I Refuse To Be Like My Mother

For as long as I can remember, I swore I would never be like my mother. She’s not a bad mother — quite the contrary. Her determination to be the best…

Should I try sex therapy?

Image: iStock It’s the one topic we’re reluctant to discuss: the health of our sex lives. But desire can take a nosedive at any age and for myriad reasons, from…

Christmas for the Separated Family

Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones. However, if you and your partner have recently split up or have been separated for a while, then this time of…

I Chose Them By Leaving Him

I chose them, by choosing me. I wish that I could say that the red flags hadn’t been there since the beginning but that would be a lie. If I’m…

When A Friendship Is More Like Family

There’s a 13 year age gap between me and my half-brother, but what really exists within that space is a lot of differences. I was an angsty middle schooler when…

Our Family Was Poor, But I Had No Idea

I had a good childhood. I lived in a neighborhood overrun with kids and played outside daily. I went to sleepovers and had friends come over to do sleepovers with…

To My Friend Who Died Of Breast Cancer

October, the beginning of fall, pumpkin spice latte season, the kiddos countdown to Halloween, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The month when the stores turn pink with a million different…

The 30-Day Sex Challenge

You’ve probably heard about the various 30-day challenges in the internet…but what if this time, it’s “sex”? The 30 Ab Challenge, the 30 Day Beach Body Challenge, the 30 Day…