Hey guys! Apologies for my absence, but a lot has been going on. We can discuss those details later. . . In the meantime I’m kicking off my ‘homecoming’ with the discussion of relationships and what it means to be whole.
I got my first ever advice-related question in the other day. I’m been grueling over the answer to this impeccably simple question. Until I decided I’d answer here, publicly – hopefully you don’t mind – but I’m sure there is someone else out there needing advice on the same thing. I am grateful you chose me, however, so thank you!
1. Yes, we Googled/Facebooked you. And so did our friends. Get over it.
2. You might be cute, but that doesn’t mean we want to have your children. Relax, cowboy.
3. Chivalry is NOT dead. Don’t go overboard, but don’t forget it either. (This is not simply black and white, inquire before assumptions)
4. We have schedules also. And YES the Gym/Pilates/Yoga classes are important. Instead of insisting we miss it, join us or wait. The bar will still be open tomorrow, or later in the evening.
5. We know we’re not the only girl in your life…yet…but be respectful about it. I mean, if we can be respectful, so can you.
6. If you could NOT sleep-over on a weeknight, that would be greatly appreciated.
7. Oh…You’re “sick”? We get that too guys. Seriously, you can stop using that excuse.
8. I’m sorry…but size does matter.
9. Yes! That is probably the same bra I wore yesterday. And there’s a chance it’ll be worn again, maybe tomorrow, maybe not.
10. There is a thin line between romantic and creepy, and that line depends on how attracted we are to you. But, really.
I read this immensely interesting article entitled, On Labeling Women ‘Crazy‘. (Original Post: Paging Dr. Nerdlove) Maybe “immensely” is an over-exaggeration, however, the depth that Harris O’Malley explored when writing this article did immensely open my eyes to a norm that we as a collective people have become accustomed to. Highlights of the article are below.
I felt compelled to share this. This is a big problem in relationships today, the newer the generation, the bigger the issues become. The grass will appear greener until you get over there. And then, there’s no telling what shade of green on the color spectrum it is. Let the small things go when the big picture matters more.
This inspired me today. What has inspired your day?
Originally posted on The Culture Monk:
by Kenneth Justice
~Yesterday at a coffee an older single friend asked me, “Are there any relationships out there that really work? It seems like every time I observe a married couple or two people who have been dating for a while….nobody seems really all that happy” he said
Perhaps part of the problem is that a lot of people in Western Culture are generally miserable as a matter of fact; life didn’t turn out the way they wanted so many men and women simply aren’t too cheerful when it comes to their relationship.
However, years ago I asked one of my dearest morning-coffee friend’s (who died at the age of 85 in 2012) “What’s the secret to your marriage? You and your wife have been married for nearly fifty years!” I asked.
He took a sip of coffee and he answered in once sentence, “Well…
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