Twenty four: Why your ’20s are awesome

Single in the City: Turning 24
I recently turned twenty-four. 2. 4. That’s MID TWENTIES. I spent the week leading up to my birthday having an unnecessary panic attack and when my birthday passed, I didn't feel any different. You should embrace life at every age but if you’re a 20-something, here’s my advice to surviving your own mid-twenties crisis (because really, it's not a crisis). 1. Create something No matter how many hours you work to pay your bills, you can still make time to create something that is only yours. Figure out what makes you tick, because right now we have the energy to work and play. And beyond that, we have the time to make something out of anything. Paint. Draw. Sing. Dance. Live with wolves and write a book about it. Whatever you’ve always wanted to try, now is the time. Read more

Communication tips for couples

My job is to take two people, pair them up, and send them on their merry way to getting married. But the matchmaking goes far beyond mushy gushy-ville. Clients will circle back to me with all sorts of relationship questions and my answer to almost everything they ask is communication, communication, communication. Really, communication is the biggest factor to making a relationship work. Communicate well and you’ll be golden all the way through your golden anniversary. Easier said than done, I know. So, here’s my down and dirty three point cheat sheet to becoming an awesome communicator. Read more

7 Habits that ruin relationships

I love love. That doesn't mean that I think relationships are all Eskimo kisses and conversation hearts though. Relationships are tough work. But, there is a way to make your relationship easier. Ready for it? Stop sabotaging! That’s right, sabotage. Here are the worst offenders. Read more

What married women can learn from single girls

I spend a lot of time giving single girls rules for nabbing men. And they totally do need them. But that doesn't mean single girls don’t have their own lessons to teach, too. Women in relationships, especially married women, could definitely learn a thing or two from the single girls of the world. Here are just a few: Read more

3 Celeb couples who’ve still got it and why

It seems like the average celebrity relationship has the lifespan of a fruit fly. Buy a magazine or open your Internet browser and all you’ll read about are celeb breakups and high profile divorces. It’s all so sad. But, there are bright spots. A few celebrity relationships have managed not to melt in the spotlight. Here are three of my favorite famous love connections and why I think they work. Read more

Divorced men: A girl’s best kept secret

By now I’m sure you’ve heard, I have a boyfriend! His name is David and he’s everything I was looking for. Kind, cute, fun, devoted, and divorced. Yep, divorced. Why? Because divorced men are a girl’s best kept secret. Do your research but don’t discount a guy because he’s divorced. You might even want to give him some bonus points. It worked for me. I really can’t wait for you all to get to know David this season. So excited! Here’s a few things to keep in mind about starting a new flame with "the divorced guy": Read more