They say happy girls are the prettiest. When she smiled her beauty would often serenade my heart and seduce the mind with the subtle flicker of her eyelids. But like sunlight trying to shine through gloomy grey skies, her moments of happiness became few and far apart. These moments of happiness became so infrequent I […]Read More You’re in Love with A Snake Charmer
“I think you’re cool and all, but I don’t get any romantic vibes between us.” I used to average about three of those conversations a year. Sometimes, I was the rejector and, in others, the rejected. Whichever side you’re on in the conversation, rejection can be a bitch, but through it all, I’ve come to […]Read More What Rejection Taught Me
“I found a place. I’m moving out.” “Okay.” “Are we done?” “Yes, I think so.” Silence. It was Christmas day. After nearly seven years of marriage, we could not find a way to work together. We were both defeated with nothing left in the tank to even discuss the issues we had to solve, let […]Read More Divorce: One-Year Later
There is nothing more exhilarating than getting to know someone. Nothing more exciting than getting lost in your mind as you imagine the potential of what that person could become in your life—a good friend or lover, perhaps a husband or wife. You are overwhelmed by the attention they give you—the calls, the text messages, […]Read More Dating: What Are We? And Where is this Going?
Some relationships soar, and others crash and burn. Caught in the struggle of trying to navigate through love’s often undulating and unpredictable nature, the strongest bonds persevere while the weak fall off. Sometimes you realize you’re with someone who doesn’t appreciate you, or they realize you don’t appreciate them. That’s the moment your mind starts […]Read More 5 Reasons Your Partner Doesn’t Deserve You
Our hearts waved goodbye as we blew kisses into the wind. Before today, together forever was a promise. We didn’t shake on it, but as our lips locked for the first the time a pact was made. We were in love. A love so strong that if we died of old age and were reincarnated, […]Read More Where Do Broken Hearts Go?
One day, love got lazy. It went from being four page, handwritten, ink-stained declarations of love, to text message courtships, and DM slides. One day love became obsessed with materialism and superficial cravings; relationships started to be defined by our preoccupation with money, looks, and status. One day love became possessive, and instead of holding […]Read More One Day, Love Got Lazy