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Loving Well

Loving Well is about satisfying and joyful relationships of all kinds, where you love and are loved in a way that fills you up.

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Talk it out

So many issues in relationships boil down to communication incompatibilities. Communication is one of those things that seems easy in the beginning, and lots less fun as things get harder.

Relationship Goals

Though I am still figuring out the details of what I want, here are some things that I do know I'd like to have in my ideal relationship. Can you...
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Still single

I have now been single for over 6 years. How did that happen? This was not the plan! Being single for this long is a double-edged sword.
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Loved and lost

It has taken me over 2 years to be able to write anything about him. I still miss him and the impact of losing him continues.

A 12 year love story

In every life, in every relationship, there are dates that get burned into your memory. Saturday, September 5, 2020 is now added to my list, as the day I lost...

Donations for Denver

I am writing to ask for your help for someone I care deeply about. Though I don’t often write in detail on my relationships, many people know that I spent most of the...

A life worth living – R.I.P. Jodian

You don’t have to know someone well to be sad that they’re gone. I’ve always believed this and now more than ever.On Monday, I received an instant message that immediately...

Let the festivities begin!

A hard afternoon’s work to prepare the table to match the vision of SADE studio (my sister). I think we got it done though. If my nephew were old enough,...

You never know when your time will be up – R.I.P. Serfie

He was young. No one expected him to go. They never knew the last time was the last time. You always think you have more time. But the truth is...

Romance Is Not All About Flowers and Gifts

There is a “traditional” perception of romance, largely propagated by novels and movies. This cliche inevitably involves dates and flowers and gifts. Not that those things aren’t nice, but they...

Through thick and thin, friends for life

I have found myself repeatedly saying to people that when I become friends with someone, we remain so, unless they do something particularly destructive. My friends are friends for life....

Close call

How do you determine how close a friendship you have with someone? It seems like a weird question because you figure you would know if it were a close friendship...

Be my partner, hold my hand

What does it mean to be partners? In life, love, and business. This is a world (and word) I am truly exploring right now. If each person has a different...

Boundaries – or how to keep the fences up

The concept of boundaries keeps raising itself in my life. Most people hear boundaries and start thinking about rules. Very often the next association in their minds is restrictions. They...

Don’t go on to have a life while angry

There’s a common piece of advice for couples that says not to go to bed angry. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be able to resolve every issue in...