The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t


For years he used fake identities to charm women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then his victims banded together to take him down. Photos from WG600; Ariel Zambelich; KARE-TV Minneapolis; Fort Worth Police Department; Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office; Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.   BY:Rachel Monroe/The Atlantic By the spring of 2016, Missi BrandtContinue reading “The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t”

Why People With These 3 Personality Traits Are The Hardest To Love


. By Dr. Seth Meyers Most people encounter a difficult person and call them “crazy” or “awful,” but there are actually clinical terms that therapists use to describe them. If a person demonstrates a pattern of difficult, frustrating behavior over time, there is a good chance that the individual in question has what therapists callContinue reading “Why People With These 3 Personality Traits Are The Hardest To Love”

Just Because Someone Else Is Beautiful, Doesn’t Mean You Aren’t


Photo: Google  By: Bev Aron/YourTango.com   This is going to change everything. “She’s so gorgeous,” I said to my daughter, referring to a woman I know. My daughter wrinkled her nose — “no she isn’t!” she protested. It turns out, I was responding to the woman’s vivacious spirit and sparkly eyes, whereas my daughter has a more analyticalContinue reading “Just Because Someone Else Is Beautiful, Doesn’t Mean You Aren’t”

Why some people are always late


BY:  Laura Clay/BBC Confession: I am a late person. At least, one in recovery. In fact, I’ve repeatedly, and embarrassingly, missed the deadline for this article. I’d love to pretend this is some journalistic form of ‘method’ acting. It is not. I know I’m not alone. We all know that person: there’s the child minderContinue reading “Why some people are always late”

Desert bloom: My wedding day, inside a California prison


The prison has been the third person in my relationship for years, and now it’s the third person in my marriage   By Keeonna Harris/Salon.com    Today is the day. I run my fingers across the fabric of my dress. It’s almost too perfect to take off the wire hanger. I knew this was the dress — longContinue reading “Desert bloom: My wedding day, inside a California prison”

See you at the next funeral


“Ain’t no drama, like family drama, cause family drama, don’t stop!“ Color me hopeful. My father died when I was six years old and my brother is nearly a generation older and didn’t appreciate my existence. There was one man in the family who took me under his wing. My uncle would take me fishingContinue reading “See you at the next funeral”

Turkey on Turkey Day? No Thanks! “Sorry not Sorry”


Tomorrow, there will be complete meltdowns, screaming, shouting and possibly fighting all over America  The Holiday season is perfect, for year long or permanent resentments because you chose to have Thanksgiving with the in laws or another family.   Someone may resent your absence . The fact that you couldn’t afford the flight this year isContinue reading “Turkey on Turkey Day? No Thanks! “Sorry not Sorry””

Can Taking A Break Ever Work In Long-Term Relationships?


  By: Debby Gullery/ YourTango.com Like most things, it’s complicated. All long-term relationships and marriages have their challenges. People change. Circumstances change. Someone loses a job or gets sick, or the need for a big move comes up. Change is inevitable, and every change brings with it opportunities for growth along with challenges to face.Continue reading “Can Taking A Break Ever Work In Long-Term Relationships?”

Loneliness Is Fatal. Video Games Can Keep Men Alive


Guys say their gaming friendships are as “real” as any IRL bonds. By: Sean O’Neal /Mens Health MEN ARE LONELY, or so we’ve heard. Not from our friends—that would require actually sharing our feelings, which we’re not great at—but from an endless cascade of think pieces and scientific studies sounding the alarm on the growing crisis of male loneliness.Continue reading “Loneliness Is Fatal. Video Games Can Keep Men Alive”

Trapped: Fast Love and Good Intentions


It was real love,true love, you didn’t know each other long, but it made sense to move in together. After a few weeks, some realities being to settle in. Undiscussed realities begin to surface. Your love spent their very last dime to be with you. While you’ve talked of colors, dreams and positions. No oneContinue reading “Trapped: Fast Love and Good Intentions”