What Ingredients Create a Long-lasting, Satisfying HEA (Happily Ever After)—In Romance Novels and Movies, and In Life? It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m a romance author who’s been happily married more than twenty-two years. So, of course I’m thinking about relationships.
Vulnerability is Key to Enjoying True Happiness and Healthy Relationships These days, so many people struggle with developing solid, close relationships—even with their spouses. Everyone is depressed, or drinks too much, or hates their lives. Divorces are commonplace. Yet we
Finding Love, Having Sex, and Dating During the Coronavirus Pandemic? So, normally my post this month would be something like a book review or my latest writerly news. I’ve also been meaning to discuss that new reality dating show Love
The Five Relationship Lies We’ve Been Fed for Years Hurt Everyone In my teens and twenties I was your typical relationship pessimist. My parent’s marriage seemed a thing of evil, and I couldn’t understand why anyone would get married voluntarily.
Romance Novels Have the Power to Transform Our Relationships with Ourselves, and Others The impact of media on societal norms has been on my mind for years, but it was a recent article celebrating Sesame Street’s fiftieth anniversary that made
Washington DC Sits at the Intersection of Diversity, Politics, Love, and Everything Great About Romance Novels A couple weeks ago, I took a trip to Washington DC with my best girlfriend. Neither of us had been there since we were
Why Do We Treat Men’s and Women’s Orgasms so Differently? And What Does that Say About Us? Something has been haunting me lately about men and women and orgasms. It’s been sticking in my head, popping up during conversations and