I love the show This is Us. It's such an experience for me. I get into my comfy clothes, snuggle up on the couch with my husband, and (pending technology's cooperation) we watch and laugh and mostly cry. In one of the last episodes of this past season, there was a moment when I thought, "The writers of this show HAVE to be therapists."
There is a lot that goes into preserving your marriage, but the one thing that I've seen destroy marriages over and over again is dishonesty.
Dishonesty is a marriage killer.
The ability and willingness to be honest with your spouse does more prevention than it ever gets credit for.
So what can you as a single person do to help yourself be honest when you don't even have a partner yet?
There is a beauty that has been lost in our culture today. The beauty of small town friends who grow into loving each other is much rarer than in days past. We have gained the endless options of mates to be found on match.com, eharmony, bumble, tinder, christian mingle. This makes us think that somehow, people are better. There has to be a better option.
You've been talking to this girl for awhile now. She seems to like you a lot. You definitely like her and you want to move forward, but how the do you know when it is time to move forward?
Here are 4 questions to ask yourself before moving forward in a dating relationship:
Spoiler Alert: This blog contains references to the most recent release of GG- A year in the life.
I've been a Gilmore Girls fan forever. It's only natural I should kick off my blog with these ladies.
In "A year in the Life" Rory was not living the life that she knew she should. She couldn't remember to break up with Pete, or Paul, or whatever that guy's name was. She barely remembered she was dating him. She was cheating on him. She treated him awfully. And that's not Rory. It wasn't who she wanted to be and it wasn't right.
There are ways to date well and ways to really screw it up.