Girl Talk: Laughter is a key component in healthy, lasting relationships

Girl Talk: Laughter is a key component in healthy, lasting relationships

It is a well-known fact that my inspiration for being a columnist originated from my love of “Sex and the City.” While most of my adoration for the show comes from the true-to-live experiences of Carrie Bradshaw and her lady friends, the most poignant take away from the show came from the character Mr. Big. […]

Girl Talk: Dating an independent woman has both its risks and its rewards

Girl Talk: Dating an independent woman has both its risks and its rewards

To be independent is to be free of outside control. It means not living under someone else’s authority or relying on outside sources for the support of your own livelihood. You are self-sufficient and proudly stand alone on your own two feet. Relationships can sometimes make this method of living a little complicated. A relationship […]

Girl Talk: Has love taken back seat to convenience, instant gratification?

Girl Talk: Has love taken back seat to convenience, instant gratification?

In the traditional methods of dating, couples would get into a relationship and it would eventually turn into sex. Today’s dating world has turned that upside down. Often it starts with sex that hopefully turns into a relationship….sometimes. When did it all get so backwards? Do we need to turn back the clock and start […]

Girl Talk: Moving in together is exercise in considering partner’s needs

Girl Talk: Moving in together is exercise in considering partner’s needs

As you are in a relationship, the natural progression of life will put you through a series of stages. Dating, sleepovers, intimacy, meeting families, vacations, engagements, cohabitation and marriage (not always in this order of course), but what happens to the separate lives that you had before two became one? When it comes to combining […]

Girl Talk: Swallowing the hard parts of life makes the good times sweeter

Girl Talk: Swallowing the hard parts of life makes the good times sweeter

In life, it is easy to lose sight of what is important. Our focus is always shifting on the many facets of day to day life, and it becomes second nature to feel overwhelmed and buried. Often we put too much weight on one part of our lives while neglecting the others. I can relate […]

Girl Talk: Whether inside or out this summer, both partners can have fun

Girl Talk: Whether inside or out this summer, both partners can have fun

Memorial Day has come and gone, so that means summer has unofficially started. The days are longer, the weather is warmer (well, eventually it will be), and it’s time to get out there and enjoy all the wonders of summer. What do you do if your significant other isn’t as fond of the outdoors as […]

Girl Talk: Couples should learn to part like adults, leave gossip out of it

Girl Talk: Couples should learn to part like adults, leave gossip out of it

When an adult couple breaks up, it is expected that at that point in their lives that they would peacefully go their separate ways. Instead, it seems the older we get, the more catty things seem to become. When did we stop being grown-ups? In the world of social media and over-sharing every thought and […]

Girl Talk: One-sides storytelling can lead to a distorted view of reality

Girl Talk: One-sides storytelling can lead to a distorted view of reality

We all know about the three sides to every story — her side, his side, and the truth. It happens in many different situations. After rush hour, you complain about the guy who flipped you off and called you a four-letter word for no reason. He complains about the idiot who wouldn’t let him merge […]

Girl Talk: Relight the spark, because it isn’t going to light itself for you

Girl Talk: Relight the spark, because it isn’t going to light itself for you

When it comes to keeping the spark alive in your relationship, great sex is an integral factor. Few things are as hot as when your partner lets you know that you are wanted. It could however become routine if sex is always initiated the same way and you follow the same routine. When it comes […]

Girl Talk: Being open and upfront goes a long way in healthy relationships

Girl Talk: Being open and upfront goes a long way in healthy relationships

On behalf of women everywhere, I would like to be the first to stand up and freely admit that when it comes to communication, we are complicated creatures. We hide thoughts and emotions and stick an “I’m fine” band-aid on them until it falls off and reveals the real festering wound below. So guys, when […]