When I got married over five years ago, I wondered how things might be different after we tied the knot. Would it feel different? Would making a formal commitment really matter in our relationship?
Years ago, when I was dating a divorcing man (who’s now my husband!), and our relationship was getting serious, I struggled with how to answer the questions “Is this relationship right for me? Is this man right for me?” After his divorce was final, we really started talking more seriously about a future together. Plus, […]
“I don’t understand how anyone could overlook the hateful and misogynistic things he said — to say nothing of his policy views!” I heard one friend say of the United States’ president-elect. “Well, I don’t understand how anyone could overlook her email scandal and corruption! It’s just more of the same!” another friend countered when […]
Today’s article is in response to a question from a reader (via Ask Melissa!) about what to do if you’re in love with a man but he just wants to be friends. In my response, I provide guidance on how to approach this issue, including specific scenarios in which a friendship with your ex could […]
Today’s article is in response to a question from a reader (via Ask Melissa!) about understanding why her boyfriend is pushing her away, especially if he’s talking about having a future together. In my response, I provide insight into what’s really going on, the emotional trap that she needs to avoid, and whether she should […]
I was excited to share my best advice on Maj Wismann’s blog post featuring “Tips from 62 Famous Relationship Experts” on the “top 3 relationship killers you need to avoid.” Below is an expanded version of the tips that I provided on her blog. Having awareness of these things is so important. These things can […]
If you found the previous article on signs that your partner has long-term potential helpful, here are five more signs that you should keep a look out for in your relationship, if you are trying to decide whether he’s right for you. Consider it a “thumbs up” if: He is Open to Growth and Change […]