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RELATIONSHIPS

RELATIONSHIPS

You can’t trust yourself. Take time to heal.

You can’t trust yourself. Take time to heal.

While I was married to my first wife,  I used to cherish the rare moments I would get alone. During those quiet moments, I was able to re-calibrate and get a sense of self that I couldn't have with three screaming kids, a nagging wife and all that work. A day to just...

“My wife wouldn’t do that.”

“My wife wouldn’t do that.”

When I talk about my own personal "awakening" during post-divorce life,  I usually mean in terms of recognizing the underlying truths in relationships and the psychology of my fellow humans, ladies in particular. Accepting REALITY and not what SHOULD be, in other...

Think Being a Single Guy is Tough? Try Being a Woman.

Think Being a Single Guy is Tough? Try Being a Woman.

I'm going to go off script here and talk about the other half of the species. Lets put on our virtual pair of Spanx and padded bra and take a peak at what it's like as a single WOMAN today. IT AIN'T ALL ABOUT SEX. Let's get one thing out of the way. Yes, single women...

Lying

Lying

The most insidious and oft-overlooked red flag in the giant book of red flags is without a doubt LYING. Lying is so pervasive that we even have a term for the more "innocent" ones: "little white lies". How about "fib"? Sounds like a name for a little hamster. Fibster....

Baggage

Baggage

Here's a common term in the world of relationships: BAGGAGE. "Baggage" is another word for all the negative shit that happened to you in the past and that is presumably deeply embedded in your psyche and ready to bubble up at a moment's notice.  After a marriage...

SEO: Sexual Energy Optimization

SEO: Sexual Energy Optimization

A little background on me... I do marketing work for companies. Mostly local small/mid-size businesses. I help them push their brand, look professional, and grow their business. I do a lot of creative design work, branding, photography,...

For the Ladies: Advice from the DSO

For the Ladies: Advice from the DSO

A different little spin on things... some general relationship advice from me to the ladies. 1. Empathize more. It's not always about you. Put yourself in his shoes. For those of you saying "Well yeah, duh!"... you'd be surprised how many women just flat out do not...

Comfort

Comfort

  A question I recently received from a reader: "What tips do you have for a happily married person to strive to be the best they can be?" My reply: Don't get comfortable. You now how when you first started dating that you worked hard to look your best? You put on...

Being The Man is a JOB.

Being The Man is a JOB.

You go to work. Monday through Friday. You do your job. You don't complain. You don't ruffle feathers. You come in, do your tasks, clock out and leave. You've never called in sick. You don't like to attend the after-work parties or cocktail hours if you...

Relationship NEEDS

Relationship NEEDS

When it comes to romantic, long-term relationships… what is a NEED, exactly? It’s a quality that must exist in order for the relationship to flourish and continue. Sounds simple enough, but it never ceases to amaze me just how much us men don’t understand the needs of...

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