Category Archives: Relationships

Getting our Religion: When relationships are like cults, and other mysteries

Last relationship article for Industry, just found as I dust off this blog. The original had more explicit details about said religion, but had to pull back. Ah, culture reporting, how I’ll miss you?**I saw a play recently, a solo … Continue reading

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Hack Your Love

When I ask about it, many people describe their experiences dating online with a kind of tired resignation, the same way they feel about keeping up with a million different online offerings. We even have a new word for ennui … Continue reading

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Boomer and Bust

The love generation keeps on splitting up. Ah, capricious age!For younger generations, who are getting married less often and later in their lives, the divorce rate keeps going down. It is Boomers (those who came of age in the 60s … Continue reading

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Home Economics 101

My latest Industry column talks about buying a house and being self-reliant, and all the ways that we actually need help regardless of our claims to independence.After years of not really thinking about it, living off myself by necessity, I … Continue reading

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Even Relationship Writers Get the Blues

Some times I have a hard time figuring out what’s fair game in my relationships to write about. I don’t really poll everyone to find out if they want to be portrayed in my writing, but whether it’s the age … Continue reading

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Entertain-men

Entertain-men The ideal first date and venues to steer clear of | Industry | July/August 2015I had my first real date at the ripe old age of 19.I can’t remember what we talked about now, but conversation flowed. He was … Continue reading

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Staying Summer

Staying Summer | Industry | June/July 2015 | How can a relationship stay strong, yet maintain the vitality and newness of its early season?There is a bodice ripping illo here, due warning.Summer can be a challenging time for relationships. By … Continue reading

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The Forever Thing

The Forever Thing | Industry | March 2015New column is up over at Issuu.com.I love the title. It sounds like the warm bath feeling of love. In reality, the formalized dance of the dating scene is a joke.And, ironically, as … Continue reading

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To Cheat…or Tweet?

To Cheat…or Tweet? Infidelity in the Age of Social Media, for Industry Feb 2015. I’m arrested by an online confession, a particularly pitiable example of a lonely woman’s sexless marriage. At first glance it’s a tempting glimpse of one road … Continue reading

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Road Rules: Traveling over the holidays

My latest for Industry’s Nov/Dec issue. Road Rules: Or, how to holiday travel together without driving each other crazy.It’s the time of year when opportunities to travel together come up for both new and more seasoned couples. From Thanksgiving through … Continue reading

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