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Goodbye to Anger: Letting it Go

In life, relationships on August 28, 2014 at 1:41 am

This is going to be short but sweet because I’m supposed to be asleep right now. Not that my parents are going to tell on me ha– but that I have a big day tomorrow.

Going through so much with the divorce that most of the time, I don’t like to think about too many things at once. There’s too much hurt, logistics, and crap to push through. With that said however, I found an old letter today when I was looking through some of my receipts and information. The letter was from someone who hated me at the time, and still does. I remember getting that letter just 3.5 years ago and recalled how I felt. Stunned. Annoyed. Upset. Not surprised. Hurt. 

And I asked myself, “Why the hell am I still keeping this?” Why am I holding onto something that serves me no purpose? Why, so I could show it to myself years later and say, “Oh yeah, that person really did hate me didn’t he/she?”

There is nothing to gain by holding onto that kind of hurt and anger. There is nothing to gain by reminding myself that there is someone in this world who doesn’t get me, like me, or even want to understand me. 

So I ripped up the letter and threw it in the trash.

It will never get better, but I also don’t have to hold onto the reminders of how bad it is.

I don’t have to hold onto the pain and hurt.

I can say good-bye.

Grieving A Divorce: A Blonde’s Guide

In divorce, humor, love on August 26, 2014 at 7:44 pm

If marriage is an institution, then divorce is the psychiatric hospital division. Even though it could be amicable and friendly, it’s still painful. You’re essentially ripping you and your family’s life into bits and pieces, and then seeing who gets what of those “pieces.”

Everyone responds differently to a divorce. Some people have a crisis and start going on drinking benders. Others seem calmly collected as if nothing is happening to them. Some people start eating a lot of chocolate and watching bad television.

For the record, I don’t watch tv. I might have a bad chocolate habit though.

Here is the Blonde’s Guide to grieving a divorce:

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Accept Your Partner’s Flaws: Advice From A Sage Jewish Guy

In love, marriage, relationships on August 22, 2014 at 1:02 am

The other night as I was texting back and forth with my super hip dad whose age shall not be revealed ha, he shared this gem for me:

 “The Secret to Marriage is Accepting That Person’s Flaws Without Fail. Accepting the Person as is.”

And he went on to tell me how someone would accept me for all of my kookiness and glory, rather than wanting me to be someone different because as he said, “No One is Perfect.”

To me this doesn’t mean letting someone be mean to you or treat you like garbage, but instead it means accepting the person as is and not asking him or her to become someone entirely different so you can love him/her more. If you don’t love someone for who he/she is at that very moment you are about to walk down the aisle, it’s not love. If you don’t like the person’s flaws, money habits, demeanor, appearance, or life goals, you won’t be able to change the person, so walk away.

This also means that the grass is not greener on the other side. You can try to have affairs but the fact is, your affair will also have flaws. No one is the ideal. Someone is just ideal enough for you. All the bad things your partner has is probably much less than all the great things he or she brings to the table. Appreciate it. The girl next door with the great rack or the guy who makes 300K has issues too, and most of them you wouldn’t want to deal with anyway.

 

Thanks Dad!

From the Lips of One Chosen Person to Another,

Laura

What To Do When Your Ex Moves On

In dating advice, divorce, love, relationships on August 22, 2014 at 12:39 am

Your ex has moved on.

How do you know this? Perhaps he or she already has a new beau, or maybe an online dating profile. Whether your ex has started a serious spark or just a few flings, here is my take on what you should do when you have found out that your ex has moved on.

Don’t expect fuzzy tenderness here–but just hard cold truth.

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Easy, Cheap, and Free Ways to Increase Intimacy With Your Partner

In dating advice, love, marriage, relationships on August 16, 2014 at 12:20 am

Intimacy doesn’t happen overnight, nor does it last simply by adopting or having someone adopt your last name. If you want to have a lasting and fulfilling relationship–because let’s be honest–plenty of lasting relationships aren’t all that fulfilling, — try these easy, free, or cheap ways to foster intimacy here and share with your friends!

Love and Kisses,

Laura

Dear Married People

In divorce, life, marriage on August 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Dear Married People,

How’s life being married?

Did you know that when you walked down the aisle there was and is a 50/50 chance?

A 50/50 chance of divorce or forever until you’re old and in poopy underwear.

I remember thinking how that wouldn’t be me. Wouldn’t be us.

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Are You A Real Man? Take This Test To Find Out

In dating advice, love, men, Real Men Series, relationships on August 10, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Technically there are certain characteristics that a person must have biologically to qualify as male. Some folks may lack these but still feel they’re a man. And in that case, kudos to you– I support people who embody all different definitions of gender and gender performance.

However, I feel that there are certain personality traits and behaviors that define if a man is a man or not. Again, some of my male fans ( Love you boos) have complained that I haven’t called women out on enough of their garbage, but I deal with men in a different way than I do with women. I know full well that people are both good and bad regardless of gender, but with that disclaimer said, here are the things I use in my mind to define if a man is a man, or merely a boy.

Read on to enjoy more of my wit and wisdom on love, dating, sex, and the humankind.

And at the end, I will hook you up with three awesome men to learn about, which is all a part of my new series,  Real Men.

I figured I could promote amazing guys and show the world that I haven’t given up on men. I’m merely waiting for someone to recognize my worth and show it!

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8 Sexual Things to Try With Your Partner

In marriage, relationships, romance, sex on August 9, 2014 at 2:36 am

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Thanks to Yoganonymous for the shot

Before you all freak out on me about the topic at hand– she’s suggesting sex tips! Oy to the Vey!– note that not all of these are particularly wild. This isn’t an X rated blog, so I keep things in moderation while also noting that most people aren’t about to engage in group sex and other outlandish things. Most folks are just couples looking to keep it fresh and as someone who used to be a member of a couple (boo, not anymore), I figure as a sexually-liberated chick ( a woman who enjoys and is comfortable with sex and her own body, while respecting and honoring it), I might make suggestions you’ll find useful.

Try these 8 Sexual Suggestions to make a dull night  or day a bit more exciting whether you’re married for 15 years, or dating for 6 months.

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What It Means To Love Someone

In dating advice, love, marriage, relationships on August 7, 2014 at 2:18 am

I think it sounds all so easy. You meet someone, feel all tingly and nervous when he/she is around you. If you’re like me, you talk a mile a minute, and then subsequently, clam up because you know you’ve been yammering.

You get sexually excited. Maybe you imagine carving your initials into a tree together.

That my friends, is simply oxytocin. The love hormone. The chemical in your brain that makes you so crazy that you decide to take a chance on a mutha f#*ker. 

But that’s not love.

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Warning Signs of Abuse: Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover

In dating advice, memoir, relationships on August 1, 2014 at 1:15 am

Before I go on, I would like to say that there are indeed abusive women but as a female who is a fan of the male sex, I cannot personally attest to any abusive female stories of my own. I have had friends who identified as lesbian who do have those stories, but I do not.

I also would like to state that there are some good guys in this world, some of them with troubles, and others not. Read the rest of this entry »