Why Do Relationships Hurt? | How to Hurt Less + Love More

How to love more in relationships

Being one half of a couple can be wonderful, inspiring, heart-poundingly lovely. Romance! Compliments! Someone to share inside jokes with while giggling into your cocktail! Being single can be thrilling, invigorating, heart-poundingly lovely. Flirting with charming strangers! First kisses! Going wherever you want, whenever you want! While single-ing and partnering both have their merits, like […]

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3 Ways To Date Better + Find the Person Who is Right for You

3 Ways to Date Better

Our relationships are a direct reflection of our own self-worth. Who we love is intrinsically tied to our level of self-esteem. Every day, clients tell me that they’re in a relationship with a person they care about but their needs aren’t being met. And every day, my sweet, smart, lovely clients ask me how they […]

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How to Find the Perfect Partner (+ a free download)


Maybe you’ve heard of these mythical creatures. Or seen them in movies. Perhaps your best friend/sister/neighbor is even dating one. The Perfect Partner. They always clean up after themselves. They plan surprise weekend getaways. They buy sweet, thoughtful gifts and spontaneous bouquets. They say things like “I’m so lucky to be with you” and “You’re […]

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Our Love Story: The Secret to Making Marriage (+ Relationship) Last

mr and mrs

One of my favorite past times is asking couples what makes their relationship work. Recently,  I was fortunate to sit down and hear the story of Cindy and Ken Schmale who have been together for 25 years! What’s the secret to making marriage/relationship last? This question can be a difficult one to answer.  In my […]

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Dear D, I’m Getting Mixed Messages From A Guy

negotiation anecdote post

Hello Danielle, I met this amazing guy on a dating site, he was very sweet, funny, charming, cute, smart and great to talk to. Everyday, he would text me and/or call me first, and even send me cute little good morning texts. Two weeks later, we decided to meet up and we finally did, five […]

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How To Make A Long Distance Relationship Work (sweat required)

how to make a long distance relationship work

This post originally appeared on the uber talented Michelle Vargas’s website Fart With Headphones On.  I was thrilled to write it for her + delighted to share it now with you! ***************************************   Long distance relationships are not for the fearful; they’re for the audacious. The brassy, bold + brave. You exchange massive time alone for fleeting […]

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4 Signs You Should Breakup With Him

Signs You Should Breakup With Him

We’ve all been there. You and your honey have been together forever and a day. You’ve even mentally designed the ideal wedding,  kitchen island counter-top and  the kids’ grammar school graduation. But lately, the relationship is hitting the skids and getting through an average day feels like wading through knee-deep Mississippi mud. You thought you’d […]

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Because Life Is Short: The Happy Couples’ Secret Weapon

Fashion: trends trail

Seriousness has an important place in love + life. Deep and meaningful conversations. Life-changing decisions. Support at times when emotions are running high. But playfulness is just as – if not more – important. Laughter is a language that people use to bond. To mend. To escape. People who take themselves too seriously (and lack […]

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How To Get Over A Breakup

how to get over breakup

This guest post comes to us from the lovely Sarah Von Bargen of Yes and Yes fame.  She’s been blogging for 3+ years about her world travel, navigating the world of modern adulthood and, um, theme parties. In 2009, my live-in boyfriend and I decided to end our three-year relationship.  This decision was made over a […]

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Why We Stay In a Relationship (Way) Too Long

why we stay in a relationship too long

  You know how it goes – how it feels. You know the thoughts that trip through your head. Maybe I’m just in a bad mood. Maybe this is just the reality of long term relationships and I need to be more realistic. Maybe if I (or both of us) try harder, it will feel […]

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