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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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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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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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Travel memoir with a twist: healing a broken heart

Instead of the traditional travel memoir focused entirely on a place, my upcoming book “Ghana Heal a Broken Heart” (working title – to give suggestions for a new title please click here) also chronicles the story of attempting to get over the love of my life. I’d had an epiphany – quitting a man is like quitting smoking. You can’t do it until you truly want to. If you simply think you should quit, then chances of success remain low. 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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