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10 Ways To Rebuff (Or At Least Rebound From) The Bad Boy (According To Don Draper’s Many Women)

Learn from the mistakes of the women who fell for the charms of the über bad boy in the gray flannel suit: “Mad Men”‘s Don Draper.

By: Lorraine Duffy Merkl / April 24, 2015

5 Tips To Forgetting Your Way To A Better Relationship

I often have memory loss, except it’s not due to a car accident as it is for Rachel McAdams’s character, “Paige,” in the soon to be released movie “The Vow”; mine is voluntary. When my husband, Neil, and I had a few chinks in our newlywed armor, we decided to enlist a little help getting…

By: Lorraine Duffy Merkl / February 10, 2012

The Soapbox: Let’s Take The “Man” Out Of Mani/Pedi

I boldly venture into sexist territory. I move we take the “man” out of mani/pedi. Why? Because sitting next to someone of the opposite sex in my nail salon is different than sitting side-by-side with another woman. It just is.

I fully accept that some nice metrosexual may want his nails buffed or…

By: Lorraine Duffy Merkl / December 29, 2011

Dealbreaker: He Wanted A Mommy

I did not want to be in college and be a mom. And I’m not talking about having a baby, I’m talking about dating one.

Tom and I were just barely in our 20s and our wants were few. Most of the time, just being together was enough. So when he told me…

By: Lorraine Duffy Merkl / December 15, 2011