and Pulling Yourself Together

We’re all a million broken pieces looking for the glue strong enough to hold us together. This week, that glue is you.

Jul 4, 2013

On Not Wasting Your Pretty [Dear DBN]

My mother always said to me, “don’t waste the pretty.” Social constructs of beauty aside, what she really meant was don’t waste your glorious self on anyone who doesn’t deserve you.

On Falling for a Friend and Holding Out for Someone Special [Dear DBN]

Acknowledging your feelings is one thing – having the capacity to stand by them is another. This week, how to listen to what you’re really feeling.

Jun 27, 2013

On Investing In Yourself…and a Vibrator [Dear DBN]

Dark alleys, too good to be true deals, promises of stardom... In life, we’re quick to sniff out what smells like bullshit, but it’s harder to do so in love. This week, how to tell when you’re getting scammed and when you’re asking for trouble.

Jun 20, 2013

On Growing to Love Yourself and Others [Dear DBN]

Ah, what tender, fearsome creatures we can be. Gun-wielding, acrobatic warriors and we still haven’t figured out how to delicately handle the emotions of others and ourselves. This week, how to have a soft touch when someone’s heart is on the line…even yours.

Jun 13, 2013

Jun 7, 2013

On Putting Out (Or Receiving) The “Umm…No Thanks” Vibe [Dear DBN]

For all the people in the world, some of us are bound to dislike each other. This week, if you don't have the time of day for someone, or if they don't have the time of day for you, then it's time to read the signals and move on.

May 30, 2013

On Rising from the Ashes and Cutting Unhealthy Ties [Dear DBN]

The hardest person to love in this life is often the one you spend the most time with – yourself. This week, how to forgive yourself for mistakes made and learn when to fight for more.

May 28, 2013

On Wanting More than “Just Friends” and Dealing With Being Oh-So Single

It’s the beginning of summer and what better time than now to say, “[email protected] it.” This week, quit wondering and wallowing - it’s time to start getting out there and getting what you want, one heartbreak at a time.

May 16, 2013

On Finding “The One” and Knowing When To Keep Looking [Dear DBN]

“You’ll know.” We always hear that when on the hunt for our great loves, but it’s rarely mentioned that “you’ll know” is about one week of bliss, and everything prior and everything after is a struggle. It’s worth it, but it’s a struggle. This week, how to keep going when the goal seems unattainable and when to bunker down when the goal is just so-so.

Apr 18, 2013

On Dating While Living at Home and Not Meeting Anyone Worthwhile [Dear DBN]

In the textbook of life, love takes up at least the last third. And while that textbook doesn’t exist, a solid two-thirds of literature cover the subject anyway. This week, when things seem desperate, it’s important to step outside your own circumstance and remember that literally everyone relates. Sometimes, you just need to breathe and have a little faith.

Apr 11, 2013

On How to Know When He’s Into You [Dear DBN]

If women wanted to eradicate the entire human race, it would be well within our control to do so. Sit on that until it gives you a power trip and then read on as we tackle how to take control of hopes shattered. This week, how not to give a damn about people not worth your time.

Mar 28, 2013

On Looking For Love and Loving Yourself [Dear DBN]

When looking for love, there are few things more frustrating than near radio silence. This week, ease off on the search and love what you have: yourself.

Feb 28, 2013

On Fighting The Negative Voices Within [Dear DBN]

The things that make us feel most alone are often the things we have in common. This week, how to start tackling the demons that keep you from living your best life.

Jan 31, 2013

On the Things We Do (And Shouldn’t Do) To Find Love [Dear DBN]

In the pursuit of love, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the pursuit rather than the love. This week, when to pursue and when to let them come to you.