I’m on a journey to figure out how to keep true love. And to start, I figured I’d give a little insight on what my fiancée, Jazmin, and I have already gone through in the two years that we have been through together. Tyler and Jazmin There was my meth addiction (and recovering from it). Moving from Ohio to Virigina and back again. Jobless. Not having a pot to...

Last month was Sexual Assault Awareness month. It’s a tough topic that most people don’t really want to think about. It’s such an important issue though that I’m glad that it at least gets its own month. Of course sexual assaults happen in every month, and dealing with its aftermath is something survivors will deal with in each month, often for the rest of...

Healthy relationships of any kind are built on a solid and essential foundation of trust. In fact, social psychologists say that the number one quality people look for in a partner is trust. Without trust, you are unable to be your true self and you may always feel like something is missing in your relationship. The tricky thing about trust is that in order to...

Shepry. I don’t really have much of a recollection of my childhood except for heartache and sadness. As a seven-year-old I watched my maternal grandfather, with whom I was very close, pass away. My mom was so devastated by that loss that she shut down, and not long after things started to go downhill for my parents’ marriage. When I was in the fifth grade, they...

I remember when we first got married I’d crash on the couch beside my hubby after work and say, “Hey Babe, how was your day?” We’d discuss take-out options while deciding if we should go for a walk or watch a movie. Life was simple. We had time for “us.” And then we had a baby. Clare, her husband, and son. The new normal: exhausted from the work day...

Posted on May 15 2015 - 6:00am by David

There I was, lying on the top bunkbed in my apartment, daydreaming about this girl that I really, really liked. Maybe I was thinking about her blue eyes that shimmer with kindness, or the way she really asked good questions and always had something interesting to say—or maybe I was just thinking about how good she looked in that dress. Whatever the case, I puked....

I did it.  I survived one year without my husband. I can’t say it was easy and I won’t say I’ve enjoyed it, but I’ve experienced a light in the darkness, a peace in my heart. In my first year without Dan, I’ve often reflected on our marriage and what made it work. And what I’ve come to realize is that what made it work is just that....

Posted on May 13 2015 - 6:00am by Pat

“Dude, you were totally flitting with her!” Flitting? I had no idea what the word was, but I told my good friend that — whatever it was — I was not guilty of it. Justify it how you want, she told me, but the fact remains – you’re acting interested in her without putting any intention of a serious relationship behind it. You’re not even being honest...

My husband, Jason, grew up with a self-professed hard-ass, no-nonsense father who instilled a message: men are supposed to be providers. Period. To him, that meant working long, hard hours and bringing home as much money as possible. Naturally, once Jason was of working age, he worked diligently, no matter his role. In fact, he was often admired and rewarded for his...

As a young twenty-something woman, one of the greatest challenges I’ve faced throughout my life is appreciating my own worth. Over the years, I’ve found validation in how busy my social calendar is, my romantic relationships, and my accolades in school. I am constantly seeking the next thing to make me feel valued and worthy. During high school and much of college,...