Tag: relationships

How to Become Hotter in Five Seconds (without surgery)

5 Ways to Become Hotter in Less Than 5 Seconds: To be hot in America today calls for a myriad of juxtapositions and strange inaccuracies. The media seems to want us to have big butts, big lips and big breasts, while we somehow simultaneously maintain a tiny waist, a thigh gap and no back fat. In a natural biological sense, this is an outright impossible feat.

So, the only option for “hotness” is surgery, according to pop culture. Otherwise, how else am I going to grow boobs and carve out a six pack at once? In a moment of trippy contemplation on the way home, it occurred to me that all these surgical trends are essentially bloody ways of turning us …

4 Ways to Get Your Husband or Wife to Finally Understand You

Like an astronaut meeting another life form, each gender struggles to communicate. However, this struggle can actually become a moment of harmony.

We are like two different species suddenly. We can feel each others’ vibes and energies just like animals do, but as we struggle to assemble the right phrases, we morph into cats and dogs, howling and hissing. Maybe it is true that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Based on the evidence …

12 Signs You Need to End a Relationship ASAP

Sometimes, in a moment of reflection, I'll compare my current relationship to a previous one. I'll remember a strange interaction with an ex and wonder how in the world I didn't immediately dump the guy. It's hard not to self-criticize when you look back at some of your self-defeating actions. However, in the end, he was the one that was being an insecure and cruel person.

One ex confidently clarified for me that, yes, I do indeed have stretch marks. Even though I still haven’t been able to find exactly what he was referring to (because apparently these “stretch marks” are invisible) the comment still made a lasting and hurtful impression on me. Why didn’t I just leave and break it …

6 Ways My Cuban Heritage Has Enriched My Marriage

My husband and I had a "Cuban-Southern wedding," we like to say. His half is Southern; my half is Cuban. We come from families that like big families, good food and drink and dancing. The blues and bluegrass of the south partner well with the tropical rhythms of Cuba. We had as much bourbon as we did rum, and our signature drink, we called the Georgia Peach Mojito (trademarked!).

I honestly had never met anyone other than myself who enjoyed and actively sought out the sounds of Southern Bluegrass music before I met my husband. Granted, I didn’t know much about the genre of music. I owned two very cheesy compilations of Bluegrass CDs from Target. I had heard it somewhere once, and one …

The Insight of a Lovebird

So, I won’t be referring to my fiancé anymore throughout some of my articles. He always works as a perfect example or as a character in an anecdote. However, I will be referring to my husband! This past weekend we were married, a long, arduous and expensive process. Many times during the year we considered eloping, …

Why You Need To Have a Bachelorette Party Vacation

Before my own (just this past weekend) Bachelorette party, I didn't fully comprehend the importance of the tradition. Like probably most people, I pictured a lot of drinks, hot pinks and partying. It turns out I was right but only by around 40%.

Before my own (just this past weekend) Bachelorette party, I didn’t fully comprehend the importance of the tradition. Like probably most people, I pictured a lot of drinks, hot pinks and partying. It turns out I was right but only by around 40%. To be fair, my Bachelorette party was pretty long, three nights and …

8 Guys to Stay (far far) Away From

Socially, we hold vastly different perspectives and expectations of guys than we do of men. Without getting into too much detail (this could probably be a whole other post), "guys" seem to get away with more troublesome behaviors than "men." That being said, there are more than a few guys to avoid, particularly in the realm of your love life.

The word, “guys,” is so misleading. Let’s face it, there’s no equivalent word for females. We use the word, “girls” in the same way that we use the word, “guys,” but if we decided to be accurate, the term “girls” would be paired with “boys.” “Guys” is like this in between man and boy thing; …

8 Actions that Show You Care

It's so easy to say "I care," sometimes we forget to show it. Here's 9 tips to get you started!

Of course we always say, “I care,” but saying it means nothing without showing it. Whether its an eager attempt at displaying gratitude to a relative we’ve taken for granted, or an aim to reassure our other half that we do, in fact, care, or a small reminder of your loyalty to a friend, showing that you …

10 Activities That Will Strengthen Your Relationship

Don't let distractions or stressors make a gap.

With so many distractions presented to us daily, we can accidentally create distance between ourselves and our significant others. It’s important to maintain the bond. These 10 activities do just that. Have fun, and strengthen your relationship at the same time.  10 Activities that will bring you and your other half closer together: 1. Teach …

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