Relocate without a ring?

7:53 am Feb. 9, 2015

I keep watching episodes of House Hunter International. It features couples looking for a place to live abroad. I noticed that a fair amount of the people were not married. One of them would have a job opportunity and the other decided to go with them. To a new country. With no real promise of marriage. That’s commitment.

Call me romantic but I love the idea of

Does marriage change everything?

8:12 am Feb. 6, 2015

When I hear about the pre-marital counseling sessions that couples take, I wonder if they are told the truth. A lot of people worry about what marriage will be like in comparison to a dating relationship. Well, it should change everything because marriage is different.

What we really wonder if it will change everything for the worse. Will the things we once loved about them suddenly drive us

Is being single making us crazy?

7:32 am Feb. 5, 2015

A woman in Texas decided to hold a “wedding” ceremony to herself for her 40th birthday. She got a dress, a church, and invited people she knew to watch her marry herself. I don’t think she is the first to do the ridiculous gesture but she definitely created a buzz.

People all over the world have called her pitiful, desperate, attention-seeking, and crazy. Do you think being single

Need answers: Should we ask our exes?

7:23 am Feb. 4, 2015

I was watching Raising Whitley on OWN recently starring comedienne Kim Whitley. She was meeting up with her now married ex to find out why they never made it to the alter. He gave her some very honest feedback that she was open to hearing.

I wondered if contacting people from your past could shed some light on what we did wrong and improve our chances in our

Let those skeletons out!

8:24 am Feb. 3, 2015

The main concern for a lot of single people is what happens when the truth comes about. The things we did when we were young and dumb. Heck, the foolish thing we did last month can even haunt us! We spend too much energy worrying about what someone will think of us. What if we just let all those skeletons out?

It could be terrifying but it can

Dating: Acting weird post hook-up?

7:51 am Jan. 30, 2015

I think a lot of people are convinced that sex doesn’t really change the dynamic of a relationship – casual or serious. Then they try to figure out why the person they slept with is acting so awkward all of a sudden. Sometimes sex can alter the way a person treats you. What do you do when someone starts acting weird after you hook up?

For example, my

Is compatibility the secret to longevity?

8:43 am Jan. 29, 2015

I recently met a couple who had been married for 17 years. They told me that when they first met, they really paid attention to compatibility. Although they had very different childhoods and backgrounds, they were similar with important things. How do you gauge your compatibility when you seem to be very different?

If you agree on how to raise kids, the kind of life you want to

Dating: What if they have a bad rep?

6:08 am Jan. 28, 2015

One of our readers would like a little advice with their dating dilemma. “Rachel” has been dating a guy she met at church for a couple of weeks. Someone at church heard they were dating and it wasn’t long before she started getting unsolicited info on the guy. Turns out he has a bad dating reputation.

She was going to dismiss it at first. When they gave

Is it fair to judge their number?

8:50 am Jan. 27, 2015

Is there such a thing as knowing too much information about your partner? My friend asked her man about his number of sexual partners and his response shocked her. She hasn’t stopped thinking about it and keeps asking how he managed to get such high numbers.

It is clear that she thinks he has too many for her comfort level. Her image of him has shifted and she

Is chivalry still important?

8:47 am Jan. 26, 2015

A couple’s relationship was tested this weekend when a woman saw her man back down from a fight. She felt as if her boyfriend should have stood up to the drunk guy who made disrespectful comments. To her, the “chivalrous” thing to do would have been to serve a beat down to defend her.

I personally don’t consider bustling someone’s nose as a chivalrous act but I