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Can Love Grow?

While the source of this quote may surprise you, I think what it says is very true: “Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.” – Keanu Reeves I’ve had lots of conversations with people about that … Continue reading

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10 Common Online Dating Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Have you decided to give the wonderful world of online dating a try? Or have you been trying for a while without any success? After scouring the Internet to find the biggest online dating turn-offs, here are 10 common ones … Continue reading

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Are You Genetically Programmed to Cheat?

Two different genes in your DNA may play a role in whether or not you stay faithful: a section of the vasopressin receptor known as RS3 334 and the DRD4 gene. Does that mean, theoretically, you could get your partner … Continue reading

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Ugly People Need Not Apply…

I started out this week writing about online dating turn-offs (and for those of you who requested this topic I will cover it soon). But while doing research on the biggest online turn-offs, I came across this story and felt … Continue reading

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Different Flirting Styles – At Home and Around the World

Before the holiday weekend I’d spent a few weeks not feeling well without anything exciting happening, so I wondered what on earth I could write about today. Then something happened during my visit to the doctor. I had to go … Continue reading

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Which Might Mean a Relationship: Holding Hands or Having Sex?

Simple question, right? Hardly. Depending on your situation the answer could be both or neither, and if it is just one the answer is far more likely to be holding hands. Sex alone almost never indicates a relationship these days … Continue reading

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Exes Anonymous: a 12-step program for dealing with breakups

Since a breakup inspired my first travel memoir, I figured that could be a good place to begin the blog. I was madly, head-over-heels in love during the four years I spent living in London. Then my visa expired, and we had to make a decision: get married or break up. I wanted to get married, he didn’t. Instead of moving straight back to LA with no job, no place to live, and no James (not his real name out of respect for him), I deviated from all the usual breakup stages and moved to Africa.

But during my only previous difficult breakup in college, I had an idea for a screenplay and ended up selling a series of 12 webisodes, each one a somewhat satirical stage of the breakup process. These steps are NOT recommended, but many people do go through them whether they should or not. I do have a rough draft of a screenplay about Exes Anonymous, and I might get back to it one of these days. In any case, here are 12-steps for recovering from a breakup:
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