Tag Archive: relationships

Feb 16 2014

Ladies, what NOT to do if you’re trying to get laid

Ask anyone (including Google), ‘how to turn a man on’ and you’ll hear typical responses like: talk dirty to him, do a strip tease, use a blind fold, take a shower together, or role-play. In short, be sexy! I’ll be the first to admit that sexiness is not something I really exude. I’m just too …

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Feb 11 2014

What has changing my name really changed?

I’ve finally finished the last steps of changing my name after marriage. I didn’t do a legal name change; I just assumed my husband’s name. But still – the process of changing all my ID, important documents, and accounts was a huge pain in the ass. It took almost a year, but I’m finally done! Why …

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Jan 18 2014

Topics you apparently shouldn’t discuss with your mother-in-law

Earlier this winter, Craig and I went to his parent’s place to get our cars fixed and winter tires put on. My father-in-law is a mechanic, which (I gotta be honest) was one of the reasons why I married my husband… just after money and has nice eyebrows (kidding). While the guys were in the …

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Dec 18 2013

What it’s like being married to a nerd

Before I married my husband, I had limited wires, cables and extension cords in my house. I didn’t see a difference between cartoons and anime. And superhero movies didn’t interest me. But marrying a nerd has opened me up to a whole new world. Here’s a window into what life is like being married to …

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Nov 30 2013

Talking to your significant other about his ex-girlfriends

When two people start dating a little less casually (somewhere between “Go home, it’s getting late” and “Will you be my plus one”), they start to wonder about the other person’s past. That’s when the ex questions usually come up. For women, sometimes our curiosity can get the best of us. What starts out as …

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Nov 06 2013

5 Things you should never say to an angry woman

Whether she’s stressed out about work, annoyed by her parents, upset about her appearance or mad about something stupid you may have said or done, there are just some things you don’t say to an angry woman. A woman who’s in the heat of rage and sees enough red to rip off your head is …

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Oct 12 2013

What happens when a flighty Gemini collides with a structured Virgo

Life at our house is never dull. Between the nutty things I say and my over-exaggeration of everything (which make him shake his head and question why he married me), our home is never short of laughter. I’m big on personality assessment and understanding why people possess certain traits. And this led me to explore how …

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Aug 10 2013

A letter to the douchebag who cheated on me… twice

The other day, I was having dinner with a girlfriend and we were reminiscing about all the losers we used to date when we were younger. As we were swapping stories, I started to wonder if I ever got “closure” for some of those horrible ex-boyfriend messes I experienced. The more I wondered about this, …

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Jun 01 2013

Guest Post: How to make a work-love balance work for you

By Lindsay Shoemake | That Working Girl Once you’re in the workforce, it’s inevitable that you’ll find a core group of friends to have drinks with to explore the nighttime scene. You’re out with your friends, you mix with another friend group, a little flirtation takes place and before you know it, bam – you’re …

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May 22 2013

Dear crazy ex-girlfriend who won’t leave us alone

Dear crazy ex-girlfriend, The first time you went all whack-job on us with your obsessive phone calls and barrage of “we need to talk” messages, I understood. I really did. Like any girl after a relationship ends, you needed closure. The second and third times you went manic, your angry messages claiming you “wasted 4 …

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May 07 2013

Bad friends are like paper cuts

Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about true friendships vs temporary acquaintances. A true friend is an extension of your family; this person is a recurring character in your life story. But an acquaintance is just a temporary character who makes an appearance here and there. They show up randomly, aren’t involved in …

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Apr 28 2013

What changes when you start living together? Oh about everything

After 3 weeks of marriage, people ask me: “So how does it feel to be a married woman?” My response: “The same… except now I get half his stuff and it’ll cost him money to leave me.” Really, nothing’s changed. We lived together for a year and a half before we got married, so everything …

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Apr 12 2013

Farting in a relationship – “I love you even though you fart”

When we were in Costa Rica with our best friends, we had a conversation about funny things that happen in relationships, including farting in front of your significant other. Is it okay to fart in a relationship? How would you react if fart noises accidentally slipped out with your significant other in the room? Would …

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Feb 24 2013

The benefits of living together before marriage

Common-law marriages are quickly becoming the common alternative to marriage in this day and age. Since common-law couples are entitled to the same rights as married couples, why not opt for the less traditional approach to married life? Okay fine. For those of you who prefer being legally married, can we at least agree that …

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Feb 10 2013

Weird conversations between me and my fiancée (part 1)

Anyone who knows us would probably agree that he’s the sane one who keeps me grounded, while I’m the psycho who talks aimlessly with no filter. I blame it on the writer side of me. If I don’t say the things that immediately pop into my head, I’ll probably forget them (which he would argue …

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Jan 22 2013

A window into our common-law-riage

I still remember a time when I was a bitter cynic who didn’t believe in the folklore of commitment and happily ever after. I did believe that love existed. I also believed in the concept of forever. But in my mind, the 2 were never (and could never be) related. Love was real. And so …

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Jan 09 2013

Why do couples fight? Not enough sex and not enough money

Google’s autocomplete feature on their search bar makes me laugh sometimes. I’m a sucker for “how-to” articles and blog posts, such as “how to make Parmesan chicken” or “how to style my hair for a wedding” or “how to grow marijuana.” (Kidding, I know how to make Parmesan chicken.) Today, out of curiosity I wanted to know …

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Nov 23 2012

Can we really do it all? What I’m learning about work life balance

Can a career-driven woman manage countless projects, promotions, a department and executives’ expectations and still hold on to her sanity? Can she come home at the end of a 10-hour work day and have the energy to make dinner, clean the kitchen and complete all the other domestic duties that come with wifehood? The short …

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