Girl Talk

Girl Talk: Remember so many firsts

Girl Talk: Remember so many firsts

We all go through countless numbers of life-lesson moments. We grow from our scars. We learn our own likes and dislikes and find out that every heartbreak, no matter how painful it was at the time, can be painted with a silver lining if you can convince yourself you learned something from the experience. In […]

Let’s get real: He told me about his kid nine months later

Let’s get real: He told me about his kid nine months later

Dear Melissa, I have been seeing this guy for about nine months. We really get along and I like him a lot. Recently he told me that in his past, many years ago, he had a child with someone. It was very nonchalant and casual, which was weird for me. He did say that he […]

Girl Talk: Beware of sharks in the dating pool

Girl Talk: Beware of sharks in the dating pool

Dating after 30 can be a scary venture. What was once a dating pool full of great fish that were easy to catch, now seems like a vast, empty ocean. When you cast out your line, the only thing biting your bait seems to be sharks or crappies. I often get letters from people who […]

Let’s get real: How to handle a dirty coworker

Let’s get real: How to handle a dirty coworker

Dear Melissa, I have a coworker with extremely horrible personal hygiene. It started with just greasy, unkempt hair, bad body odor and breath. Then they were showing up to our professional office environment in stained, wrinkled clothes daily. This was always irritating and gross, but tolerable. Now this has escalated into seeing them not wash […]

Girl Talk: Great love comes in all shapes and sizes

Girl Talk: Great love comes in all shapes and sizes

While some of us long for the fairy tale, others have found it. They have a story so beautiful it has to be shared with the world. Love comes when you are least expecting it and often from where you never thought of looking to find it. Brian and Jordan met on the school yard […]

Girl Talk: You’ll always look as good as you feel

Girl Talk: You’ll always look as good as you feel

We are in the dog days of summer and that means the hottest days are upon us, people are swimming, tanning and having hot summer parties. It’s bathing suit season and for most guys I know, the beer guts and dad bods are proudly on display; however, for most women I know, it’s a time […]

Let’s get real: My fiance is a ‘work husband’

Let’s get real: My fiance is a ‘work husband’

Dear Melissa, My fiancé works in an office full of women and on Fridays they usually go to happy hour for a drink after work. There are about 15 women and two guys and they only stay for one drink. It never bothered me before because I trust him. There is one girl in the […]

Girl Talk: There’s no clear road map to your soul mate

Girl Talk: There’s no clear road map to your soul mate

Soul mate. Those two little words have been thrown around in movies, music and books for as long as I can remember. From the beginning, the great love stories we studied from Greek literature stated “The first humans were created with four arms, four legs and four eyes… They had two noses and two mouths […]

Girl Talk: Breakin’ up is hard to do

Girl Talk: Breakin’ up is hard to do

When people are going through the trenches of a breakup it can get ugly. No matter how happy you once were together, if it doesn’t end in happily ever after you may find your fairy tale has turned into a horror story. Breakups can bring out the worst in people. You find yourself saying things […]

Let’s get real: No ring at 30

Let’s get real: No ring at 30

By Melissa Hughes For Weekender http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_melissa1.jpg Dear Melissa, I am 29 and I live with my boyfriend. We have been together for three years and I really want us to make some progression in our relationship. I feel that we are at a point in our lives where we should be looking to get engaged. […]